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Anchored in hope: Summer plans, UNIENS partnership, and more!

Anchored in hope: Summer plans, UNIENS partnership, and more!

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May 2024
Ensuring Hope: The Lifeline of Eternal Anchor

In the heart of Mexico’s rural San Quintin Valley is a sanctuary of hope, a place where the light of possibility shines bright. Eternal Anchor is a beacon of compassion and transformation providing essential services to those with disabilities. But behind every life-changing moment lies a crucial truth: It takes $1,450 daily to keep the flame of hope burning bright.

At Eternal Anchor, this sum is not merely a figure; it’s the lifeblood that sustains our mission, enabling us to weave a tapestry of support and empowerment for those in need. Within this daily budget, every dollar finds purpose, fostering a nurturing environment where dreams are nurtured, barriers are broken, and lives are forever changed. So, what does $1,450 a day entail? Let’s unravel the layers of impact:

Educational Oasis: Within our walls, a school thrives, serving as an educational oasis for 30 children with disabilities. Here, minds are nurtured, talents are discovered, and futures are shaped with the care and dedication they deserve.

Forever Homes: Across two homes, eight children and young adults find solace and belonging, surrounded by love and support as they navigate life’s journey. These homes aren’t just shelters, but sanctuaries where hearts find healing and spirits soar.

Healing Hooves: Our horse therapy program is a testament to the transformative power of connection. Through the gentle rhythm of hoofbeats, individuals discover newfound strength, resilience, and joy, transcending limitations with each stride.

Mobility Matters: In the San Quintin Valley and beyond, custom mobility equipment becomes a lifeline for those in need. From wheelchairs to adaptive devices, we bridge the gap between obstacles and independence, empowering individuals to navigate the world on their own terms.

Friendship Club Without Barriers: For older teens and young adults, our Friendship Club Without Barriers provides a vital space to foster connections, share experiences, and embrace the joys of companionship without limitations. Here, friendships bloom, skills are honed, and possibilities are explored, creating a vibrant community where everyone is welcomed with open arms.

But the impact doesn’t end there. Eternal Anchor’s reach extends far beyond these tangible manifestations of daily care. It’s in the laughter of a child taking her first steps, the quiet determination of a student mastering a new skill, and the unwavering support of a community rallying behind those who need it most.

Yet, amidst these stories of resilience and triumph, there lies a stark reality: None of this would be possible without the generous support of our donors. Each contribution is far more than just a financial transaction; it’s a lifeline of hope, weaving a safety net of compassion for those who rely on us most. Every dollar donated is a vote of confidence in the power of compassion, a testament to the belief that together, we can create a brighter, more inclusive world for all. So, as we embark on another day of serving, supporting, and transforming lives, we extend our deepest gratitude to each of you who stands by our side.

Because at Eternal Anchor, hope isn’t just a concept—it’s a promise we renew with every sunrise, fueled by the unwavering belief that with your help, anything is possible. Thank you for being the anchor that holds our dreams aloft. Together, we’ll continue to navigate the seas of possibility, guided by the light of compassion and fueled by the power of community.
HELP CONTINUE THE PROMISE WITH A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIFT (https://www.eternalanchor.org/online-giving/)
Busy Summer on Tap at Eternal Anchor

As the warm embrace of summer approaches, Eternal Anchor is gearing up to welcome a variety of visiting groups eager to delve into the heart of our disability services program. With each passing year, our mission to foster inclusion, dignity, and empowerment for individuals with disabilities continues to resonate deeply, drawing diverse groups to join hands with us in this endeavor.

This summer promises to be no different, as we eagerly prepare the arrival of these several beloved partners, each bringing their unique perspective and passion to our efforts. Among these cheristed allies are Otter Creek Church, TeamUp Canada, Love Extended, a group of friends from Seattle, and the all-new Love Extended Education team, alongside other dedicated organizations and churches. Together, we form a tapestry of collaboration, united in our commitment to championing the rights and well-being of those with disabilities.

At the heart of our summer activities lies the invaluable experience of firsthand engagement with our mission and ministry. Through immersive programs and community outreach initiatives, visiting groups have the opportunity to witness the transformative impact of our services on the lives of the individuals and families we serve. From vocational training to recreational therapy, each facet of our programs reflects our unwavering dedication to fostering holistic development and independence.

