January, 3, 2013 – 7pm, Capitol Hill Community Hall : Movie Screening Fundraiser for Misión México, Mexican Children’s Home. Minimum donation of $5.
In November 2000, Alan and Pamela Skuse left their home on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, to volunteer at an orphanage in Tapachula for twelve months. The organisation they were assisting closed down after six months, leaving the Skuses with a life changing decision. To return to Australia, or take on the overwhelming challenge of caring for the remaining seven children full time.
The thought of leaving the kids, who would go back to the streets, and lives of abuse, was not an option. So despite the lack of resources and support, Pam and Alan decided to take on the huge responsibility of establishing their own refuge.
Come out to watch the documentary about this orphanage and how surfing has helped these children restore their confidence and hope for the future. A minimum $5 donation is requested. 100% of the money raised from the event will go directly to Misión México: providing much needed funds for the children’s education, housing costs, food, clothing, and all other basic and operational needs that arise while caring for 50 children in a loving home environment. Come one, come all, bring friends, and bring the whole family!!
You can check out more about Misión México here on their website http://lovelifehope.com/about.htm.