IPODERAC's Children Fund (ICF) is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization committed to the work of IPODERAC in Puebla, Mexico. IPODERAC is a home for abandoned, homeless children ages 6-18 that ensures they get an education and training for jobs, combined with life skills to be self sufficient. A social enterprise, IPODERAC, raises 75% of its operating funds from the sale of artisan goat cheese, goat’s milk soap and carpentry items.
Visiting IPODERAC is a special experience that creates a love of the organization and the desire to support it. The next best thing is to see the documentary, Visitor's Day, that will premiere in Washington DC on June 23 and 26, 2016 at the AFI DOCS festival. This international documentary film festival provides the first of what we hope will be many opportunities to showcase IPODERAC'S exemplary work over the past 50 years with boys. As we embark on building a home for girls to launch IPODERAC's next 50 years, we hope you join us in support of educational opportunity and economic self-sufficiency for abandoned children.
- Raise awareness of the plight of children, including their families, who live and/or work on the streets of Mexico and have been socially excluded.
- Support the development and implementation of effective programs for the reintegration into society of socially excluded children.
- Identify and support projects and organizations which focus on children and families in vulnerable situations.
We appreciate your support and thank you for getting to know our work and our purpose. If you would like to contact us for more information about IPODERAC or want to know more about how you can help, click here.
Dear Friends and Family,
For the past four years, Kid’s Christmas Fund has worked with IPODERAC’s Children Fund to make sure that every kid at IPODERAC wakes up to a Christmas present on the morning of December 25th. Recently, IPODERAC has partnered with a hair salon in the local town to ensure that each boy receives a fun present this holiday season. So this year, Kid’s Christmas Fund and ICF are asking our friends and family to help us with one of the most important aspects in setting the young men of IPODERAC up for success – scholarships for a post-high school education that helps them obtain work and self-sufficiency.
We have already raised $2K of the $7.2K that we hope to raise for the 2017 scholarships. Thanks for doing what you can this Holiday season to help us raise the rest and give these young men the additional education and training they need!
Additionally, please read a note from Tally Ritter about her experience living and volunteering at IPODERAC this year as she speaks to the importance of these scholarships.
Kid’s Christmas Fund and IPODERAC’s Children Fund
- Photos copyright Max Davis Company, 2014