Central to this immersive experience is the welcoming haven of Posada Ancla Eterna, our beloved home away from home. Nestled amidst serene surroundings, Posada Ancla Eterna offers a tranquil retreat where guests can recharge their spirits and forge meaningful connections with fellow travelers on the path of service. With its warm hospitality and inviting ambiance, Posada Ancla Eterna serves as a beacon of hope and hospitality, embodying the essence of our mission to create a more inclusive and compassionate world. Use the link below to learn more about visiting Eternal Anchor or scheduling a stay at Posada Ancla Eterna.
Learn more about visiting, partnering with Eternal Anchor (https://www.eternalanchor.org/get-involved/)
UNIENS Partners With Eternal Anchor

We’re delighted to share exciting news: Eternal Anchor and the University of Ensenada San Quintin Campus (https://www.facebook.com/UNIENSSQ) (UNIENS) have forged a powerful collaboration that underscores the importance of local partnerships. Understanding the significant role Eternal Anchor plays in the San Quintin Valley and the immense potential individuals with disabilities hold within our community, UNIENS students specializing in Business Administration, Education Sciences, and Logistics will now have the opportunity to lend their professional expertise to Eternal Anchor.

Deborah Garcia, co-founder and Director of Justice and Equity at Eternal Anchor, expressed the sentiment shared by both organizations, “Together, we are nurturing a culture of unity, empathy, and empowerment. This partnership symbolizes our collective commitment to amplifying our impact and working hand-in-hand with UNIENS towards achieving justice and equity for individuals with disabilities.”

This month, we’re celebrating the third anniversary of Eternal Anchor’s Adaptive Equipment Workshop. Built in partnership with BerryMex Baja, this 3,200-square-foot facility is unique in Baja and allowed us to help hundreds of individuals since its dedication. READ MORE HERE (https://www.facebook.com/eternalanchor/posts/pfbid02fVwLCyaSCeDa6YjfocTco9hCUq92N9gmDzviWHU1oV6784MeqyzpJXV8pAMLtPVkl) . (https://www.facebook.com/eternalanchor/posts/pfbid02fVwLCyaSCeDa6YjfocTco9hCUq92N9gmDzviWHU1oV6784MeqyzpJXV8pAMLtPVkl)

Earlier this month, the children and staff of Eternal Anchor’s Education Services program celebrated the amazing mothers of our school community. There were games, delicious treats, music, and fellowship. READ MORE HERE (https://www.facebook.com/eternalanchor/posts/pfbid02k1Vi2NAfeLiNjXmaaXPHGwr2epnVe8kbZ2T6To4K9FubQ8dT4F5Ho1sRA826JRJ1l) and HERE (https://www.facebook.com/eternalanchor/posts/pfbid024KtkrNmW6YjKKDVSkPpMJjKW37NLzVqzJjwt1k7bFwojPSW5btxZzxBorVHQV66Ql) .

Make a one-time or recuring gift to Eternal Anchor today. It’s quick and easy, and your gift will help us continue to change the narrative in rural Mexico for how individuals and families living with disabilities are loved, nurtured, and cared for.
MAKE YOUR TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIFT TODAY! (https://eternalanchor.org/online-giving/)

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Follow us on social media, visit our website, or send us an email by using the links below:
** Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/eternalanchor)
** Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/eternal_anchor/)
** On the web (http://www.eternalanchor.org)
** Email us (mailto:info@eternalanchor.org)
Copyright © 2024 Eternal Anchor, All rights reserved.

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Anchored in hope: Summer plans, UNIENS partnership, and more!

Anchored in hope: Summer plans, UNIENS partnership, and more!

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May 2024
Ensuring Hope: The Lifeline of Eternal Anchor

In the heart of Mexico’s rural San Quintin Valley is a sanctuary of hope, a place where the light of possibility shines bright. Eternal Anchor is a beacon of compassion and transformation providing essential services to those with disabilities. But behind every life-changing moment lies a crucial truth: It takes $1,450 daily to keep the flame of hope burning bright.

At Eternal Anchor, this sum is not merely a figure; it’s the lifeblood that sustains our mission, enabling us to weave a tapestry of support and empowerment for those in need. Within this daily budget, every dollar finds purpose, fostering a nurturing environment where dreams are nurtured, barriers are broken, and lives are forever changed. So, what does $1,450 a day entail? Let’s unravel the layers of impact:

Educational Oasis: Within our walls, a school thrives, serving as an educational oasis for 30 children with disabilities. Here, minds are nurtured, talents are discovered, and futures are shaped with the care and dedication they deserve.

Forever Homes: Across two homes, eight children and young adults find solace and belonging, surrounded by love and support as they navigate life’s journey. These homes aren’t just shelters, but sanctuaries where hearts find healing and spirits soar.

