Montaña de Luz, meaning “mountain of light” in Spanish, has been a home in rural Honduras for children and young adults that are affected by HIV/AIDS. In many cases, they have been abandoned or orphaned due to this virus and the stigma attached to it. Montaña de Luz and its dedicated staff are able to provide anti-retroviral medication, clean water and food, education, and transitional living care so that our children have a chance to live normal lives and become productive members of society. Without Montaña de Luz, their future is grim.
Additionally, two years ago we decided to expand beyond our mountain and serve families affected by HIV, with the vision to never see children separated from families because of HIV/AIDS. Since then, we've grown to support to over 50 families in the surrounding areas also living with HIV.
What makes Montaña de Luz unique is its connection to Columbus, Ohio. We were started by a pastor from this area, and each year we send service teams down to spend time with our children and young adults. We also plan an annual fundraiser, Fiesta, which takes place each spring. In light of current circumstances, Fiesta originally scheduled on April 3rd has been postponed.
However, we’ve planned an exciting alternative in order to still support our children and families in Honduras! On April 3, we will launch an online campaign that will include a virtual version of our Bids for Kids program. Bids for Kids is a video update that invites viewers to bid on specific areas of MdL life, such as education, family bonds, or HIV prevention and education. We are blessed to have a matching donation of $30,000, so our goal remains to raise an additional $30,000 through Bids for Kids. Email us at email@example.com to make sure you're on our email list to receive this exciting video update! You are able to donate on our website www.montanadeluz.org/give/
In addition, our silent auction is available for virtual bidding online for the next two weeks! Supporters are be able to bid on all of our fabulous items from their computers, tablets and phones.
The date and other details for our in-person Fiesta will be announced as details become available.
As you know, Fiesta is a tremendously important event for Montaña de Luz and typically raises funds to sustain us through the rest of the year. Without the funds generated from Fiesta, we will struggle to provide the quality of care our youth deserve. MdL needs your support now more than ever!
Local delivery will be available for all items, we will ship some items for bidders not in the Columbus area. Please reach out to Anna Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!