It's all about the kids!
Join us for a fun-filled evening of dining, dancing, and our incredible silent auction!
See any board member for tickets or purchase tickets for $26 each through PayPal. ($1 added to cover handling fees.) Just click on the "Donate Now" button and donate the price of your tickets with a note to tell us if you prefer chicken, fish, or vegetarian meals.
Brrrrrr! Baby it's cold outside!
We know that 60-65 (18C) degrees is not considered cold in North America, but when that temperature combines with the damp breezes from the ocean at night, it can feel quite chilly.
This week FOSMO learned that there was a need for blankets for the children, so we went into action. Yesterday 58 new blankets were delivered to the campus. The mamitas were excited to divvy them up between the age groups.
Thanks to the efforts of our board member Cyndy Wergin, all the children can cozy up with their new blankets each evening.
And thanks to all of our donors for your continued support and donations! Because of your generosity, we had the funds to purchase the blankets within 24 hours of learning about the need.
What's the Buzz?
Check out the first edition of the FOSMO newsletter!
Click on the PDF file.
All photos generously provided by FOSMO friend and supporter, Erwin Musper, as well as FOSMO board members.
Over $144 Million Dollars!!!!!
That is the amount the Amazon Smile program has donated to charities, and FOSMO is so excited to have qualified for this easy fundraising program.
All you have to do is go to www.smile.amazon.com and choose "Friends of Santa Maria Orphanage Foundation" as your charity of choice. Whenever you shop or checkout with Amazon, go through the "smile" website and FOSMO will receive a donation of 0.5% of your eligible purchases. It's an extra step, but well worth it.
With the holidays fast approaching, please consider using the smile program when online shopping. FOSMO has already begun gearing up for our Christmas backpack shopping for the kids, so we'll be using this program as well.
Huge thanks to our treasurer Kaye Gosline for helping FOSMO become qualified for this program. And as always, thank you to EVERYONE who supports the efforts of FOSMO throughout the year.
Now go to smile.amazon.com and order all your goodies!