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• Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Loving House Project is honored and absolutely thrilled to share great news with Dr. Tony Lazzara and all the children of El Hogar! Our commitment to raise $5,700USD to fund a much needed remodeling at El Hogar San Francisco de Asis was a success! Not only did we meet our goal, but we raised an additional $700USD, making our grand total donation $6,400USD! We appreciate the generosity of the Chapman couple, who kindly requested donations to LHP in lieu of gifts for their wedding, and the trust, hard work and support of our family and dear friends! And there is still time to make a difference if you would like to help us on this year’s fundraiser! Any donation to Loving House Project received through December 31st, 2016 will be transferred to the Villa la Paz Foundation! Or you can go to their website to donate at

Thank you to everyone who made this possible! God Bless!

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• Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Loving House Project would like to thank the Chapman couple for their amazing act of kindness and generosity.

Your donation to LHP will help fund a much needed remodeling of “El Hogar San Francisco de Asis” in Chaclacayo, Peru – where American doctor Anthony Lazzara cares for destitute children in need of health treatment and surgeries. Dr. Lazzara is a Pediatrician who left an Academic position at Emory University in 1983 to serve the poor children of Peru. His home receives children whose parents cannot afford the required medicine and treatment for their illnesses. With the assistance of a devoted staff and dedicated volunteers, an average of 50 children receive three healthy meals a day, attend school or study at home with a private teacher and go to the hospital for additional therapies and treatment.

Loving House Project hopes to raise $5,700 USD which will be used to paint the building, install new linoleum flooring and improve the ventilation of the pharmacy room.

Thank you for your trust and support!

El Hogar 8 El Hogar 1

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• Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

In 2016 Loving House Project is proud to support, once again, El Hogar San Francisco de Asis, home for the destitute children, in Chaclacaio, Peru. LHP was happy to raise funds to help Dr. Tony Lazzara and his staff back in 2011 when we remodeled the kitchen, a bathroom and painted the entire building, inside and out. This year, Dr. Tony needs our assistance with some important projects:

The most urgent project is to place linoleum in all the rooms of the home. Some of the rooms have old linoleum of poor quality and others have parquet floor which is very difficult to maintain clean if food or milk is spilled. The execution of this project will require time and good planning since they currently have 9 infants and have no other areas to care for them, and with 40 children in the home it will be difficult to restrict their activities in that space while the linoleum is being placed. The estimated cost for this project is $3,200US.
The second project is to repaint the home, the outside paint is peeling off and some of the rooms also need painting, it has been 5 years since it was last painted. A third project would be to modify the pharmacy ventilation. During the summer the temperature in the pharmacy is high and could result in degradation of the medications. We estimate $2,500US for these projects.

Our goal is to raise $5,700US to fund the so needed remodeling at El Hogar and guarantee that the children live in a safe and clean environment.

For more information on Villa La Paz, please visit their website at

LHP is honored to support the Villa La Paz Foundation and Dr. Tony Lazzara.


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• Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

In 2015 LHP Directors dedicated their spare time and labor throughout Summer and Fall to growing fresh, natural and healthy produce in their vegetable garden. It was a great year for farming and the garden produced much more food than was needed for our own consumption. From June through October boxes of produce were harvested and donated, on a weekly basis, to the Sisters of the Fraternite Notre Dame in Chicago, IL – adding up to over 1,000lbs of fresh produce. In addition to containers filled with corn, tomatoes, kale, potatoes, cabbages, green beans, onions and zucchinis, the weekly contributions included a 50lb bag of rice. In 2013 LHP had the privilege to support The Sisters at the Church of Our Lady of Frechou in Chicago, IL – and got to know their needs for healthy food to be used in their soup kitchen, which feeds an average of 250 people a day. We were happy to learn that our support enabled them to further their charitable actions!

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• Sunday, January 11th, 2015

In 2014 LHP had the pleasure to visit the Fundação Santa Terezinha; a nursing home in Camanducaia, MG – Brazil. The “Lar dos Idosos”, as it is locally known, is home for 57 elderly, men and women, who live there and are cared for by a very dedicated staff. The home was originally the city’s hospital and the building was donated to Fundação Santa Terezinha, a non-profit organization, to become a place to care for men and women who cannot live without constant assistance. The home was in need of some basic repairs and general painting and LHP proudly decided to raise the funds for the much needed project. The work has started and we can’t wait to receive pictures of the ongoing remodeling. LHP would like to thank our loyal supporters for their trust and invaluable assistance in carrying on with our dream of improving the living conditions for disadvantaged people. Photos coming soon!

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• Friday, May 23rd, 2014

March 2014 – Throughout the year of 2013 Mr. John Donovan raised funds to build 10 Loving Houses in the Tien Giang Province, Vietnam. Mr. Donovan, in partnership with The Tien Giang Union Friendship Organization, built 10 Loving Houses which were given to deserving families in the First Quarter of 2014. We would like to thank Mr. Donovan for his initiative, in the past three years he was able to build Loving Houses to thirty families in Vietnam! LHP was happy to provide Administrative support for the Veterans’ Project.

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• Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Mr. John Donovan is currently raising funds to build 10 houses in Vietnam in 2014. With the support of many friends, Mr. Donovan has given 20 houses to poor and needy families in Tien Giang Province (Mekong Delta) between 2012 and 2013. He analyses the cases provided by the Tien Giang Union Friendship Organization and chooses the most desperate families. Loving House Project is pleased to offer Administrative support to Mr. Donovan’s hard work and commitment to changing lives in Vietnam.

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• Thursday, October 17th, 2013

LHP is proud to announce our project for 2013. If you live in or near Chesterton – Indiana, you must be familiar with the French Sisters from the Fraternite Notre Dame. For several years these Sisters come to the European Market every Saturday to sell their baked goods and raise funds for their charity, in the Austin neighborhood in Chicago, IL. Their charitable works include a daily soup kitchen, which serves an average of 250 nutritious meals/day; a weekly food pantry program that provides fresh produce and canned food to 300 families and an after school program for children who hang out in the streets of that neighborhood. The FND receives donations from local supermarkets and restaurants and really needs to expand their storage capacity for frozen food. Loving House Project has committed to raising $5,000 USD to buy the much needed freezers that will allow appropriate storage for the donations received. We are honored to help such cause and we count on your support to make it happen! For more information about the beautiful work done by Fraternite Notre Dame, please visit their website at:

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• Friday, June 21st, 2013

June 2013 – Today we received photos from the greenhouse in the PP community! We were overjoyed to see how well the space is being used and how much food they are producing! The fresh and organic produce is used to feed the children at school. The teachers are working with their students in teams to see who grows the best vegetables. Amazing work done by some amazing people that we were honored to help and work with. Our heartfelt thanks go to our supporters for their trust in LHP and to all the people who make Living Heart Peru.

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• Monday, May 27th, 2013

March 2013 – Throughout the year of 2012 Mr. John Donovan raised enough funds to build 10 Loving Houses in the Tien Giang Province, Vietnam. Mr. Donovan, in partnership with The Tien Giang Union Friendship Organization, built 10 Loving Houses which were given to deserving families in March 2013. We would like to congratulate Mr. Donovan for his initiative and achievement, in two years Mr. Donovan was able to provide a safe home to twenty families in Vietnam! Loving House Project was happy to provide Administrative support for this building project.

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