Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday's Featured Child

This Friday's featured child is Maximiliano Gomez. Max is 13-years-old and has been at Casa Shalom for 5 years. When Max was little, his mother worked as a domestic servant for one of Guatemala City's wealthy families. After getting into legal trouble, everything she owned, including her house, was taken away. She couldn't afford to take care of her son and Max was sent to Casa Shalom. Max is patiently waiting for a sponsor to choose to form a special bond - he says his favorite food is pizza and that his favorite activity is playing soccer with his friends after school. When he grows up, Max says he wants to be a lawyer so he can help poor people like his mother, so people don't take advantage of them. Max is also proud to share that he'll be graduating from the 5th grade in a few weeks. If you would like to change Max's life by becoming his sponsor, please visit the Sponsorship Program website at: or email us at:

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