What is Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos?
Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos is a charitable organization serving orphaned and abandoned children in Latin America and the Caribbean. Its mission is to provide shelter, food, clothing, healthcare and education in a Christian family environment based on unconditional acceptance and love, sharing, working and responsibility.
A worldwide community of donors, staff and volunteers enables NPH to help the children become caring and productive citizens in their countries. Each year, Holy Name of Jesus high school teens participate in a mission trip to one of the designated areas.
This August teens and adults from HNOJ travel to the Casa Santa Ana, in the Dominican Republic, a home in the Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos system of orphanages. While at the house, we put on a VBS experience for 6-8 year-olds during the day and spend our afternoons and evenings giving attention to children who desperately need it. Each night we take some time to reflect on our day's activities and how we experienced God in the most vulnerable and marginalized. There are a limited number of spots on the trip.
The dates of the trip are Aug. 1-7, 2022.
How you can help:
We invite you to help HNOJ continue supporting this incredible charity by enjoying some food and fun this summer. All proceeds from the following fundraisers will help provide necessities for the children at NPH homes. Your support is greatly appreciated! Muchas gracias for your generosity!
Walking Taco Sales
Sunday, May 1, following 5:30 p.m. Mass
Thursday, May 12, at 4:30 p.m., prior to the Holy Name of Jesus School concert
Tuesday, June 14, at 12 p.m., following Vacation Bible School (VBS)
(Thank you for helping us raise over $1000 at our first sale on March 6!)
Thursday, June 16, at 12 p.m., following Vacation Bible School (VBS).
Pampered Chef Fundraiser
From now until the end of June, shop Pampered Chef for all of your shopping and gift-giving needs! Thank you to Laura Martin for graciously donating 35% of sales to NPH!
Pampered Chef Fundraiser link - shop now until June 30!
Holiday Station BBQ and Car Wash
Tuesday, July 12, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
16825 County Road 24 and Highway 55, Plymouth
(Thank you for helping us raise $2366.54 last August!)
Includes drink, chips and choice of burger, hot dog or brat
Basic single wash $9
4 Extreme Shine Wash Booklet $49.99
The car washes never expire
Special Collection at all weekend Masses
Learn more about NPH, including how to sponsor a child, at www.nphusa.org.
Walking Taco/T-shirt Sponsorship
See details below on how to help offset the cost of taco dinners or to submit your business logo for the trip t-shirts
Download the form here.
Walking Taco Sponsors
Your business can sponsor the Walking Taco Sales. Download the form here.
Donation Request List-combination locks for the children's personal lockers (Master Lock)
- Croc-style sandals - sizes 4,5,6,7 (US)
- school supplies (blue and black pens, pencils, erasers, lined paper notebooks, large grid paper notebooks)
- boy/girl underwear; boxers for older boys
- boy/girl shirts (US sizes 6-12)
- male and female deodorants
- books in Spanish (children's fiction, young adult fiction, adult fiction, reference books for research at university level, English/Spanish dictionaries, self-esteem and personal growth for young adults, lives of saints)
Child sponsorships and donations are always welcome. To learn more about NPH, you can contact HNOJ parishioner Karen Richelsen or visit the NPH website.
"The NPH mission trip to the home in Mexico is the highlight of my summer. I feel so blessed to be an adult chaperone on this trip and to represent the community of Holy Name down in Mexico. The children of this home show and reflect the beauty of our universal, Catholic faith and family. The HNOJ mission trip allows our teenagers to experience and participate in being the hands and feet of Jesus while serving for a week down there. Every trip, I am in awe of the transformation of these young people as they become forever a part of the NPH family." -Karen Holdvogt, adult chaperone
"Seven years ago I signed up to travel to Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (Mexico) with the HNOJ group. I knew very little about the home and had no idea what to expect. Fast forward seven years. I now sponsor two beautiful godchildren who live at NPH, and I am preparing for the biggest leap of faith in my life. I will be spending one year at NPH, volunteering as a teacher and caregiver. I had no idea that my first trip seven years ago would spark a passion in me and ultimately change my life. I highly encourage you to learn more about NPH and the beautiful children who live there. It may change your life as it changed mine." - Claire Jordan, former trip participant