Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Urgent Help for the Children of Haiti

The 100 children at the Ça-Ira Home that GAiN is helping to reconstruct are starting to get cold at night. We recently received an urgent request from them. There is a great need for fleece blankets and/or sleeping bags and Crocs-type shoes (they can be any brand) from sizes 32-38.

This December 28th, GAiN will take a team from Barcelona to Haiti and they personally will take all the gifts that are donated to the children.

You can participate by sending your gift to:

Avenida Jaume 1, nº 1, piso 1º
08226 Terrassa (Barcelona)

You can also contact us directly by telephone 93 118 1118 or by email at info@gain.org.es

Or if you prefer you can send a donation for us to buy these materials. You can make a direct bank deposit to the following account:
La Caixa
2100 0886 04 0200254170
Memo line: "Ayuda a los niños de Haiti" (Help for the children of Haiti)

Your gift will make a big difference no matter how small it may seem.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Project Manel Pujades Home

This past November 5th an initial training session was held in Barcelona for the 20 volunteers that will be working with the Home for Homeless Men, Project "Llar Manel Pujades" (Manel Pujades Home.) It´s very interesting to have such a large support team to work on this project. Also working on this project are the members who make up the Technical Team: Loida Palacios and Ingrid Soler as psychologists and our fellow staff member Isa Fernández as social worker.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

You Are Worth It

"Tu sí que vales" ("You are worth it") was the title of the workshop for teenagers on outward and inward beauty held this past Saturday in Málaga. A good number of young ladies enthusiastically attended the workshop which included 2 professional make-up artists, one of whom came all the way from Portugal just for the event.

Joana and Claudia, professional make-up artists, were encouraged, motivating and teaching these young ladies how to highlight their natural beauty. At the same time, they uncovered the secrets and the deception in the magazines and television shows where noone is what they really appear to be.

After sharing their tricks of the trade and other advice and performing make-overs for the women that attended, there was a time of reflection. Gloria Medina talked about the importance of inner beauty, reminding them that outward beauty fades, changes and eventually disappears but who we really are is what remains.

All the ladies were very pleased with the presentation and grateful. The closing thoughts on inner beauty caused them to think about and meditate on who they really are and who they want to be. To close the meeting they used the make-over mirrors as a "canvas" to write out their dreams of who they want to be.