• Encourage volunteers in the United States and Central American Countries to collect humanitarian aid for distribution.
  • Foster positive relationships between the United States and Central American countries.
  • Collect and Distribute donated items, including medical equipment, medical supplies, clothing, etc., from North America.
  • Work with current non profits that collect and make available humanitarian aid materials to volunteer missionaries.

2014 In Ian’s Boots Soccer Tournament

July 24th, 2014
Last week , we hosted our annual soccer tournament for school children

Participants thank In Ian's Boots for sponsoring the event!

in Pespire, co-sponsored by In Ian’s Boots. Both girls’ and boys’ divisions are selected from area schools to participate. All of the students from the participating teams receive full soccer uniforms, including cleats, and food for the day. The chidden come from some of the most impoverished communities we partner with and often do not have a lot to look forward to in life, so the tournament is a very special day. The kids are thrilled to receive their very own pair of soccer cleats and the uniform set at the event.

Winning teams this year were:

Boys Division:
1- jicaro y llanos
2- las mesas y carrisal
3- tamarindo y guyavo

Girls’ Division:
1-jicaro y llano
2- los limones
3- las mesas y carrisal

2014 Awards Ceremony

Best Goal Scorer :
Jan carlos Valladares

2014 Tournament in Progress

Escuela las mesas

Best Goalie:
Marlon Garcia

A huge thank you goes out to Marvin, who organized the tournament, as well as to our other Honduran staff and friends who gave their time to help with the event, to Carlos Ledezma who contributed the soccer balls to the event, AND to our friends with In Ian’s Boots for sponsoring this year’s tournament!!

Elizabethtown College Volunteers in May

July 7th, 2014

In late May, Elizabethtown College students joined CARE in Honduras for the very first time! Most of the volunteers are pre-med students or are in a related field of study.The team members did a phenomenal job of collecting donated items to bring to clinic sites, to donate to our partner schools, and to share with the children at the Choluteca orphanage.

We hosted three clinic days in the communities of Caridad, Pespire Centro, and Aremecina. The team saw over 1440 patients in general medicine and also took the time to tour the department of Choluteca’s only public hospital (in Choluteca City) and spend time playing with children at the orphanage in Choluteca. We finished off a week of hard work with a beach day!

Thanks for a great week, E-town!!

Oliverian School Visits Honduras in May

July 7th, 2014

In May, students from the Oliverian School in New Hampshire spent a week in Honduras with CARE.

The team spent two days working at the school in La Lucia – helping lay tile flooring in the school’s new classroom, digging holes for trees, constructing a wall along the backside of the school, and re-painting the school desks.

We then held two days of medical clinics, where the students worked to support our Honduran medical staff. In the two clinic days, we served over 765 patients!

The team also brought down an impressive number of donated items to use at our clinic sites and has since raised money to contribute to our upcoming school-building project in Javier Sorriano. Great work to the crew from the Oliverian School!!

6th Annual Golf & Cocktail Event a Success!

July 7th, 2014

In early May, we hosted our sixth annual Golf & Cocktail Event at Bent Creek Country Club. We had great turnout for the event!

The first place foursome included Ian Hodge, Steve Mentzer, Pat Tell, and John Bear. Second place went to Tim Whalen, Denny Richards, Richard Bennett, and Al Orlacchio. The third place team included Mark Randall, Rick Walters, Gary Kutay, and Skip Roderick.

Winning teams were named sponsors of ongoing dental and English programs we support in Honduras. Thank you to everyone who participated in the event to support our programming as well as to companies that served as hole sponsors; Lancaster Leaf, Sandt Products, HineSight Surgical Supplies, O’Donnell & Phillips LLC, Eye Associates of Lancaster, Septodont, Jackson Window Shoppe, Millersville Manor Self-Storage, Lyndon Diner, PennPac, and Integrity Bank! 

Correr for CARE 5k run/walk

April 16th, 2014

Title: Correr for CARE 5k run/walk
Location: Lancaster County Central Park, Lancaster, PA
Link out: Click here
Description: Our friends in Honduras have asked for our support in building a school in the community of Javier Soriano outside of Choluteca, Honduras. About 150 families living in the community, each living in a dwelling made of sticks, tarps, and cardboard. There are no community buildings in the area, including a school. More than 250 children live in the community, and to get to the nearest school, the children must cross the riverbed and walk an hour and a half to the closest school. This is a long, hot walk during the dry season, but the river crossing is impossible during the rainy season, during which time the children are unable to attend class. Help us raise the funds to build a school building in the community of Javier Soriano by donating today or registering to run “Correr for CARE” on October 11, 2014!
Date: 2014-04-16

Sixth Annual Golf & Cocktail Event

April 16th, 2014

Title: Sixth Annual Golf & Cocktail Event
Location: Bent Creek Country Club, Lititz, PA
Description: Come support our programs by playing a round of golf at Bent Creek (2-6pm) or join us for our cocktail hour afterwords (6-8pm). Winning first and second place teams are named sponsors of a traveling Honduran dentist and sponsors of a year-long English class for Honduran elementary students. Contact us at carelief07@gmail.com for more details or to register!
Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2014-05-02
End Time: 20:00

Join us in Honduras July 13-19!

April 16th, 2014

Last call for volunteers to join our JULY 13-19 trip to Honduras!

We will host medical clinic days as well as our annual soccer tournament with support from In Ian’s Boots. We have space for additional volunteers & are collecting $250 deposits now to secure your spot.

Total trip costs are $1000 – this includes all in-country transportation, three meals/day, hotel stay, 24-hour professional security staff, translators, and all activities and excursions. The only other costs associated with the trip are airfare and a $40 exit tax payable at the airport upon leaving Honduras.

Come have the experience of a lifetime! Email our office at carelief07@gmail.com for more info on the trip!

2014 Off to a Busy Start

April 8th, 2014

2014 has been a busy year for us!

We’ve hosted volunteer groups from Grove City College, Church of the Apostles, Carol Martin’s Dental Team, Vanderbilt University, University of Florida, Franklin & Marshall College, and Lincoln Memorial University’s DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. In total, that’s 93 volunteers. With these groups, we’ve held 29 clinic days and seen 12,942 patients!

Several other projects have been taking place behind the scenes too – we received a shipping container of medical supplies in January, we opened the doors to the new school built in the community Los Ranchos de Esquimay, laid flooring at a school in El Chapparal converting from an elementary school to a C.E.B. (including high school students), we’ve launched a pilot site for our new “Consistent CARE

CARE is now ALSO registered at AmazonSmile!” program, and are awaiting the arrival of our next food container from Kids Against Hunger and wheelchair container from Free Wheelchair Mission.

All you have to do is visit “smile.amazon.com” rather than “amazon.com” — When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Central American Relief Efforts. Support us every time you shop!

Stay tuned for more updates about the progress we’re making this year.

Fall 2013 Newsletter

December 12th, 2013

Check out our fall 2013 newsletter here –

Fall 2013 Newsletter

School Building Project Launched in Los Ranchos de Esquimay

December 12th, 2013

Thanks to the support of Church of the Apostles, Manheim Township’s CARE club, and everyone who participate in this fall’s “Correr for CARE,” the school construction at Los Ranchos de Esquimay is underway! The community members worked to improve the road leading to the new school site and will support the project by helping transport building materials and will assist with the labor in constructing the school building.

The building will follow the same local construction model of a “standard” two-room elementary school we used for the school built in La Laguna earlier this year. The new school is scheduled to be complete in late January. A group of volunteers from Church of hour Apostles will be traveling to Honduras the last week of January to celebrate the inauguration of the new school with the community!

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