2022 – June Newsletter


Mark your calendars! 

In case you missed it
We cordially invite you to join us for the Maestro Cares Foundation's Ninth Annual Changing Lives, Building Dreams Gala taking place on December 6, 2022 in New York City! Don’t miss out on an unforgettable evening of entertainment and philanthropy with our closest friends and incredible supporters.  
Click here to purchase your tickets today!
Project Updates

Recently, our team visited our projects throughout Guatemala! They visited the Centro de Desarrollo Integral Aldeas Infantiles SOS Guatemala in San Juan Sacatepéquez. We are happy to report that this community center continued providing services and programs throughout the pandemic and are back operating at 50% capacity. Aldeas Infantiles SOS and the communities they serve are excited to be able to attend new programs and look forward to the center returning to full capacity in the coming months! 

While in Guatemala they also visited Escuelas Palo Verde located in Jalapa. These schools have been closed since the pandemic began and recently re-opened at a reduced capacity. To ensure children did not fall further behind in school they opened classes for students to attend in the morning and evening both at a 50% capacity. They look forward to increasing their capacity for the upcoming school year. 
Our team also traveled to Puerto Rico to visit our project in Ponce, Hogar San Miguel. This boy’s home is for disadvantaged boys who have mild to moderate special needs. We are happy to report that boys are doing great! They just wrapped up the school year and are currently on summer break. As an end of year outing, they will be attending the Cangrejeros de Santurce basketball game and basketball clinic later this month! While in Puerto Rico, they also took some time to visit several other organizations and see the great work that they are doing across Puerto Rico. We hope to be able to confirm a new project here soon.

Thank you to our project partners in Guatemala and Puerto Rico for their hospitality. We can't wait to visit again!
Click here to learn more about our projects!
We Our Supporters!
Happy Birthday Bigram!
Join us in wishing a very happy birthday to our Board Member, Bigram Zayas
Thank you for your consistent support and commitment towards our life-changing mission. We hope your special day was filled with lots of  love and joy! 
Congratulations to David Hyrck & James Cotto!
We’d like to extend a huge congratulations to our Advisory Board member David Hyrck who was awarded the Prestigious Ellis Island Medal this month. The Ellis Island Honors Society awards this medal to “those who have shown an outstanding commitment to serving our nation either professionally, culturally, or civically.” 
Also, sending our warmest congratulations to our Advisory Board member James Cotto on his most recent recognition at the Comunilife 2022 Anniversary Breakfast this past week. Comunilife is an organization that provides vulnerable communities with housing and culturally sensitive supportive services.
David and James,  congratulations on these very well-deserved recognitions. You both are a true inspiration and we are proud to change lives and build dreams with you. 
From Chicago to Valparaiso!

We’d like to extend our deepest gratitude to the Rotary Club of Valparaiso for hosting us this past month as we presented on our foundation during their weekly meeting. We are happy to announce that we are proud recipients of the Rotary District Grant in benefit of our Chicago project, the Roosevelt Square Community Center! 

The Rotary Club of Valparaiso is a service organization made up of more than 200 business and professional leaders who serve and support both the local community and world-wide objectives of Rotary International. 

Thank you to our long-time supporter and friend Dillon Dalton for connecting us with Greg Farrall, Sharon Wish, Debra Wappel, Tim
Warner, and everyone else at the Rotary Club of Valparaiso! 

Click here to watch our presentation! (starting at minute 28:40)
Learn more about the Rotary Club of Valparaiso!

Happy Father's Day!

To all birth fathers, adoptive fathers and all father figures who shine happiness and strength into the life of a child. Thank you for bringing love, acceptance, and joy into the lives of our children and communities!  Feliz día de los Padres!

Support Maestro Cares Foundation!

Giving has never been easier!

Now, more than ever, your support is needed for Maestro Cares Foundation to continue providing life changing services and resources to our children around the world. Luckily, online stores such as PayPal have made it easy to donate every time you shop with platforms including: PayPal, eBay, GoFundMe, Humble Bundle, Airbnb, Nextdoor, ShoppingGives, and Zakatify.

When you choose Maestro Cares Foundation as the charity of your choice, you can easily donate after every online purchase that you make through PayPal. No donation is too small to make a lasting impact, sign up today!

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Beat the heat with our Summer Bundle!
Starting on Monday June 20th, you can purchase our exclusive 10-year anniversary summer bundle! You may have already seen our performance hat and towel featured at our Celebrity Golf Tournament. This combo is perfect for anyone who loves to spend their time outdoors under the hot summer sun. 

You now have the opportunity to purchase this limited-edition 10-year anniversary merch to add to your wardrobe! 
Click here to purchase your Summer Bundle!
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