Celebrating Culture and Building Community at SHC

Celebrating Culture and Building Community
at Sacred Heart Center

2019 Annual Breakfast Buenos Días From The Heart

On Friday, October 25, Sacred Heart Center held its annual fundraising breakfast, ‘Buenos Días from the Heart.’

Over 200 people came to share a meal, celebrate culture, and build community. While sweet breads, tamales, and empanadas from several local Latinx vendors were joyfully consumed by our guests, Oscar Contreras, our MC from Radio Poder 1380, shared an overview of our programs and what motivates our community to participate and seek personal growth through our programs. Tanya Gonzalez, Executive Director, gave a moving account about our mission and identity, and how we have grown in scale and impact over the last few years. While guests finished their food and coffee, several members of our community shared inspiring stories about how each has benefited from the educational and social support offered by Sacred Heart Center.

Read the full story including community member testimonials here.

Join the Sacred Heart Family

A deeply caring supporter offered to match any donation given in honor of our community members breakfast stories, up to a total $75,000. As of today we are within $6000 of meeting that generous match! Donating today will help us reach our goal of $150,000.

We invite you to walk in solidarity with us as our community thrives and flourishes!

Volunteer Spotlight

Every Monday during the mornings, the children who participate in the Pasitos Exitosos program are filled with joy when they see our beloved neighbor and volunteer Wayne Swatlowski, who with his red clown nose, colored socks, balloons, and a machine that makes bubbles, brings a lot of happiness and joy to the mornings of the children, who do not stop laughing with his fun games.

Wayne says, “Especially in our climate, in our country, I’m very happy and proud of what the Center does for the Latino community. It is such a wonderful mission and I think we are very honored to have this Center in our community in Richmond.”

Fall Wish List

Two 40 gallon electric water heaters
$20 gift cards for our teen program participants to purchase needed personal items or clothing
Gently used, clean clothing for babies, children and adults (please no underwear or business attire) We are especially in need of coats and jackets for adults and children and for warm outdoor clothing for those that work outside during the winter
New in the box feminine hygiene products
Diapers, all sizes
Children’s books, ages 0-12, in English and Spanish.
Children’s DVDs
Gently used, clean stuffed animals or small one piece toys (eg. dolls, action figures or cars). We are about to exhaust our supply!!
Food for Bainbridge Community Food Pantry: non-perishable, non-expired food, boxed or canned
2017 or newer model Apple Macbook for our communications team
Photography equipment: Sony HXR-MC88 Full HD Camcorder

Contact: Elaine Hinckle
804 230 4399 ~ elaine_hinckle@shcrichmond.org

English as a Second Language & Childcare Volunteers Needed!!

Have you ever taught English before? If the answer is yes, please reach out as soon as possible!! We have immediate openings for teachers, teacher support, and substitutes for our English as a Second Language Program!!

For more information, please email Spencer L. Turner at spencer_turner@shcrichmond.org.

We are also looking for volunteers to help with our weekly pre-K and evening children’s programs this upcoming spring semester.

Volunteers should have experience working with children and are required to complete a short training course.
PLEASE NOTE: Any language ability is fine, English-only, Spanish-only, or both!

Please email sarah_ochs@shcrichmond.org if interested or with questions.

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