Healing Hooves: Our horse therapy program is a testament to the transformative power of connection. Through the gentle rhythm of hoofbeats, individuals discover newfound strength, resilience, and joy, transcending limitations with each stride.

Mobility Matters: In the San Quintin Valley and beyond, custom mobility equipment becomes a lifeline for those in need. From wheelchairs to adaptive devices, we bridge the gap between obstacles and independence, empowering individuals to navigate the world on their own terms.

Friendship Club Without Barriers: For older teens and young adults, our Friendship Club Without Barriers provides a vital space to foster connections, share experiences, and embrace the joys of companionship without limitations. Here, friendships bloom, skills are honed, and possibilities are explored, creating a vibrant community where everyone is welcomed with open arms.

But the impact doesn’t end there. Eternal Anchor’s reach extends far beyond these tangible manifestations of daily care. It’s in the laughter of a child taking her first steps, the quiet determination of a student mastering a new skill, and the unwavering support of a community rallying behind those who need it most.

Yet, amidst these stories of resilience and triumph, there lies a stark reality: None of this would be possible without the generous support of our donors. Each contribution is far more than just a financial transaction; it’s a lifeline of hope, weaving a safety net of compassion for those who rely on us most. Every dollar donated is a vote of confidence in the power of compassion, a testament to the belief that together, we can create a brighter, more inclusive world for all. So, as we embark on another day of serving, supporting, and transforming lives, we extend our deepest gratitude to each of you who stands by our side.

Because at Eternal Anchor, hope isn’t just a concept—it’s a promise we renew with every sunrise, fueled by the unwavering belief that with your help, anything is possible. Thank you for being the anchor that holds our dreams aloft. Together, we’ll continue to navigate the seas of possibility, guided by the light of compassion and fueled by the power of community.
HELP CONTINUE THE PROMISE WITH A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIFT (https://www.eternalanchor.org/online-giving/)
Busy Summer on Tap at Eternal Anchor

As the warm embrace of summer approaches, Eternal Anchor is gearing up to welcome a variety of visiting groups eager to delve into the heart of our disability services program. With each passing year, our mission to foster inclusion, dignity, and empowerment for individuals with disabilities continues to resonate deeply, drawing diverse groups to join hands with us in this endeavor.

This summer promises to be no different, as we eagerly prepare the arrival of these several beloved partners, each bringing their unique perspective and passion to our efforts. Among these cheristed allies are Otter Creek Church, TeamUp Canada, Love Extended, a group of friends from Seattle, and the all-new Love Extended Education team, alongside other dedicated organizations and churches. Together, we form a tapestry of collaboration, united in our commitment to championing the rights and well-being of those with disabilities.

At the heart of our summer activities lies the invaluable experience of firsthand engagement with our mission and ministry. Through immersive programs and community outreach initiatives, visiting groups have the opportunity to witness the transformative impact of our services on the lives of the individuals and families we serve. From vocational training to recreational therapy, each facet of our programs reflects our unwavering dedication to fostering holistic development and independence.

Central to this immersive experience is the welcoming haven of Posada Ancla Eterna, our beloved home away from home. Nestled amidst serene surroundings, Posada Ancla Eterna offers a tranquil retreat where guests can recharge their spirits and forge meaningful connections with fellow travelers on the path of service. With its warm hospitality and inviting ambiance, Posada Ancla Eterna serves as a beacon of hope and hospitality, embodying the essence of our mission to create a more inclusive and compassionate world. Use the link below to learn more about visiting Eternal Anchor or scheduling a stay at Posada Ancla Eterna.
Learn more about visiting, partnering with Eternal Anchor (https://www.eternalanchor.org/get-involved/)
UNIENS Partners With Eternal Anchor

We’re delighted to share exciting news: Eternal Anchor and the University of Ensenada San Quintin Campus (https://www.facebook.com/UNIENSSQ) (UNIENS) have forged a powerful collaboration that underscores the importance of local partnerships. Understanding the significant role Eternal Anchor plays in the San Quintin Valley and the immense potential individuals with disabilities hold within our community, UNIENS students specializing in Business Administration, Education Sciences, and Logistics will now have the opportunity to lend their professional expertise to Eternal Anchor.

Deborah Garcia, co-founder and Director of Justice and Equity at Eternal Anchor, expressed the sentiment shared by both organizations, “Together, we are nurturing a culture of unity, empathy, and empowerment. This partnership symbolizes our collective commitment to amplifying our impact and working hand-in-hand with UNIENS towards achieving justice and equity for individuals with disabilities.”

