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You Can Make a Difference: Support Disabled Children in Peru this Sunday December 21

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teletonThis Sunday, December 21, the biggest charity campaign will take place nationwide in Peru supporting disabled children with the support of the Peruvian government and participating private companies called “Teleton 2008”. The fundraise will benefit the home where all these kids are medically treated named “El Hogar Clinica San Juan de Dios” (Home Clinic St. John of God).

For many years (and goes back all the way when I was a child myself), my family and I participated in donating money by depositing in a bank account in Lima. My parents will do it as a way to develop generosity and support to other children who weren’t as lucky as we were.

And you don’t need to be Peruvian to participate. If you want to make a change in hundreds of lifes of poor disabled children in Peru, you can call the Peruvian Consulates throughout the U.S. and they’d be able to give you more details.

If you are in the Greater Washington DC area, the Peruvian Consulate in DC’s Advisory Committee and its volunteers will be all day  this Sunday at two locations receiving donations in two Peruvian restaurants (what about donating and enjoying a Peruvian-style lunch!?!):

  • Maryland: Ceviche House – 7236 Muncaster Mill Rd, Rockvile, MD 20855
  • Virginia: Restaurant Macchu Pichu – 5912 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041

And if you’d like to make a donation directly to a bank account in the DC area, you can also make a deposit in an HSBC bank under the name “Embassy of Peru/Teleton 2008”.

You can also mail your checks to the Peruvian Consulate payable to “Teleton 2008” and sending it to 1625 Massachussets Avenue, NW, Suite 605, Washington, DC 20036.

Join the millions of Peruvians, as well as public and private organizations donating this Sunday. Together, we can make a huge difference for these kids that really need our support!

Written by Catherine Castro

December 18, 2008 at 1:56 pm