Lemonade International Blog

Category: Navidad En La Limonada

Time Is Running Out… Make A Year-End Donation Today

There are just a few days left in 2010 so time is running out to make a tax deductible year-end donation, and we want to give you an opportunity to help meet the needs that exist as we the year comes to a close. Our Christmas campaign, “Navidad En La Limonada”, has raised $25,407  – […]

Meet Priscila

Meet Priscila. Growing up in La Limonada, she and her siblings dreamed of leaving, of going to a better place, of having a job, of a better life. Priscila’s parents told their children that they couldn’t give them riches, but that they should strive for a better life, outside the ghetto. Education was a high […]

Meet Myra- Scholarships for Students

Meet Myra. Her father died on Christmas day when she was only 12 years old. At age 13, her mother, stricken with grief, decided to move to the United States, leaving her children behind. After moving in with her brother, she found herself alone at 14 when he was killed. For Myra, receiving a scholarship […]

A Simple Gift -Shoe Donations

We have spoken about our friend Luis several times in the past. He doesn’t have anything besides a few belongings and the clothes on his back. Luis has lived on the streets for years, how many, he’s uncertain. Luis isn’t sure how old he is. Among many other things that Luis has never had… is […]

Honor Someone Special This Christmas

This Christmas give your friend or loved one the priceless gift of bringing joy to the heart of a child or teacher from La Limonada. If you would like to give a “Navidad En La Limonada” gift in honor of someone, please specify the name and adress of the person or people you would like […]

Labor of Love- Teachers Bonuses

It’s difficult to share just one story when it comes to the teachers. There is so much of a team, of a feeling of unity among the staff at the schools that it almost feels as if we are one being. Each teacher comes with their own “luggage”. That is to say, each has their […]

Give The Gift Of Education

As you celebrate the Christmas season with family and friends, would you consider ways you can spend less on traditional Christmas gift-giving, in order to give meaningful gifts to the children and teachers in La Limonada? One way you can do that is by giving the gift of education as part of our Navidad En […]

You Can Help Children, Families & Teachers

Earlier this year we told you about four children who were left alone and locked in their home while their parents worked – selling food at construction sites all day. The situation with these four children was so destitute that the teachers at one of the schools in La Limonada decided to take them in […]

Backpacks & Shoes – “Gifts Of Hope”

After a very busy start to the new school year in La Limonada we have photos of the children receiving their “Back To School Packages” from the Gifts Of Hope provided throughout the Christmas season. As you can tell from the pictures they are so excited about the gifts… and we wanted to share this […]

The Teachers Receive Their Bonuses!

Thanks to the generosity of so many of you, we were able to pay 34 teachers and workers at both schools in La Limonada a fair wage for the month of December. Just a few days ago they had a party and shared some special time together… and were provided with their bonus checks. The […]

2009 Year-End Giving: Last Chance to Provide “Gifts Of Hope”

The last day of 2009 is quickly approaching… and the ball is going to drop in Times Square in just a few days to signify the beginning of a New Year: 2010. Thanks to the prayers and generosity of so many of you – it has been an incredible year. You have helped to educate […]

Merry Christmas!

Dear Friends of Lemonade International, Our team, both in Guatemala and here in the United States, want to thank you for your love and support for the children and families of La Limonada throughout 2009. It has been an incredible year of expansion and growth with the establishment of a new school (Escuelita Mandarina) and […]

Incredible Generosity… A Little More To Go: “Gifts Of Hope”

Over the past several weeks you have heard about Yoli, Eddy and “M” and the opportunities you have to provide children and teachers just like them with “Gifts Of Hope” this Christmas. And we are grateful to say you have responded with incredible generosity: We asked you to supply 350 children with shoes and backpacks […]

Friends Collaborate To Provide Student With Scholarship

This week we received a Gift Of Hope in the amount of $125.00 to provide a high school student with a scholarship to attend a private school in Guatemala City to receive a quality education. The donation came from Nona Peyton, a Lemonade Int’l child sponsor, along with this note: “This is from a womens […]

Meet “M” – Christmas 2009 “Gifts Of Hope”

Meet “M”. Living in one of the filthiest homes in La Limonada, she is the oldest of 5 children. Her parents are petty thieves, and the profits from selling their bounty are the only income for the family. Her step-father was caught and imprisoned, leaving her mother as the only parent. While her mother is […]

Con Gratitud Para Iglesia Bautista Camino al Cielo

We want to express our gratitude to the people of Iglesia Bautista Camino al Cielo in Chino, California for their generosity. The church community, just outside of Los Angeles, collected an offering in recent weeks to go toward our ‘Gifts Of Hope” Christmas 2009 project. The church raised $5,500 for the project that will provide […]

Meet Eddy – Christmas 2009 “Gifts Of Hope”

Meet Eddy. As a scholarship student, he is one of the fortunate few able to receive a quality education at a private high school in Guatemala City. His father was murdered 11 years ago, so he has grown up with his mother trying her best to raise him on her own. Being raised in these […]

Gifts “In Honor Of…” & Corporate Matching

We have received several requests recently for donors to be able to give a “Gift Of Hope” in honor of a loved one this Christmas and we wanted to let all of you know that we have created a way you can do that. Simply click on the following link to download and print a […]

Meet Yoli – Christmas 2009 “Gifts Of Hope”

Meet Yoli. She lives in La Limonada with her three daughters. She also took in a baby boy from another parent in La Limonada who was unable to care for her child. An employee of Escuelita Limon for ten years, she works faithfully with the 4 to 6 year olds. Her motivation? To teach the […]

Buy Less… Give More

In recent years several voices have begun speaking from the fringes… encouraging people to scale back on the shopping, abundant gift-giving and misplaced focus of the season in order to give more, spend meaningful time with family and focus on the revolutionary, world-changing event of Jesus’ birth. Those voices are speaking more loudly and clearly […]

Update – Christmas 2009: Gifts Of Hope

It has been exciting to see how individuals and families have been responding to the Christmas 2009 “Gifts Of Hope” project for the children and teachers at the schools in La Limonada. One mom explains a proposition she and her husband made to their four daughters: “We asked them if they would be willing to […]

Give A Gift Of Hope For Christmas

As the holiday season quickly approaches, we begin to see Christmas decorations and displays (is it just me or does it seem like this happens earlier each year?), and retailers begin a big push to advertise their latest products. Many people go into debt this time of year as a result of the pressure to […]

School Shoes For Christmas… Delivered!

Thanks to so may of you who donated over the past month! Because of your generosity, School Shoes were delivered to more than 260 children in La Limonada over the past few days! About 60 children on “The Other Side” were invited to a special Christmas bowling party over the weekend where all of them […]

School Shoes – Thank You From Tita

We officially have reached our goal to be able to get school shoes for Christmas for all the children at both schools in La Limonada! We actually received more than we needed to cover the shoes, so the donations received over and above the cost of the shoes will help to provide a great Christmas […]

School Shoes For Christmas

Some of you have asked how you can help the children of La Limonada as Christmas approaches. Each year Tita and her team host a Christmas party for the children and present each of them with a new pair of shoes… shoes that will last for the entire year. To us, a new pair of […]

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