Father Frank's Kids is an organization dedicated to continuing the mission started in 1996 by Father Frank Colacicco: To help orphaned and abandoned children of Central America. Honoring this endeavor is a touching tradition to celebrate Father Frank’s Kid’s with an annual Fiesta. Now in its 6th year, it was held at Saint Isidore’s Catholic Church and was a festive success, ole! Once a year, dancers and musicians from one of the orphanages come and visit for a fiesta that celebrates receiving our gifts of humanitarian support.
They enrich us with their culture in dance and music. Yes, the organization was there to raise funds of help, but the irony is that the children joyously raised our spirits, giving so much back from the love and support they humbly receive. Many parishioners, visitors, and first time attendees like me came and enjoyed food, festivities and fundraising. There were many silent auction items; food was a wonderful Mexican buffet from Los Ponchos restaurant provided by their gracious owners.
In addition, they had beverages, including beer and real good margaritas! Carnival games, balloon picks, face-painting, and Piñatas were also present. The Entertainment was provided by the Miacitlan Mexico Music along with their performing dancers.
This annual event is the largest of their fund raisers for Father Frank's Kids, and it allows supporters a chance to greet and meet these very gifted children. Congratulations to Donna Clancy, President, Mike Hertel, Vice President and Orlando Frasca, Sponsorships, for a festive night enriched with culture, love and above all the generosity of humanity. All proceeds of the September 29th event provides for and directly benefits the 3100 children of the nine orphanages within Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Peru, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Guatemala, and Mexico.
Make sure to attend next year, donate or sponsor a child and
for more information go to http://www.FatherFranksKids.org. Father Frank's Kids
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, run solely by volunteers and without
administrative overhead. That being said, I was so moved by these children and
the cause they I myself have committed support from my home sales. As you know
we are entering the 4th quarter of the year 2012. When you contemplate end of
year donations and you go to pull out your big C, for the word check, and
should you have an opportunity to be generous. May you consider the cost of 10
cups of a latte or gourmet cup of coffee and for about the same cost of $30.00
a month, you could pour a strong cup of humanity and save a human being by
donating through a sponsorship of an abandoned and orphaned child. My sincere
hope is that you too will be blessed for your deliberate act of your human
kindness, and to you I give a big Father Frank’s Kid’s OLE!
By Mary Ann Cadorna
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