0714 - Chicos de la Calle (Children of the Street) - Ecuador

Project 0714

Education in Ecuador

Salesian San Lorenzo

Donate to help transform lives


In the slums of San Lorenzo, most families live without running water or adequate food. Instead of going to school, many children work manual labor jobs to help feed their families, or they resort to life on the streets, where they are often tempted to turn to drugs and prostitution.

Your generous gift will support a Catholic day center, Chicos de la Calle, which is run by Salesian priests and sets these children on the right path through enrichment activities, tutoring, spiritual formation, and free school supplies and meals.

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Financial Accountability

At Cross Catholic, we meticulously honor the intent of our donors. All proceeds are restricted for the specific project for which they are raised. In that rare event that more funds are received than are required for a specific project, the additional funds will be used to meet the most urgent needs.

Fundraising & Administrative Expenses 5.82%
More than 94 percent of all organizational expenses, including donated goods, went directly to programs that help the poor.
Audited Financials FY2022

Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2024, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.