Together we give, Together we help, Together we heal

The Power of Generosity

It’s here! #GivingTuesdayNow has arrived!
At its core, GivingTuesday was created to facilitate our deep-seated desire to help each other. The founding belief has always been that through local action, we can inspire global change. This couldn’t be truer during these unprecedented times. Today, May 5, 2020, is #GivingTuesdayNow – a day to come together to help our communities be strong, resilient, heal and move forward. 

Today, especially, we want to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world. To help our neighbors. To lift up those who need it.
That is why we are asking for your support today. Your help will enable us to continue our support in the community by sheltering the homeless stranger among us as we have done these past 30 years. You can donate at https://lppshelter.org/donate/.

We will all get through this together, if we all continue giving our best every day.

Adopting a New Method of Composting

Composting is an integral part of La Posada’s commitment to the Care of the Earth.  It is also an important part of our life-skills curriculum.

Dr. Harvey Popovich arrived at La Posada on December 16, 2019 to volunteer.  After surveying our composting efforts using composting bins, he suggested that “ergonomically” it would be better to dig a trench to make our compost.  He not only suggested it, but he actually, with shovel in hand, dug the trench himself in the short time he was at La Posada.

Now, after four months, the results are fantastic!  We have marvelous fertilizer for our vegetable and butterfly gardens. We can say thanks to of one of our clients from Cuba for the commitment and skills to make our gardens great.  Every other week, he turns the compost pile, adds leaves, grass, vegetable and fruit wastes and then water.  The compost looks so good that we are considering digging another trench in the near future.

La Posada is grateful to Dr. Harvey for his suggestion and service and for our client for carrying the project forward.

Sister Thérèse Cunningham, SHSp, Client Mentor