Casa Infantil Mojoneras Releases Second Christmas CD
Published Nov 25, 2008, 4:10pm - (Updated Nov 28, 2011, 5:55pm)
The Maranatha Choir of Casa Infantil Mojoneras AC, launched its second Christmas album in the presence of the local media, who enjoyed listening to them sing live, while appreciating their great talent and Christmas spirit. Proceeds from the CD sales will help to raise funds to pay for the land on which they will be constructing a building, to provide care for children with serious family problems and economic concerns.
Institution Director, Gerardo Avila, and the Board President, Sara Cardona, emphasized that this house is a legally established charitable organization that is recognized by institutions such as the municipal DIF in Puerto Vallarta, as well as the Institute of Social Welfare of Jalisco (IJAS). Thus they have the authorization to give receipts for national and foreign tax deductions. "We work mainly with broken homes. Unfortunately the town of Mojoneras has serious social problems, but we care about the way the children live. We prepare them to be responsible and also to teach workshops in dance, music and psychological support," Avila said.
Casa Infantil Mojoneras was founded three years ago to support children with food, assistance with their homework to keep them and school, and with the new building that is planned to be able to provide care to about 150 children. During the first year the foundation was established, the choir sang in the streets and raised enough money to buy furniture. The second year, they released their first compact disc and raised enough funds pay a down payment on a piece of land. With the money from this second CD they plan to pay off the property and combined with the support of an assistance program, finally build the home that DCM Arquitectos y Asociados have designed for them.
Carlos Santana, who produced the recording, is proud for having cooperated in the realization of this noble project. "Life is here and now. This is a disc made with the heart of these children." They will be singing live on the weekend of November 28 - 20 at Soriana, Plaza Caracol and Sam’s Club between the hours of 6:00 to 8:00 PM. For further information or to hire them to sing at your Christmas party, please call 290-3178.