Safety Mart Manager Victor Paulos and Loraine Shwaluk.

Safety Mart Manager Victor Paulos and Loraine Shwaluk.

Raising money for orphaned children

Ashcroft resident Loraine Shwaluk is raising money for an orphanage in Mexico.

Ashcroft resident Loraine Shwaluk is hoping to bring some cheer to the residents of Casa Hogar Orphanage in Puerta Vallarta when she visits in January.

The orphanage has 50-60 children, from babies to age 17 and Shwaluk is raising money for vitamins and instant powdered milk.

She said she first visited six years ago “because I’d heard about it”  and it broke her heart to see the children. She says she visits them every year now. She used to take clothing, but that’s now too expensive to ship. Now she’s collecting money to purchase the items once she gets there.

Shwaluk is hoping to raise at least $150 with her donation can at Safety Mart.