13th Annual No Pro Orphanage Event
Saturday November, 22, 2014 was an Beautiful day in Jaco and a dream come true for a group of 42 orphaned children from the Hospicio de Huérfanos de San José orphanage. The children were greeted by over 100 volunteers with open arms and open hearts upon arriving The Pelicanos Hotel in Playa Esterillos Este. The volunteers – consisting of local residents and visiting tourists had just as much fun as the kids! The volunteers hosted numerous events for the children, with activities like: surf instruction, horseback riding, arts & crafts, a cup cake table, tug of war, piñatas, and a water balloon toss…..that turned into a water balloon fight.
The “Sponsor a Child” campaign made this day of magic and laughter possible through the support of individual donors, both in the U.S. and Costa Rica. A raffles and T-shirt were among the prizes with local businesses providing the additional funds needed to make this childhood dream a reality.
La Fundación Ola de Esperanza (Wave of Hope Foundation) is out there creating hope in the lives of Costa Rican children. They are a non-profit organization that benefits at-risk youth by providing programs and activities that improve education, health, and career opportunities.