Manzanillo Sun


2013 September 2013

By Manzanillo Sun Writer from the September 2013 Edition

Kicks4Kidz delivers dozens of shoes to orphanage in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico

Local High School Student’s non-profit works to make a difference in the world one pair of shoes at a time

Manzanillo, MexicoThe Children’s Foundation, a U.S. based non-profit that works to bring awareness and raise funds for the children’s home and orphanage Casa Hogar

Los Angelitos, was excited to receive the gift of shoes from Kicks4Kidz, a non-profit based in Morgan Hill, California that was started by high school student Matthew Gamez. Kicks4Kidz recently delivered dozens of shoes to Casa Hogar Los Angelitos, to excited children.

“My trip to Manzanillo was an experience unlike any other.

Helping others is the most uplifting feeling that anybody can have. It made me feel like I was serving a good purpose, and was helping those in need. This is a trip that I would love to do again.

Sharing my passion of sports with the children at Casa Hogar Los Angelitos through shoes, allows me to really help those who are in need. Additionally, providing a pair of shoes helps to promote better health and hopefully give a child hope in a different way,” said Matt Gamez, founder of Kicks4Kidz.

The Children’s Foundation and Casa Hogar Los Angelitos helps to rescue and change the lives of children in Manzanillo, Mexico who come from horrible situations of poverty, abuse and neglect. The organizations work to break the cycle of poverty though love, encouragement and education.

“We are always thrilled to look for new partnerships that allow our children to have new and exciting opportunities. The work Matt Gamez does with Kicks4Kidz is a great compliment to the work that is done to change children’s lives at Casa Hogar Los Angelitos.

We are thrilled that Matt and Kicks4Kidz came to the children’s home, and look forward to future partnerships with their organization,” said Melanie Kolb, Project Development Coordinator at The Children’s Foundation.

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