Nueva Vida

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The Biggest and Best Party with a Purpose Yet!

On a Friday night in October, as the last party goers left Chicago’s Meadows Club, over 1,200 children in Nueva Vida were guaranteed a hot-nourishing meal and medical attention for an entire year. Over 340 people partied so starving kids could eat, how amazing is that?

Party with a Purpose is definitely not one of those dreaded rubber- chicken dinner fundraisers that most people envision when they hear the word “fundraiser.”  It is a party that TransNational Bankcard CEO and ON board member, John Pitzaferro, says “has become a focal point of my life.”  For the past three years Read More

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Supporting New Mothers in Nueva Vida

In an effort to stop malnourishment before it even threatens our children we are piloting a new program to train, educate, and care for 60 breastfeeding and new mothers in Nueva Vida.  Dr. Janice Hebbert, our Medical Director, and Flavia Urbina, our Nutritionist, are leading this initiative which will monitor the health of both expecting and new mothers as well as their babies, and provide counseling on health care and adequate nutrition during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.  Through this program the women will also learn how to prepare for breastfeeding and they will be given vitamin supplements during pregnancy and up to six months after the birth of their baby. Read More

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