This month, we’re celebrating the third anniversary of Eternal Anchor’s Adaptive Equipment Workshop. Built in partnership with BerryMex Baja, this 3,200-square-foot facility is unique in Baja and allowed us to help hundreds of individuals since its dedication. READ MORE HERE (https://www.facebook.com/eternalanchor/posts/pfbid02fVwLCyaSCeDa6YjfocTco9hCUq92N9gmDzviWHU1oV6784MeqyzpJXV8pAMLtPVkl) . (https://www.facebook.com/eternalanchor/posts/pfbid02fVwLCyaSCeDa6YjfocTco9hCUq92N9gmDzviWHU1oV6784MeqyzpJXV8pAMLtPVkl)

Earlier this month, the children and staff of Eternal Anchor’s Education Services program celebrated the amazing mothers of our school community. There were games, delicious treats, music, and fellowship. READ MORE HERE (https://www.facebook.com/eternalanchor/posts/pfbid02k1Vi2NAfeLiNjXmaaXPHGwr2epnVe8kbZ2T6To4K9FubQ8dT4F5Ho1sRA826JRJ1l) and HERE (https://www.facebook.com/eternalanchor/posts/pfbid024KtkrNmW6YjKKDVSkPpMJjKW37NLzVqzJjwt1k7bFwojPSW5btxZzxBorVHQV66Ql) .

Make a one-time or recuring gift to Eternal Anchor today. It’s quick and easy, and your gift will help us continue to change the narrative in rural Mexico for how individuals and families living with disabilities are loved, nurtured, and cared for.
MAKE YOUR TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIFT TODAY! (https://eternalanchor.org/online-giving/)

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Follow us on social media, visit our website, or send us an email by using the links below:
** Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/eternalanchor)
** Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/eternal_anchor/)
** On the web (http://www.eternalanchor.org)
** Email us (mailto:info@eternalanchor.org)
Copyright © 2024 Eternal Anchor, All rights reserved.

Please send checks to:
3405 S Madison Street, Tacoma, WA 98408

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🌟 Your Monthly Inspiration from Eternal Anchor

🌟 Your Monthly Inspiration from Eternal Anchor

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April 2024
Breaking Language Barriers Online

At Eternal Anchor, we believe that language should never hinder accessing inspiration, guidance, and community. As a result, our website is now available in multiple languages! This new development reflects our commitment to inclusivity and accessibility, ensuring that our global community can seamlessly engage with us regardless of their preferred language.

With this update, navigating through our website becomes a breeze for speakers of English, Spanish, and French. Whether you’re searching for the latest news, planning a visit to Eternal Anchor, or simply exploring our resources, language will no longer be a barrier to your journey. Changing the language setting is effortless. Just click on your preferred option in the lower left-hand corner of our homepage, and voila! The entire website transforms to accommodate your language choice, delivering an experience tailored to your linguistic preferences.

This expansion is more than just a feature update; it’s a reflection of our dedication to fostering a diverse and inclusive community. By breaking down language barriers, we open doors to collaboration, understanding, and connection among individuals from different corners of the globe. We invite you to experience the enhanced accessibility firsthand by visiting www.EternalAnchor.org (http://www.eternalanchor.org/) today. Explore our website in your preferred language, and don’t hesitate to share your feedback with us. Your input is invaluable as we continue to strive for excellence in serving our global audience.
Click here to visit our multilingual website (https://www.eternalanchor.org)
Friendship Club is Baking for a Cause

As Mexico prepares to celebrate Día del Estudiante (Students’ Day) on May 23, participants in Eternal Anchor’s Friendship Club Without Barriers headed into the kitchen to combine the joy of baking with the spirit of giving back. They baked up a storm of delicious peanut butter cookies to raise funds in commemoration of this significant day.

At Eternal Anchor’s Friendship Club Without Barriers, we believe in the transformative power of education and advocacy for individuals with disabilities. That’s why activities like our peanut butter cookie fundraiser hold special significance. By coming together to bake and sell these delectable treats, we celebrate Students’ Day and support our mission to foster independence and self-sufficiency among young adults with disabilities.

Engaging in activities like baking provides more than just an opportunity to raise funds. It offers a platform for our members to develop essential life skills such as teamwork, time management, and communication. Through participating in the entire process—from measuring ingredients to packaging the cookies—we empower our members to take ownership of their contributions and recognize their potential to make a difference.

