Our goal is to give orphans and underprivileged kids in Mexico the love and care they need to grow and be leaders of change. A child can not dream or be the next generation of change if their basic needs of love and nourishment are not met. This is why we are here.
There are currently over 700 orphanages in Mexico, with an estimated 400,000 children living without parents. However, Mexico does not record a national census of orphaned children, meaning many children are neglected and forgotten while orphanages struggle to accommodate and properly care for their needs. Our mission has been to research and pinpoint those orphanages and charities that are already creating positive change for the youth of Mexico, and to encourage the work each mission does.
Los Angeles artist, Kim Rose, has recruited artists from around the world to come together under the same cause: to use fine art as a vehicle to bring funds and awareness to children in Mexico. The heart for this project stems from the legacy Kim’s mother, Marisol, left imprinted on her daughter. Marisol was born in Monterrey, Mexico, and despite living in poverty most of her childhood, she always praised the programs established around her that allowed her to explore her creativity. These simple organizations and after school programs built her the foundation she needed to grow into the incredible woman and example she was.
Today, there are many organizations dedicated to helping children just like Marisol, but they are short of the necessary funds to expand their impact. 100% of the proceeds raised at Mexico Mission – Mission Marisol will be directly donated to the incredible non-profit organization, International Community Foundation, who will aide in allocating the funds to seven hand-picked charities in Mexico working hard to create a brighter future for the younger generation.
Mission Marisol is proudly supporting Casa Hogar Sion & A Su Futuro: Advancing Students Forward. Casa Hogar Sion is an Orphanage providing a comprehensive model of care including shelter, basic needs and education for 70 vulnerable boys and girls between ages 6-18 years old. Advancing Students Forward is a scholarship and academic support program for students living in the vicinity of the Centro de Comunidad, A.C. community center in Tijuana. These kids grow up in fear because of all the violence in the area. ASF is a beautiful and safe place in the midst of everything where the kids can come. On a weekly basis ASF serves between 20-40 students between the ages 6 and 12. The majority of students participate in the program for 6-10 years. Programs ASF offers include “Club de Tareas” or Homework Club, Computer classes and English classes.