• 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.

Central American Relief Efforts off to a Great Start in 2015

March 10th, 2015

Already this year, we’ve hosted volunteer groups from Grove City College, Purdue University, a group of Board Members, Carol Martin’s Dental Team, and Vanderbilt University. We’ve seen over 6000 patients at 17 clinic sites. We received a shipping container from Free Wheelchair Mission of 550 wheelchairs (including a trial batch of the new, second-generation chairs, made with more adjustments to accommodate a wider range of patients). And this week we celebrated the opening of the Roger Sandt Kindergarten building in the community of Javier Soriano near Choluteca City. Please consider liking our Facebook page to follow our adventures! (Pictures to come soon!)

C.A.R.E. Assists During Drought, Dengue Outbreak

November 20th, 2014

This fall, Central American Relief Efforts provided relief to communities affected by a severe drought by providing rice, beans, and other basic rations to several of the communities most severely affected by the drought.

Honduras has two seasons – the rainy season and the dry season. During the dry season, many families not only do not have food, they also do not have work, which compounds the struggle to feed their families.

This fall, we also provided medicine to the health department in the municipality of Marcovia when a severe dengue and chikungunya outbreak left 48% of the population suffering with these viruses.

Our partner communities were very appreciative of the assistance we were able to provide during these emergencies.

Thank you for supporting our programs!

2014 Correr for CARE 5k

November 20th, 2014

This October, we held our second annual 5k run/walk, “Correr for CARE.” The event raised funds to build a school building for the children living in the community of Javier Sorriano near Choluteca City.

The children currently do not have a school building of their own, and they  have to cross a riverbed and walk over an hour to the nearest school. We thank our event sponsors (see the full list of sponsors at our event page), event volunteers (shout out to Elizabethtown college!), participants, and donors who made this event a success. You’ve helped us get a great start on making this project a reality for this community!

Stay tuned for updates on our 2015 event.

2014 Party with CARE

November 20th, 2014

This year’s Party with CARE event was held at a new venue, LancasterHistory.Org’s facilities, which was a great space for our pre-party cocktail hour and year-end informational meeting. This year we also auctioned off several art pieces donated to us by two five-year-old art students in Honduras. The event was a huge success!

Click here to view the video we showed at the meeting, highlighting our 2014 accomplishments!

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the event. We appreciate your continued support of the work we are doing in Honduras.

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