Peoria, Ill.-based Dust Control Technology sponsored a day-long event to benefit the children of Casa Hogar de Cabo San Lucas, a boys’ orphanage dedicated to providing active care and personal well-being in Baja California Sur, Mexico. The 41 young men who currently reside at the facility were treated to a full day of food and surfing on the grounds of the Cabo Surf Hotel, including lessons from professional instructors at the Mike Doyle Surf School. This was the third annual Carvin’ for Kids gathering – all three sponsored by Dust Control Technology. The company was also a supporter of the annual Casa Hogar fundraiser in 2013, which brought in more than $330,000 to support the orphanage and its efforts.
“We help support worthy causes in various regions where we do business,” commented DCT CEO Edwin Peterson. “Part of our corporate philosophy is looking for ways to make meaningful contributions to local communities.
“The day was designed as a recreation time for these young men,” Peterson continued. “It’s an opportunity for them to spend a wonderful day in the sun, enjoying the waves and learning to surf, with good food grilled out on one of Cabo’s most beautiful beaches. It’s very satisfying to watch them put their cares behind them for a while and just be kids.”
Opened in February 2008, Casa Hogar is a registered non-profit organization privately-funded and maintained solely by donations, fundraisers and special projects. Among the developing projects is a “Post-18” program to help all boys find their way to a productive future. The organization is also evaluating funding and land options to establish a girls’ orphanage that can further extend the positive effects of its support to additional children in the community.