Cole Dalton takes frequent humanitarian trips to an orphanage in Mexico. The kids are the focus of each trip, and despite their situation, they always seem to have a great time when he’s there. Volunteer groups have done everything from attending a circus with the kids to building a new computer lab for them. Cole goes with the Kaiizen foundation, which is a local non-profit organization that is committed to providing opportunities for underprivileged kids.
They have been going to this specific orphanage for just over 10 years, and he has been going off and on since 2008. They also have projects in India, Africa, and Brazil.
“It’s great to see how much joy can be brought to the children through really simple acts on the part of the volunteers. When we’re there, it’s constant fun. Something I really thought was neat this time were the smiles on some of the kids faces as we sat down to have fish tacos with them one night; normally it’s rice and beans every night. I also love spending time in the nursery there. Normally there are about 17 children ranging from 0-5 years old under the supervision of just a single adult, so the kids really need attention.”
The organization works with some connections in the community to reach out to some people struggling with extreme poverty. Volunteers deliver care packages to 10 families that included groceries and hygiene products. “It was a great experience to see the gratitude and humility that the families all expressed.”
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