Feed the Need-dlove
The Liem, Murphy and Spread DLove families have all come together this year to Feed the Need-dlove with NPH USA.
We are committed to raising $37,500 to help support the food budget for the NPH Mexico. Casa San Salvador, Miacatlán (main home) and Casa Buen Señor in Cuernavaca (home to the high school students) are the homes to almost 700 children ranging from ages 3 to 25 years. Our families are excited to share that we will match each dollar raised to achieve our goal. Please know that your gift will double!
The home in Mexico has been greatly impacted financially with the pandemic this year. They have had additional challenges and expenses that were not anticipated in 2020. Because of COVID-19 they have had to increase expenses at the home to keep the children safe. The costs of basic food staples in Mexico have increased by 50% since the beginning of the year. NPH Mexico has also seen a decline with donations in Mexico as well as the International offices that fundraise for the children. NPH Mexico serves 688 children in three separate homes – that is over 2,000 meals a day! Rice and beans are the staple diet, but as we all know vegetables and protein are needed to provide a well-balanced and healthy diet. Our families are very passionate about carrying on Don’s mission of making sure the children have the diet they need. The need at the home is urgent at this time and the children need your support.
Feed the Need-dlove wants to make sure the home can continue to provide the healthy meals every child deserves.
This is how it all started
Our passion was started in 1978, when Barbara and Don traveled to NPH Mexico, which at the time was the only NPH home. There they met happy and outgoing children who had been rescued from poverty and given a safe home by NPH founder Fr. William B. Wasson. The children of NPH, called pequeños (Spanish for “little ones”) deeply touched the Liems and soon became their passion in life. Today, NPH has homes in nine countries and the Liems visited many of them to meet the children and evaluate the organization’s needs.
Since we first became involved with NPH 40 years ago, Barbara and Don have tirelessly demonstrated their commitment to the children of NPH. We have done this through our own personal financial investments, as well as decades of volunteer service. In the early 1990s, Don served as Executive Director of the Arizona office of Friends of the Orphans (now NPH USA Southwest Region) and Barbara was a volunteer staff person. Don subsequently served as President of the Board of Directors and then as a member of the Southwest Regional Board for many years. Our family is committed on carry on our beloved Don’s passion to continue to make a difference in the lives of the children.
Barbara and Don have raised literally millions of dollars to benefit the children of NPH. They have sponsored numerous children and welcomed many into their home as students. The entire Liem family, which is currently four generations strong, also has supported NPH by making donations, sponsoring children, volunteering, and visiting the NPH homes. The Liems extended family includes numerous adult pequeños who grew up at NPH.
NPH USA transforms the lives of vulnerable children in Latin America and the Caribbean by supporting the homes, health services and educational programs of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters”). Together, we empower children to grow to their full potential, shaping better futures for themselves, their families and their communities.
Founded in 1954 by Father William B. Wasson, NPH is currently supporting more than 6,100 boys and girls in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. In addition, our community outreach programs provides over 100,000 services in each year.
Donations to NPH USA, Federal Tax ID # 65-1229309, are tax-deductible as provided by law and subject to our Donation Disclosure Statements.