December 14, 2009

Navidad Novedades (Christmas News) 2009

Filed under: PDC News — Administrator @ 8:46 pm

Dear Friends of PeruDonations,                                             Christmas 2009

We have had quite an interesting year.  Despite only one benefit concert and diminished online sales, we have continued our commitment to our affiliate Peru Luz de Esperanza in Peru and “our boys,” Presli and Merardo.  After six frustrating months of lost contact, Lisa went on a mission to Peru to find Presli.  Armed with photos on her iPod, her recently unused Spanish and lots of luck, she found everyone the first day in their town!  Lisa spent the next two weeks making several important contacts, including a judge, and initiating required paperwork for Presli’s surgery and travel.

Lisa also met Merardo for the first time and gave him some medical supplies and other necessities.  She was very impressed with this young man and introduced him to Presli.  We are hoping that Merardo will act as an older brother to Presli and persuade him to return to school.  Since leaving the orphanage two years ago, Presli has been out of school, and currently is earning less than $2 per day working for a farmer.  Lisa bought Presli a new t-shirt and some proper-fitting shoes, which his mom could not afford.

Lisa and Presli meet Merardo for the first time at PLE home-base.  They boys hit it off right away.

Lisa and Presli meet Merardo for the first time at PLE home-base. They boys hit it off right away.

PLE’s (Ely and Nilton) economic situation has worsened.  They have had very few volunteers in the last year, and have just welcomed a new baby.  Despite these changes, they continue to work in five nearby villages providing free after-work classes for the poorest children.

We are presently collecting cash donations to send next week for PLE’s Village Christmas Party for approximately 500 poor children from the area.  Even a $5 gift through our website will go a long way toward providing each child with a gift of clothing or a toy.

We want to give our most sincere thanks to our donors, sponsors, bands, and supporters for their generous assistance at our March benefit concert.  Please support them with your patronage:

Mercado de la Raza on Beretania St.

Pass Out Records

The 808 Scene Zine


Jelly’s Music `Aiea

Glow Putt at Windward Mall

Easy Music Center in Moili`ili

Hawai`i Grad Nite

808 Tattoo in Kane`ohe

Life Rocks Productions

Nemesis Productions

Fifteen07 Music Studios in Honolulu

Oasis Skateboards

Adam Carr at STAR 101.9 FM

Jason Miller of 808

Don Ho’s Island Grill at Aloha Tower Marketplace

Kit Dylan

Doug Fitch



Pat Gartside

Christine Petersen Dickey

Brian Coleman

LJ Büsekrüs

Christine Wilson

Vince Rodakowski

Katie Whitman

Shawn Davenport

Lisa and Sheri Sturm

PeruDonations Corporation

A Hawaii Non-Profit Corporation

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