It’s that time again! The Orphaned Earring is pleased to announce that as part of the “For the love of life” program, we’re launching a blanket drive to benefit our indigenous community in Guatemala. On June 1st come drop off your blankets at the free Hot Rods, Customs, Lowriders & Motorcycles event where The Orphaned Earring will be selling our bracelets at a booth. More info on their FB page.
As we’ve shared before, every three months through “For the Love of Life program” we help the orphanage’s surrounding communities. We look deeper into the needs of the communities and address them because we know that these influence and affect our kids.
Our last campaign benefited an indigenous community in Guatemala temporarily living at a coffee farm. We were excited to provide oatmeal and other grains for nutrition support because many of the children in these communities are undernourished and on the brink of starvation.
This time around we’re addressing an important need; people are unprotected from the cold of the night and the cold found in high elevations. Because the Guatemala is in Central America, most people assume it has a tropical climate; however, despite the tropical location, Guatemala’s mountains alter the weather. While parts of the country have a climate typical of a tropical country, other areas actually see temperatures below freezing. In 2012 a sharp drop in temperatures caused two deaths in Guatemala and over 500 people flocked to the shelters to protect themselves from the cold. Unfortunately, many indigenous families can’t even get to a shelter because they live in rural areas, away from the cities and have no transportation.
Since this population can’t get to shelters or live in homes where they have to sleep in cement homes, we will bring the blankets to them. From now until the end of June, we will be collecting new and semi-new blankets and ship to Guatemala.
From now until the end of June, open up your linen closets and do some Spring cleaning! Donate your blankets and drop them off during an event where The Orphaned Earring will have a booth. On June 1st we will be at the free Hot Rods, Customs, Lowriders & Motorcycles event selling our lovely bracelets.
Can’t wait to see you!