At Lovestitch, giving back is a central tenet of our company. As we approach the holidays, we are reminded of all of the incredible organizations we work with that provide resources to those less fortunate than ourselves.
A charitable organization that is close to our hearts is Corazon de Vida (CDV). Founded by former orphan Hilda Pacheco Taylor, CDV focuses on providing basic needs to 500+ children across 10+ orphanages in Baja, Mexico.
As noted on the Corazon de Vida website, their mission is to "break the vicious cycle of poverty from perpetuating child abandonment. We believe that every child’s life is valued and holds the same potential, excitement and opportunity as any other life. It is up to us to work together to make sure our care transforms into each child’s hope for the future."
Without the infrastructure that other countries have, orphaned children in Mexico are entirely reliant upon private funding. For over 26 years CDV has provided much needed support to local orphanages through funding, essential services, and continuing education programs. Their scholarships for teens aging out of the orphanage system has resulted in 40 college graduates.
This year's college graduates, all former orphanage residents.
As a company we are proud to donate 1% of total sales to CDV. Once a year we travel to Baja to visit the orphanages and spend time with the children, and we are looking forward to continuing this tradition once it is safe again to do so.
If you would like to make a donation to Corazon de Vida, you can do so here.
And from the entire Lovestitch team, we wish you a happy holiday and a wonderful new year!