Posted by Bob Buck on Jun 06, 2018
On Wednesday, June 6th, Holmen Area Rotary Club's Justin Bodine was able to present a check to Sarah Sceery, Director of Development for Casa Hogar Juan Puablo II Orphanage.  Justin was able to raise a phenomenal $2840 by hand making 10 friendship bracelets and offering them up at the recent HARC Service Auction. Ms Sceery was also able to update the HARC members on the Casa Hogar Mission. The Casa Hogar orphanage in Lima Peru provides a family environment for 65 at risk children between the ages of 4 and 17. The Orphanage organizes the children into family units of 8 children, 4 groups of boys and 4 groups of girls. This structure helps the children develop interpersonal and social skills, lasting relationships and support structure. A recent addition is a program called 'Project of Life' that continues support of these children after they turn 17. This program helps the adolescent to create a life plan whether to further education or work toward employment. Casa Hogar was started as a mission of the Lacrosse Diocese so has a local La Crosse connection.  Way to go Justin!  And thanks to Casa Hogar for giving these children a chance!
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