Our new website is live!
We’re thrilled to announce that Eternal Anchor’s newly redesigned website is officially LIVE today! Dive into the revamped experience at https://www.eternalanchor.org and discover a new level of style, functionality, and user-friendliness. We’ve been hard at work to bring you a site that not only showcases our incredible work, but also provides you with a more enjoyable browsing experience. What’s new you ask?
✅ Fun and modern design
✅ Intuitive navigation
✅ New features including our most recent Facebook and Instagram posts
Whether you’re a long-time friend or donor, or just checking us out for the first time, we invite you to explore the revamped Eternal Anchor universe. Feel free to share your thoughts and feedback! Your input means the world to us, and we can’t wait to hear what you think about the fresh look and enhanced features. If you’re ready to set sail on this new digital journey with us, click the link below and let the exploration begin!
New mural celebrates Eternal Anchor
A breathtaking mural adorning the exterior wall of Posada Ancla Eterna in Vicente Guerrero! This vibrant masterpiece not only captures the essence of creativity and unity but also pays a heartfelt tribute to the work of Eternal Anchor and all those whose lives we touch. The mural, titled “Constellation,” was created and directed by Julia Celeste Arte and was the winner of the mural contest sponsored by the Secretary of Social Inclusion and Equality in Baja California. Community members and some of Eternal Anchor’s very own students helped paint this beautiful piece. “Representation matters, so with great love we have been inspired by the faces of some members of Eternal Anchor, including little Alberto, who is no longer with us physically,” said Julia about some of the children depicted in the mural. “We honor the work that Eternal Anchor does and celebrate the life and strength of every member of this great family.”
“We are profoundly grateful to the talented artists, volunteers, and community members who contributed their time and passion to bring this vision to life,” said Austin Robinson, Eternal Anchor’s executive director. “Every stroke of paint echoes the stories of resilience, hope, and transformation of the children, youth, and adults we serve. This is more than a mural; it’s a symbol of empowerment, inclusivity, and the boundless potential that lies within each of us.”
Donations vital amidst unprecedented challenges
In Mexico, the exchange rate plays a crucial role in shaping the landscape of charitable donations Eternal Anchor, and other U.S. nonprofits operating here. However, in 2023 the value of Mexico’s peso began to soar internationally, in part because Mexico’s central bank started raising interest rates faster than the U.S. Federal Reserve, devaluing the U.S. dollar in Mexico.
“With the devaluation of the dollar and inflation in Mexico, each dollar donated to Eternal Anchor becomes just 80 cents when it reaches us here in Mexico,” said Austin Robinson, executive director. At the same time, Mexico’s federal government issued two increases to the minimum wage over the past 12 months, resulting in a 400 percent increase. At Eternal Anchor – where we pride ourselves on having staff who are all Mexican nationals – we’ve incurred an additional expense of $15,000 (USD) per month in wages without adding any staff. Further complicating matters is continued economic uncertainty in both the U.S. and Mexico and upcoming federal elections in both countries.
“As a result, we face the dual challenge of diminished financial inflows and heightened uncertainty, which can ultimately hinder our ability to impact pressing human and social issues,” said Austin. “In the face of these economic challenges, supporting nonprofits remains an indispensable investment in the collective well-being of Mexico and its people.”