Reflecting on 2020 and a Thank You Message from our Students

We want to take a moment to say thank you to our volunteers in the US and our participants in Mexico for showcasing the worth and quality of Corazón. Our volunteers and sponsors have stepped up in a way that we never dreamed possible when we first started planning for a year without house builds. 

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Interviews with the Corazón Community: COVID-19 Impact

Photo: Cumbres and Flores Magon 

Andreina Espinoza, a senior at the University of California, Irvine, held a remote internship with Corazón. She conducted a series of interviews with our community members to understand how their daily lives were impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Our Progress, Giving Tuesday Report, and Corazón Gift Certificates for December 

What this month’s newsletter covers:

  • How are we combating food insecurity this month? Read about our communities’ committees, and their efforts toward distributing food vouchers for the holidays. 
  • Read our Community Member Spotlight to find out how a community member is supporting friends/family around them.  
  • Our Giving Tuesday statistics are ready. Read how Corazón supporters are helping our communities in the coming months.
  • Are you still looking for that perfect gift? Consider donating in someone’s name and we’ll send your loved one a gift certificate of your choice! 
  • We’re discussing the importance of Mexican storytelling and dichos (sayings) in this month’s, ¡Corazón Classroom! 
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Corazón's 1st Move with Your Heart Challenge Comes to an End and Updates from our Communities

What this month's newsletter covers: 

  • After a month-long challenge, Corazón’s first virtual event successfully comes to an end. Read about how much you all contributed to MYH. 
  • How are your donations from earlier this year being used to help families in our communities? Read our program and community member highlight for this month. 
  • Giving Tuesday is on December 1, 2020. See what our organization has in store for this day. 
  • Learn about Dia de Los Muertos in this month’s ¡Corazón Classroom!
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Life in the Rural Villages of Tecate - A Letter from Ana Rodriguez

Hello, my name is Ana Rodriguez, I live in Cerro Azul. I am the Corazón Community Coordinator for the Tecate communities.  I joined the Corazón family as a volunteer in 2009; over the past 12 years, I have been working on construction and community leadership programs and activities.  In 2019, after many years of volunteering with Corazón, I was offered a full-time position at Corazón. It is rewarding to serve communities in Tecate and work alongside Corazón 's U.S. volunteers.

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Families in Need - A Letter From Louise Hernandez

Your support is powerful!

For the last several weeks, we have brought you stories of families trying to survive during the pandemic. Here are a few stories about the difference that you have made in the lives of the struggling poor families we serve:

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A Letter from Erika Zaragoza

We continue to pray for the health and safety of you and your family as the Corona virus continues to infect people locally and around the world.  This week Corazon staff member, Erika Zaragoza, reports how it is affecting our members in Tijuana. 

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A Letter from Nancy Gaspar

We pray that you and your families are healthy and continue to be safe during these unconventional times.

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