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Prepping for the year

To keep the community informed, here is a report on recent activities and events that Hearts of Gold and its volunteers are preparing for.

Now that Hearts of Gold is moving into the summer months, the organization is planning for the rest of the year.

Last Friday, August 3rd, Hearts of Gold held a networking event for expats with an interest or who are involved in social projects in Cuenca. The goal of this meeting was to connect individuals with similar civic interests, to open Hearts of Gold’s capacity building model to the expat community, and to invite expats to network with Ecuadorian nonprofits that currently exist. The event, held at Café de Ñucallacta’s new location in Otorongo Plaza, consisted of 10 community members. The networking event was a success in our books! If you involved in a social project and are interested in attending the next networking event, please send us an email.

Recently, facilitators and local experts met to begin planning our first official installments of our women’s empowerment project called Mírame. The first series will consist of over 25 hours of activities and will occur between October and December and will discuss the topic of identity.

In other news, Hearts of Gold will be celebrating their 5th anniversary this fall! So, keep your eyes out for a special celebration. We would like to say thank you to everyone for their support throughout the years from when we were just getting started, to when we became a registered Ecuadorian nonprofit, to now. We have only made it this far because of your support.

In the month of August many of our nonprofits close for vacations. During this time we are renewing CETAP-Lucy's Child Sponsorship Program which provides academic and therapy support to 35 children in the rural town of Chilcapamba. CETAP-Lucy is still seeking more child sponsors for the next school year. Should you be interested in being a child sponsor to one of these very special children for the 2018-2019 school year, please send us an email.

Keep your eyes out for more information in the coming weeks on the second annual Somos El Cambio (We Are the Changemakers) Conference! This full day seminar will be packed with important and invigorating workshops of communications, marketing, and social action. The event is September 29th and more information will be provided in the coming weeks!

Haven't heard of us?
Hearts of Gold is an Ecuadorian nonprofit that works to boost the capacities of local nonprofits so that they can reach their unique goals. Hearts of Gold is located at Victor Manuel Albornoz 4-97 and Los Cedros. We are on the second floor of the same building as the cafe Melatte. Enter at the big white door to the left of the bread shop labeled 4-97 and ring our bell labeled "hearts of gold." Hearts of Gold Foundation: info@heartsofgoldfoundation.org

Lori

City: Cuenca