Volunteers Continue to Make an Impact at La Posada


Volunteers Continue to Make an Impact at La Posada

This past week two wonderful volunteers, Mairéad Reidy and her 16-year-old son, Tomás Prendergast, arrived at La Posada from Chicago, Illinois. During the three days of their stay, they supported La Posada tremendously. Their service extended out to many areas of the shelter including case management, transportation, gardening, and maintenance.   In addition to giving

2022 Hands & Hearts Brunch Postponed

  Many of us were looking forward to coming together for our annual Hands & Hearts Brunch. Unfortunately, considering growing concerns around Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its variants La Posada has made the decision to postpone the 2022 event to protect the health and wellbeing of our community. As you can imagine, planning for this event

Sister Nora Departs La Posada

Sister Nora Ruiz arrived at La Posada in mid-September to begin her three-month apostolic mission experience. She was excited to live out her Congregation’s charism, mission, and the vows of religious life. During her last days at the shelter, Sister Nora wrote about her experience at La Posada.   The immigrants here have taught me

Las Posadas- The Tradition Continues

La Posada Providencia once again was a beehive of activity in preparation for our annual celebration of the beautiful Mexican tradition, Las Posadas. The reenactment of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem in search for a place for Jesus to be born is a tradition since  La Posada Providencia’s first Christmas in 1989. Our celebration began with the

With God All Things Are Possible

“I have never felt that I am a stranger. As if I am at home and my mother takes care of me, I see the smile on their faces that makes me feel that I am with my second family. All the words of thanks are few for them.” These are the words from Jose,

La Posada Welcomes New Board Members

Marco A. Castillo is a retired Police Chief. He served the City of Harlingen for over 25 years. Marco is a practicing Behavioral Therapist with 17 years of private practice and a State Licensed Insurance Agent and Financial Advisor. Marco and his wife were foster parents for five years and provided a home for approximately 200 boys

Farewell to Colleen Price

This week La Posada Providencia bids farewell to our longtime Database and Information Manager of 19 years, Colleen Price. Colleen was an essential member of the Development team. She participated in the commencement of our monthly giving program and is recognized for producing the creative name, Circle of Hope. In 2015, she also assisted with

A Season of Gratitude and Giving

I thank my God every time I remember you. Philippians 1:3 (NIV) As we reflect on this week’s Thanksgiving holiday, all of us here at La Posada have so much to be grateful for. The support of so many people— family, friends, volunteers, donors, community members—continues to sustain La Posada and our work. We truly thank

Honoring Thomas Gambardella

Thomas R. Gambardella was a teacher and campus minister at Bishop Hendricken High School- BHHS, a Catholic, all-male, preparatory high school in Warwick, Rhode Island. Since 2015, Tom coordinated immersion field trips for students that included visits to La Posada Providencia and other charities in the Rio Grande Valley. Tom was passionate about building community

A New Staff Member Joins as an Advocate for Children

In late October, Milagros Carrera joined La Posada Providencia to support the Case Management department as Case Manager I/ Child Coordinator. Her role is an initiative from our partnership with Save the Children and their mission to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm. Her passion to