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Volunteer Profiles

Meet Our Young Teachers

Three young women spent the month of July teaching English to La Posada Providencia clients. Twenty-one-year-old Alejandra de Mar of Brownsville, Texas, and 19-year-old Ileen Montemayor of San Benito, Texas, are both students at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Seventeen-year-old April Montemayor, also of San Benito, Texas, is a student at San Benito

Volunteers make mission possible at La Posada

As La Posada approaches the end of the fiscal year, we would like to take a moment to express our gratitude to the many volunteers who have contributed to this year’s success at La Posada. From helping with fundraising events, delivering goods, teaching clients new skills, and many other tasks, hundreds of you have filled

Illinois High School Senior Interns at La Posada

On April 21, 2014, Carmen McCanna, a high school senior from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, arrived at La Posada Providencia to begin a four-week volunteer service program as part of her school’s senior project. Carmen’s goal during this time was to learn about the shelter, its mission and its clients. Fortunately, Carmen

“Greening Up” the Produce Garden

On Tuesday, March 16, we welcomed three wonderful volunteers to work in La Posada’s produce garden with clients. Arcelia Aguilar, MSN, R.N., Barbara Robinson from Methodist Healthcare Ministers and Jennifer Herrera from Texas A&M ArgriLife Extension Service arrived in the morning with gardening tools and supplies, a variety of plants and loads of enthusiasm. These

The Leprechaun Arrived … at Last!

Two Associates of the Sisters of Divine Providence, Marlene McClain and Tish Donze from Pittsburgh Pa., spent two weeks in February volunteering at La Posada. Sister Zita asked Marlene to share her story for Tuesdays in Texas. It has been approximately a month since we made our preliminary plan to visit La Posada. A few

Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica

On Saturday, February 9, La Posada welcomed Brownsville Early College High School’s (BECHS) “Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica” (SHH). SHH is an honor society for high school students. Their purpose is to recognize high achievement of students in the Spanish language and to promote a continuing interest in Hispanic studies.  The students belong to the Chapter Dr.

Eagle Scout Project for La Posada

The following article was written by Scoutmaster, SgtMajor Jim Poe and used with his permission. Saturday, Jan 26th – Life Scout and MMA Cadet Nick Bailey’s Eagle Scout project donation was sold TWICE at auction in support of La Posada Providencia ‘s Hands & Hearts fundraiser. The extensive outdoor patio furniture collection manufactured by Team

A Life Lived for Others

Had I not heard from other volunteers that the two Sisters who run La Posada Providencia, Sisters Zita and Therésè, are veritable “Energizer bunnies.” I had a major clue when Sister Zita met me at the Harlingen airport on December 1, 2012 and whisked me off to attend a parish dinner honoring Bishop Daniel Flores

My Fourth Visit to La Posada

The sun rises later here in San Benito than in Chicago … just before 7:00 a.m. During my early morning walks, I watched the clouds overhead turn pink and the haze over the grass disappear. The shelter’s two friendly dogs, Hannah and Capu, happily joined me on my walks. One day during my visit, we

A Volunteer’s Journal

At around five-thirty p.m., at 1610 Marydale Road in San Benito, Texas, you can almost always find Client Mentor Thérèse Cunningham, SHSp hard at work in the kitchen, cutting up potatoes or cabbage for dinner. Someone is setting the table. Yosmel is preparing lemonade and ice tea to drink. Martin is at the Resaca, reeling