Moreover, initiatives like our fundraiser promote social inclusion and community engagement. By selling our homemade treats to friends, family, and neighbors, we not only raise awareness about the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities but also showcase their talents and abilities. It’s a powerful way to break down barriers and foster a sense of belonging and acceptance.
Debunking Myths About Disabilities

Welcome to our myth-busting journey where we embark on the mission of debunking common misconceptions about people with disabilities and shining a light on the empowering truths. In a world where understanding and inclusivity are paramount, it’s essential to challenge stereotypes and celebrate all individuals’ diverse experiences and capabilities. Join us as we unravel myths and highlight the incredible resilience, strength, and contributions of people with disabilities. Let’s pave the way for a more inclusive and compassionate society!

✨ Myth: People with disabilities are often unhappy or limited.
🌟 Fact: Disability doesn’t define joy or potential! Many individuals with disabilities lead fulfilling lives, pursue their passions, and contribute to society in remarkable ways. Happiness knows no boundaries.

✨ Myth: Disabilities are always obvious.
🌟 Fact: Disabilities come in many forms, some visible and others invisible. Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Let’s foster understanding and empathy for all experiences.

✨ Myth: People with disabilities need assistance.
🌟 Fact: Many individuals with disabilities lead independent lives, utilizing adaptive tools or technologies to navigate the world on their own terms. Support and accommodation empower rather than limit.

✨ Myth: Disability is a burden.
🌟 Fact: Diversity is our strength! Embracing inclusivity and accessibility benefits society as a whole.

Let’s celebrate all individuals’ diverse talents and perspectives, regardless of ability. You, too, can be a myth buster by becoming involved in local disability advocacy efforts, attending educational events, or supporting organizations such as Eternal Anchor that promote inclusivity and accessibility. Let’s continue to break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and create a world where everyone is valued and included. Together, we can foster a society that embraces diversity and empowers every individual to shine!
Join Us in Anchoring Hope

At Eternal Anchor, our mission is simple yet profound: To be a beacon of hope and support for individuals with disabilities in Mexico’s rural San Quintin Valley. Every day, we strive to create a world where every person, regardless of ability, is empowered to thrive and reach their full potential. But we can’t do it alone.

We rely on the generosity of supporters like you to keep our mission alive. Your regular giving plays a crucial role in ensuring that our programs and services continue to make a meaningful impact in the lives of those we serve. By becoming a regular donor, you’re not just providing financial support—you’re offering hope, dignity, and opportunity to individuals and families who need it most. Your consistent contributions enable us to:

✦ Provide essential medical care, therapy, and assistive devices to individuals with disabilities.
✦ Offer educational and vocational training programs to help individuals develop valuable skills and achieve independence.
✦ Create an inclusive community where everyone feels welcome and valued.

Together, we can be the anchor that steadies those facing the challenges of disability, offering them a lifeline of support and encouragement. Join us in making a lasting difference. Your regular giving isn’t just a donation—it’s an investment in a brighter, more inclusive future for all.
Make a one-time or recurring donation today (https://www.eternalanchor.org/online-giving/)

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Follow us on social media, visit our website, or send us an email by using the links below:
** Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/eternalanchor)
** Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/eternal_anchor/)
** On the web (http://www.eternalanchor.org)
** Email us (mailto:info@eternalanchor.org)
Copyright © 2024 Eternal Anchor, All rights reserved.

Please send checks to:
3405 S Madison Street, Tacoma, WA 98408

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You can ** update your preferences (*|UPDATE_PROFILE|*)
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🌟 Your Monthly Inspiration from Eternal Anchor

🌟 Your Monthly Inspiration from Eternal Anchor

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April 2024
Breaking Language Barriers Online

At Eternal Anchor, we believe that language should never hinder accessing inspiration, guidance, and community. As a result, our website is now available in multiple languages! This new development reflects our commitment to inclusivity and accessibility, ensuring that our global community can seamlessly engage with us regardless of their preferred language.

With this update, navigating through our website becomes a breeze for speakers of English, Spanish, and French. Whether you’re searching for the latest news, planning a visit to Eternal Anchor, or simply exploring our resources, language will no longer be a barrier to your journey. Changing the language setting is effortless. Just click on your preferred option in the lower left-hand corner of our homepage, and voila! The entire website transforms to accommodate your language choice, delivering an experience tailored to your linguistic preferences.

