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Since March 2006, the Angeles de Medellin Foundation has been a program helping poor and displaced children and families in Medellin, Colombia. In our office in the barrio of Regalo de Dios each day more than 75 children and adults visit the center to learn English and computers and have a safe environment to learn and discover new worlds. Also, the children play baseball, soccer and American football among other sports. Please view different videos on Facebook and Youtube.


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Monday, February 9, 2015

A year to remember - read on to learn what happened during 2014 at Angeles de Medellin



What a year to remember for the foundation, here's a calendar in review of last year.

JANUARY - over 800 children received free notebook, pencils, pens, rulers, erasers, pencil sharpeners and back packs to start the new school year off successfully. 








JANUARY 14 - THE HAMBURGERS - 3 different volunteers came from Hamburg, Germany volunteering at the same time.  Christian, Nadine and Mariola and mixed in with Marcos Kaseman - which in German means CHEESEMAN and then we had the CHEESEBURGERS!



FEBRUARY - Harriet from England brought to the Foundation her talents of making puppets and the Angels loved making their own puppets.



Also, in MARCH the Colombian Mounted National Police visited the Foundation and gave a display of horsemanship, discipline and spoke with the children about the importance of getting an education. 
















APRIL - for the first time over 100 children painted and colored easter eggs. Well, the smell wasn't very nice but the smiles and decorations were out of this world.





Also in April we signed a lease on our new education center which would be opened in June of 2014.  we were able to raise $6,000 to fund the new facility.

MAY - The angelitos played Bingo and were very happy winning over 75 different gifts and yelling out BINGO, BINGO and more BINGO.

Also, throughout the months of April, May and June the foundation welcomed many travelers that were on their way to the world cup in Brazil.  We had volunteers during this time from 6 continents and they brought gifts and stories from Ghana, Africa and the USA.


Volunteer - Rob Hurtubise from Toronta, Canada
JUNE 27, 2014 - THE GRAND OPENING OF THE NEW EDUCATION brought in over 800 people to view and celebrate a new beginning and future for children and adults to learn computers and English.  The real thanks goes to Rob Hurtubise from Toronto, Canada who was the international fundraiser and made it possible to expand the foundation.


JULY - the Angeles de Medellin foundation received a free booth at the world famous fashion show COLOMBIA MODA and we were able to receive lots of free publicity that enabled us to get on a local television program.

Also, in July we gave out over 400 paris of shoes to the most needy children. Truly a special day for all.

AUGUST we had the most volunteers in any one day ever that wasn't a special event.  28 volunteers showed up from 10 countries.  Truly a memorable and fun day for the angels.

September - through the generous donation of a Colombia shirt making company KAY BORA over 1,000 children received free t-shirts.

















OCTOBER - the biggest and best Halloween party took place on October 25th with 1,400 angels being treated to the most incredible and scary haunted house in history. With screams, yelling and some crying they truly enjoyed the new haunted house and the scary volunteers that made it all possible.











NOVEMBER - the Colombian futbol player Oscar Murillo from the local and most popular futbol team NACIONAL gave a talk and demonstration to over 600 children in the local gymnasium.  


DECEMBER - the 8th annual Angeles de Medellin Christmas took place from December 20 till December 24th with over 6,000 people receiving food, gifts, clothing and blankets.  There are no words that can explain the happiness and joy that was brought to the families and especially to the little angelitos.





Overall in 2014 we had over 150 foreign volunteers from 26 countries and in excess of more than 200 Colombian volunteers coming from throughout Colombia's 9 major cities helping and providing support and love to the families in the mountains.

I want to thank all volunteers past and present for making this privately funded foundation such a success for the past 9 years, without your continued financial and loving support none of this can take place.  Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Marcos - Mark - Kaseman
Founder and Director
Angeles de Medellin Foundation


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Be part of the Future - Help Raise the Roof!!

A message from Marcos Kaseman, Director. 

"I want to thank you and all previous Volunteers that have contributed your time, money and support for the Angelitos and their families in my Foundation Angeles de Medellin.

THE FUTURE IS NOW, and I am asking your help.  At the present time I am spending 300,000 pesos per month in rent and as you know every day the office is extremely dirty from the dust and dirt from the area.  Over the past years the Angeles Program has grown and grown again due to so many wonderful Volunteers from all over the world, like you.

I would like to purchase the building that we are presently in, renovate it, hire 2 excellent Colombian persons to help me take the Foundation to the next level.

To purchase the building I am trying to raise 60,000,000 pesos within 60 days, and I AM ASKING FOR YOUR HELP.

Please share this post with your family, friends and anyone you think might want to contribute to an incredible cause, helping Displaced and impoverished Colombian families.

If all the Volunteers and people that have touched the community that have worked in the Foundation just in the past 2-3 years contribute something I can achieve my goal to buy, renovate, and hire new people to bring more programs to everyone.

OK, what do I want to do in the future after we are completely renovated and the staff is on board.

1.  Start a program for young unwed girls and women between the ages of 13 and 25, whereas they will learn computers, health care for their children, sex education, and begin to learn about business and actually form a business with these young ladies to advance their lives and look ahead to their future and give themselves and their children a better life.

