Arcores, Mexico celebrates its 2019 Breakfast Fundraiser on March 23rd in the Saint Augustine Postulancy with 200 attendees
On March 23rd, The Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternities of Mexico City organized the ARCORES 2019 Breakfast Fundraiser in the Postulancy of St. Augustine. The entire Augustinian Recollect Family wanted to participate extensively and collaborate in the Mexican capital together with the members of the Secular Fraternity, recollect religious, contemplative Augustinian Recollect nuns, Augustinian Recollect Missionary Nuns and friends and sympathizers.
Arcores is the Augustinian Recollect International Solidarity Network and its Mexico delegation focuses on long-term projects and on-going ones managed by the Province of St. Nicholas of Tolentine of the Augustinian Recollect Order, such as, the Center of Accompaniment and Recovery for Developmental Integration (CARDI), the Fray Luis de Leon Evening School in Queretaro, the Saint Francis House of Cuauhtemoc City (Chihuahua), the aid to migrants in Chihuahua City or the different pastoral social actions of the ministries and communities of the Augustinian Recollect families in the country.
Additionally, emergency aid and assistance to victims of catastrophes have been added on a much longer term. In the case of Totolapan (Morelos), work is being done on the housing allowance to people who lost their homes in the earthquake of September 19, 2017 in one of the localities that most suffered the consequences of the quake.
The first two housing units have been handed over but it is expected throughout 2019 that two more will be delivered, as well as projecting for another three for the many other families with the distinction of having a family member with special needs. Each of these constructions will have an estimated budget of between 4.000 and 5.000 American dollars. In the first two cases, the homes were given to senior citizens with health problems, who received them in December 2018 and March 2019 respectively.
The Secular Fraternity of the Postulancy of St. Augustin where the 2019 Breakfast Fundraiser took place, as well as local neighborhood leaders of Totolapan, participated and collaborated in this project. The name given to the project is “Building Hope”. The more than 200 attendees to the Breakfast Fundraiser 2019 were invited to live up to their commitment of solidarity in a more efficient, concrete and lasting manner, by forming part of the daily work for justice and solidarity of the Agustinian Recollect Family.