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Grant from the Agnes Varis Charitable Trust

A GENEROUS $100,000 GRANT FROM The Agnes Varis Charitable Trust was awarded to the Hogar in March 2012. $60,000 was used to establish a scholarship  fund for the children of the Hogar dedicated to Dr. Varis. To date, six Hogar young women have received financial support from the fund for their university educations. In keeping with Dr. Varis’ wish to support special projects with clear goals and timelines for completion, the Hogar has also purchased twelve industrial sewing machines, fabrics, and sewing notions for the new sewing room at San Miguel del Lago. Sewing students are learning to construct various liturgical vestments while gaining valuable entrepreneurial skills in the process. In addition, furniture was purchased for the new dormitories at San Miguel del Lago.

Board president Georgia Lipane spearheaded the grant application.