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06.25.11 pilates Experience new movement, introduce your friends to PSC, get a massage...

and while you're at it, enjoy a taste of yummy treats,

enter a drawing to win amazing prizes and support a worthwhile cause!  

100% of proceeds will go to Friends of El Faro!

11650 Riverside Drive, Suite 1 
(cross street: Colfax) 
Studio City, CA 91602

More info:
Phone: (818) 509-0914
Email: pilatesstudiocity@sbcglobal.net

Our good friends at Velvet Margarita hosted their annual fundrasier for FOEF and we had a blast!

You can see some photos from the event here.
The Friends of El Faro would like to invite you to an evening of fun, food and music at The Velvet Margarita Cantina. As always, the proceeds benefit the Casa Hogar Sion Orphanage in Tijuana. We hope that you will join us and eat some amazing food at the best Mexican restaraunt in Los Angeles. Sion is the home to over a hundred wonderful children and by eating with us you are helping to feed them!

DATE: December 5th
TIME: 7:00pm -- 11:00pm
TICKET: $50 Buffet Dinner
LOCALE: Velvet Margarita Cantina
1612 North Cahuenga Boulevard
(Get Directions)

DJ | Raffle | Photos | Fun!

Buffet will include:
Chicken Mole, Salmon de Martin, Spinach & Queso Enchiladas, Salad, Chips & Salsa and Crema filled Churros

Reserved tables and VIP lounge tickets available -- please contact info@friendsofelfaro.com


Board Member, Nicole Balsamo aims to find 20 more child sponsors by July 15 stating, "We currently have about half the chidren ar our home sponsored. I can tell you what a difference it makes to that child knowing there's someone out there that cares. Twenty more sponsors would get us close to our ultimate goal of finding a sponsor for EVERY child at Casa Hogar Sion."

To learn more about the child sponsorship program, contact us at info @ friendsofelfaro.com or sign up to be a child sponsor right now!
CHS welcomes two new family members to the Casa...but they aren't ninos! this winter brought us two new puppies to warm the hearts of the children. For children whose life thus far has taught them that the adults around them aren't to be trusted, a pet can do wonders to start to reteach trust and attachment. To learn more about becoming a sponsor to one our house pets, please email info @ friendsofelfaro.com
12.15.09 cassidy CASSIDY VISITS OUR CASA
Teachers and staff from Cassidy Preschool visited Casa Hogar Sion for the holidays to deliver some much needed items as well as some gifts. The preschool collected items from parents and staff and visited the orphanage and our kids. A special holiday thank you for all their hard work!
See more pictures.
By purchasing Molly Sims favorite gift card from BonnieMarcus.com, 10% will go directly to Friends of El Faro. These are very classy, hip cards. Check 'em out!
2009 Fundraiser
Join us again this year for an evening of entertainment, beverages and treats!

September 24, 2009
@Boulevard 3

Click HERE to buy tickets
Photo Exhibit & Fundraiser
Storied Photographs by Leigh Kilton-Smith. Event runs from December 11, 2008 until January 30, 2009 at two seperate locations. All proceeds benefit FOEF. Click on image for more details.
Si Podemos Video Posted
Friend of El Faro, Mason Bendewald and his team, created a video for the fundraiser that is full of hope and love. We showed it the evening of the fundraiser and now want to share it with you! Extra special thanks to editor Liz Lytle and music written and sung by Dominic Campanella of The Quarter After.
Click here to watch

Other Fundraiser News:
We're showing up on news and entertainment sites

ET Online.com
Stars Become Friends of El Faro

USA Today.com
Kristen Bell was all smiles at last night's 5th annual "Friends of El Faro" charity event in L.A. benefiting the children of Tijuana Casa Hogar Sion orphanage

Video of Molly and others from the event

Just Jared.com
Jennifer Aniston shares a warm embrace with actress pal Leslie Bibb...

Star Tracks -- Kristen Bell (thanks Sara Jaye!)


After a year off, the Friends of El Faro fund-raiser, which benefits the children of the Casa Hogar Sion Orphanage in Tijuana, returned for the fifth time in six years...

FOEF Photos from the Event

We're so grateful to everyone who came to walk the red carpet, enjoy the event and support Casa Hogar Sion! Check out some of their pictures:
PR Stock Photos | InPhotos | Wire Images | IndiaTimes Photos | Getty Images
The Kids Welcome New Friend, Jesse from Boxer Rescue LA
...When he finally pulled up, the kids were waiting by the gate.  Just as Woodie imagined, it was love at first sight:  For the kids and for Jesse.  In less than five minutes, Jesse brought a special calm and love to those children no words can express.  Every child wanted to be near her, to touch her...entire article
Save the Date! The 5th Annual Friends of El Faro Fundraiser AUGUST 7. 2008 -- more info
Still Thankful, Still Giving -- Adoption Awareness and Fundraiser (hosted by Lauren Holly)
FOEF Scavenger Hunt raised over $8,000 including 11 new Child Sponsors!
Event Pictures
Goodseach announces FOEF as Charity of the Month and adds Goodshop feature where you can shop online at your favorite stores AND donate to FOEF!
Silent Auction on EBay (check back for updates!)
Cabaringo Fundraiser July 15, 2007
Use Goodsearch to surf the Internet and raise money for FOEF! Simply type in Friends of El Faro in the "Who do you search for?" box at www.goodsearch.com
Fundraiser HUGE success
FOEF featured in Daily Candy!
We're Official! Friends of El Faro becomes an official Non-Profit Organization
Fundraiser 2006 Scheduled at The Music Box Theater -- June 17, 2006
Email Newsletter
MAY 07 | JUN 07 | AUG 07 | DEC 07 | MAR 08 | APR 08 | JUL 08
victor's updates

Victor has stolen the hearts of all the ninos at El Faro. More importantly though, the ninos have stolen his and keep it safely in Tijuana. Victor spends nearly every weekend at the orphanage and is gracious enough to send updates to those of us who can't visit as often as we like. The following are in his words, from his heart and for you to enjoy.

July 4, 2008 -- Quincenera Weekend
April 1, 2008 -- Spring Break
March 1, 2008
-- Chef Papa George
October 13, 2007
-- Never Forgotten
October 6, 2007 -- Morelos Park
September 29, 2007
-- A New Baby
September 22, 2007
-- Fall
August 18, 2007
-- Splish Splash
March 19, 2007
-- It's a Circus!
April 17, 2006
-- Easter Weekend
March 26, 2006
-- Quincineros Weekend
February 19, 2006 -- New Boys Dorm!



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