Since Crane’s foundation in 1855, philanthropy and generosity have remained the heart of our business. In 2022, CPI sites around the globe donated an unprecedented $xxx to xx charitable organizations. These contributions have made a tangible impact on our local communities, enabling those who do good to do even better in their missions to make the world a better place.
Among the recipients of Crane’s donations is Hogares Providencia de Querétaro, an organization that offers alternative living arrangements for children and teenagers aged 6 to 18 who have been victims of extreme poverty, abandonment, neglect, abuse and domestic violence. Hogares Providencia has created a new home for these children, where they are given love, attention, emotional development and life skills. Currently, they have three homes for 40 children. As a result of a $20,000 donation by CPI, Hogares Providencia was able to make significant improvements to each of the children’s homes.
Araceli Herrera, General Director for Hogares Providencia, described the changes that were possible with CPI’s generosity.
“We were able to completely remodel the kitchen in one of the residences, which is home to 13 girls. Now, the primary area of socialization and coexistence has an atmosphere of warmth and hospitality. The remodel was carried out considering the specific needs of the house staff, the number of girls making use of facilities and the amount of food and utensils necessary daily. The kitchen was remodeled with high-quality, stainless-steel appliances to provide a hygienic and ergonomic atmosphere that will last more than 50 years. The design includes two extra-large counters with independent faucets to accommodate the work of three people at a time. Open cupboards facilitate access and cleanliness, and encourage the girls to stay organized. New baseboards, which require minimal maintenance during their 10-year life span, prevent the build up of dirt under the furniture and facilitate cleaning.
The floors and cabinetry were also completely remodeled with new tile and fresh paint in order to have a uniform space for the children. The iron windows and doors were replaced with aluminum, providing more light.
In the boys’ home, which houses 18 young men, we were able to completely rewire the electrical system. For years, the poor distribution of electricity had resulted in constant shorts and loss of power to the home. Now, the circuits have been reconfigured, ensuring that the boys have a safe and functional home.
In each of the three homes, we were able to address problems such as water leaks, electrical issues, and masonry, as well as the recharge of all of the fire extinguishers.
Finally, thanks to the generous contributions of CPI, we were able to cover the cost of a psychologist for one month, who is working with the girls to help them manage their emotions, improve their interpersonal relationships and increase their confidence and self-esteem.
We are very, very thankful for the Crane Fund for their faith in our mission and for giving us the opportunity to continue to improve the quality of life for our girls and boys. Now, our three homes are safer, more spacious, and more comfortable for the children.
Thank you so much for your generosity.”