2.  A Dental Program where we will have a full time hygienist and possibly a dental clinic for the people in the mountains.

3.  Daily classes in computers, English and math for students and adults to improve their education.

4.  Form a Scholarship program to enable the brightest a chance to go to the University and change their lives.

5.  A program for young boys/men between 16 and 24 to learn a trade (i.e. woodworking) and formulate a business plan where we will work with business and the government to begin to build decent housing for the impoverished in the mountains.  NO MORE LIVING AND SLEEPING ON DIRT FLOORS FOR ANYONE.

6.  A library and a computer center with the latest information and systems to help the people keep up their knowledge in our electronic world.

I could go on and on but as you know as a previous volunteer WHAT we do, WHY we do it and WHY I need you assistance.

PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK, to our CrowdFunding Online page at IndieGoGo. 

SHARE IT WITH EVERYONE AND  HELP ME HELP THE LITTLE ANGELES IN OUR FOUNDATION.

WITH TREMENDOUS APPRECIATION  FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

Sincerely,

Mark (Marcos) Kaseman
Founder/Director

Foundation Angeles de Medellin"

Monday, February 3, 2014

New Year, New Resolution to Volunteer? Then Watch This!

In December 2013 the annual Christmas Party was held for the community of Regalo de Dios, Medellin, Colombia by Foundation Angels of Medellin. 

Tom, a volunteer that joined us from USA, interviewed many of the 70 global volunteers that participated in the celebration and party giving out toys, clothing, food to the local people. He also was able to speak to the community in this interview to ask them how it felt to receive support at this special time of year. 

New year resolution to volunteer? Then definitely watch this!!

http://vimeo.com/84178901


Video in English and Spanish

Friday, November 22, 2013

Happy Holidays - Volunteer Information & Donations for this year's Christmas Party


VOLUNTEER INFORMATION FOR THE CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR DISPLACED CHILDREN AND FAMILIES DECEMBER 21/22, 2013

A GREAT WAY TO SPEND A DAY OR TWO BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS MAKING THIS HOLIDAY SPECIAL FOR SO MANY CHILDREN, (THERE WAS 4,000 CHILDREN AT THE PARTY IN DECEMBER 2012).

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

CONTACT MARCOS KASEMAN, DIRECTOR
ANGELES DE MEDELLIN FOUNDATION
NIT#900659154
M2750K@YAHOO.COM

MINIMUM DONATION IS 75,000 COP
YOU CAN VOLUNTEER ONE OR BOTH DAYS AND 100% OF ALL MONIES GOES TO THE CHRISTMAS PARTY

Happy Christmas

Español
FUNDACIÓN ANGELES DE MEDELLÍN


INFORMACION PARA VOLUNTARIOS PARA LA FIESTA DE NAVIDAD DE DICIEMBRE 21/22, 2013
UNA LINDA FORMA DE DISFRUTAR NAVIDAD CON LAS PERSONAS MAS NECESITADAS, Y DARLES LA MEJOR NAVIDAD DE SUS VIDAS.

4,000 NIÑOS EN LA FIESTA DEL 2012, ESTE AÑO DESEAMOS LLEGAR A MAS CORAZONES.

COMO PUEDES AYUDAR?

CONTACTA A MARCOS KASEMAN, DIRECTOR
ANGELES DE MEDELLIN FOUNDATION
NIT#900659154
M2750K@YAHOO.COM
DONACION DE $75000 COP.
PARA RECOJER FONDOS LOS CUALES SERAN 100% DESTINADOS A LA FIESTA DE NAVIDAD.
FELIZ NAVIDAD


PUEDES HACER TUS DONACIONES EN BANCOLOMBIA A NOMBRE DE ANGELES DE MEDELLÍN
N.I.T: 900659154-1 CUENTA DE AHORROS
NUMERO DE CUENTA 23414135269.
TRANSFERENCIAS INTERNACIONALES COD SWIFT - COLOCOBM COD
ABA - 021000089 COMERCIO INTERNATIONAL - 2518188.

MUCHAS GRACIAS POR AYUDARNOS A HACER FELICES MILES DE NIÑOS.

MUCHAS GRACIAS POR AYUDARNOS A HACER FELICES MILES DE NIÑOS.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Angeles de Medellin is now officially a foundation & accepting international donations

Hot off the press

Angeles de Medellin is pleased to announce it is officially a registered foundation in Colombia.

This good news means we can accept donations, you will need to ask your bank to make an international donation as you cannot make a wire transfer to Colombia banks.

Bank Information to make your donation:
N.I.T. NUMBER: 900659154-1
BANK: BANCOLOMBIA FUNDACION ANGELES DE MEDELLIN 
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 23414135269
COD SWEET - COLOCOBM COD.
ABA - 021000089 COMERCIO INTERNATIONAL - 2518188

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Volunteer Yuki from Japan shares his experience through a video and article

Angeles de Medellin receives visitors from around the world and this time Yuki from Japan came to visit us in Colombia and volunteer.

Please view his beautiful video here and please share with others to spread the word about what we do.

Circle on the map where Yuki comes from in Angels of Medellin office

Thanks,
Marcos Kaseman,
Director Angeles de Medellin