After numerous missionary trips to Honduras, Rev. William Vazquez came home to New Jersey inspired to create a safe-haven for the many abandoned, abused, and poverty stricken children he encountered. In 2003, construction started for My Little Lambs Orphanage near the city of Siguatepeque, Honduras. The first seven children arrived in 2009 and since then an additional 10 have joined them.
The children of My Little Lambs - Maria Elena, Javier, Carlos, Myra, Kenia, Josue, Zoila, Zulman, Jerry, Ever, Julissa, Silvia, Sergio, Christian, Jorge, Yoner, and Esther - have suffered greatly in their short lives. The orphanage, which operates solely on the generosity of others, has saved the children from physical and sexual abuse, extreme poverty and the dangers of prostitution and gang life. Many of the children arrived at the safe haven barely dressed, without shoes or even underwear. Each child has their own tragic story. We are thankful for the opportunity to create a new, more positive chapter in the story of their lives...one filled with love, safety and nourishment of their mind, bodies and souls.
Emotionally touched by the tragic stories of each of these children, we were inspired to begin small fundraising efforts for the orphanage. As the needs of the orphanage continue to grow, as do our fundraising efforts. Our 4th Annual Red Party
will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2015
at the Southampton Room, from 7PM – 11PM. We hope you might join us for a night of fun in honor of the kids. But if you can't....
You can make a difference....Right here.....Right now. Your donations make a significant impact:
- $1.40/day or $44/month FEEDS a child
- $1.50/day or $47/month EDUCATES a child
- $0.80 a day or $24/month SHELTERS a child
If you are moved to help the children of the orphanage, please know that any size donation is greatly appreciated. All donations are tax deductible.
To learn more about My Little Lambs, visit www.mylittlelambs.org.
To learn more about the 4th Annual Red Party, or to purchase tickets, please contact Illeana Casiano-Vazquez at 267-784-6713.
Eternally grateful for your time and generosity.
~Illeana and Sam Vazquez