Casa de Los Ángeles Offers Free Daycare to Kids, Support for Low-Income Moms
By Robin Loving
One hundred children a day look forward to being coddled, fed, and nurtured while their moms work to provide for their housing, clothing, and transportation needs, thanks to Casa de Los Ángeles, a local nonprofit that has been operating for 15 years. Come and hear founder Donna Quathamer explain how 1,800 volunteers from 43 countries have helped to build this network of support for low-income families at Rotary on Tuesday, July 19, at 12:30pm at Hotel Misión, Salida a Querétaro 1. The presentation will be free and in English.
Casa de Los Ángeles
Tue, Jul 19, 12:30pm
Salida a Querétaro 1
“Dignity and respect are central to our program,” said Quathamer. The center provides medical care, clothing distribution, scholarship opportunities, transitional housing, after-school care, and a food bank. Each family served is required to participate in the life of the daycare center by giving one hour of service for each day their child is present.
Quathamer, with a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in theology, moved to San Miguel de Allende to start Casa de Los Ángeles. She strongly believes that the poor are capable of helping themselves if given the opportunity. She holds certificates in elementary and special education. She was named Rotary Citizen of the Year in 2009, and is the author of Under the Pepper Tree: Stories of Casa de los Ángeles, 2007.
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