Supporting the 4% – Manos Unidas

Only 4% of children with special needs in Cusco receive formal education. Alma supports Manos Unidas because they are working to change this statistic every day. Started in 2008, they are the first non-profit education centre for children with special needs. As my sister had special needs, this cause has always been very close to […]

Country Walkers awards Alma with top prize!

Last December, we were excited and honoured to be one of three charities chosen by Country Walkers for their 35th Anniversary celebration. Country Walkers is a worldwide tour operator based in Vermont. In honour of their 35th anniversary, they decided to donate a total of $35,000 to three charities and Alma was one of the lucky […]

Hola, Summer!

While winter is just beginning in Peru, it is finally ending here in Canada.  And after the winter we just had, that definitely calls for a celebration!  On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014, Alma will be hosting its 3rd Annual “Island” Party.  We’re bringing the party in-land this year, to the Steamwhistle Brewery, so we hope even […]

Alma’s Youngest Donor

This past Saturday our son Jesse celebrated his 6th birthday. The party was held at an East-End Karate centre, which allowed him to invite many (15!) friends to join him. Since Jesse’s birthday falls so close to a certain holiday marked with excesses and indulgences, we decided as a family to put the breaks on more presents. […]

Oh what a night!

Back in June 2012, we held our inaugural Island Party Fundraiser, hoping for a way to bring our many friends and supporters together. With the goals of connecting past Alma supporters, and to celebrate all that you helped us achieve, we were excited to raise enough money to support a project for a full year […]