Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays from the Staff and Board of La Casa de Amistad. To celebrate the season we will be closed starting Friday, December 19th and we will open again on Monday, January 5th, 2015!

We will be checking the mail, our voicemail as possible and will respond in the New Year. If you have something urgent and want to reach our director please email at

Enjoy the holiday season with family and friends and we will see you in the new year!


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Holiday Shopping at Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages LogoLike to shop? Like to support fair trade products? We know you like supporting La Casa programs… so now you can do it all in one night!

On Monday, December 15th from 5PM to 8PM we have partnered again with Ten Thousand Villages to offer a shopping night that helps support programs at La Casa de Amistad. If you aren’t familiar, the Ten Thousand Villages Mission is to create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term fair trading relationships.

Ten Thousand Villages StoreThe local store has several items from Latin American artisans and, of course, items from all over the world. It is a great place to buy beautiful, and more importantly, ethical gifts from around the world.

We hope that you can join us, some of our staff and board members will be present to greet you and give you updates on all the fun things happen at La Casa this summer! Their address is 214 West Cleveland Road in Mishawaka.

See you at Ten Thousand Villages!

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Giving Tuesday – Support Our Sueños

Giving-Tues-LogoOn Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 the country will celebrate another #GivingTuesday. This year La Casa de Amistad would like to ask for your support. We made it simple for you to give right on our websites via PayPal, or you can call us to make a pledge today and either mail a check or call our office with credit card information.

We are asking that people help sponsor costs for students in our youth programs. Here are some of the costs:

$10 – One Month in Adelante! Youth Program (7th to 12 Grade)
$20 – One Month in Crece Conmigo Grow With Me Program (K-6th Grade)
$80 – One Month in our Yo Puedo Leer Preschool Class.
Yo Puedo Leer Class
The money donated will go towards the “Our Sueños” campaign, which means “Our Dreams”, that we started in October. The fund is designed to provide scholarships to families to cover our program fees and expenses. This ensures that our programs can be available to all families in the community.

At La Casa we also always need volunteers who can give their time, and other items and in-kind donations that we need around in our programs. Please check out our NEEDS LIST or go to our VOLUNTEER page and sign up to get involved.

Thank you everyone for your support, any size gift is great and will help a family in need. Thank you for helping our children and families achieve their Sueños!

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