This expansion is more than just a feature update; it’s a reflection of our dedication to fostering a diverse and inclusive community. By breaking down language barriers, we open doors to collaboration, understanding, and connection among individuals from different corners of the globe. We invite you to experience the enhanced accessibility firsthand by visiting www.EternalAnchor.org (http://www.eternalanchor.org/) today. Explore our website in your preferred language, and don’t hesitate to share your feedback with us. Your input is invaluable as we continue to strive for excellence in serving our global audience.
Click here to visit our multilingual website (https://www.eternalanchor.org)
Friendship Club is Baking for a Cause

As Mexico prepares to celebrate Día del Estudiante (Students’ Day) on May 23, participants in Eternal Anchor’s Friendship Club Without Barriers headed into the kitchen to combine the joy of baking with the spirit of giving back. They baked up a storm of delicious peanut butter cookies to raise funds in commemoration of this significant day.

At Eternal Anchor’s Friendship Club Without Barriers, we believe in the transformative power of education and advocacy for individuals with disabilities. That’s why activities like our peanut butter cookie fundraiser hold special significance. By coming together to bake and sell these delectable treats, we celebrate Students’ Day and support our mission to foster independence and self-sufficiency among young adults with disabilities.

Engaging in activities like baking provides more than just an opportunity to raise funds. It offers a platform for our members to develop essential life skills such as teamwork, time management, and communication. Through participating in the entire process—from measuring ingredients to packaging the cookies—we empower our members to take ownership of their contributions and recognize their potential to make a difference.

Moreover, initiatives like our fundraiser promote social inclusion and community engagement. By selling our homemade treats to friends, family, and neighbors, we not only raise awareness about the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities but also showcase their talents and abilities. It’s a powerful way to break down barriers and foster a sense of belonging and acceptance.
Debunking Myths About Disabilities

Welcome to our myth-busting journey where we embark on the mission of debunking common misconceptions about people with disabilities and shining a light on the empowering truths. In a world where understanding and inclusivity are paramount, it’s essential to challenge stereotypes and celebrate all individuals’ diverse experiences and capabilities. Join us as we unravel myths and highlight the incredible resilience, strength, and contributions of people with disabilities. Let’s pave the way for a more inclusive and compassionate society!

✨ Myth: People with disabilities are often unhappy or limited.
🌟 Fact: Disability doesn’t define joy or potential! Many individuals with disabilities lead fulfilling lives, pursue their passions, and contribute to society in remarkable ways. Happiness knows no boundaries.

✨ Myth: Disabilities are always obvious.
🌟 Fact: Disabilities come in many forms, some visible and others invisible. Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Let’s foster understanding and empathy for all experiences.

✨ Myth: People with disabilities need assistance.
🌟 Fact: Many individuals with disabilities lead independent lives, utilizing adaptive tools or technologies to navigate the world on their own terms. Support and accommodation empower rather than limit.

✨ Myth: Disability is a burden.
🌟 Fact: Diversity is our strength! Embracing inclusivity and accessibility benefits society as a whole.

Let’s celebrate all individuals’ diverse talents and perspectives, regardless of ability. You, too, can be a myth buster by becoming involved in local disability advocacy efforts, attending educational events, or supporting organizations such as Eternal Anchor that promote inclusivity and accessibility. Let’s continue to break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and create a world where everyone is valued and included. Together, we can foster a society that embraces diversity and empowers every individual to shine!
Join Us in Anchoring Hope

At Eternal Anchor, our mission is simple yet profound: To be a beacon of hope and support for individuals with disabilities in Mexico’s rural San Quintin Valley. Every day, we strive to create a world where every person, regardless of ability, is empowered to thrive and reach their full potential. But we can’t do it alone.

We rely on the generosity of supporters like you to keep our mission alive. Your regular giving plays a crucial role in ensuring that our programs and services continue to make a meaningful impact in the lives of those we serve. By becoming a regular donor, you’re not just providing financial support—you’re offering hope, dignity, and opportunity to individuals and families who need it most. Your consistent contributions enable us to:

✦ Provide essential medical care, therapy, and assistive devices to individuals with disabilities.
✦ Offer educational and vocational training programs to help individuals develop valuable skills and achieve independence.
✦ Create an inclusive community where everyone feels welcome and valued.

Together, we can be the anchor that steadies those facing the challenges of disability, offering them a lifeline of support and encouragement. Join us in making a lasting difference. Your regular giving isn’t just a donation—it’s an investment in a brighter, more inclusive future for all.
Make a one-time or recurring donation today (https://www.eternalanchor.org/online-giving/)

============================================================
Follow us on social media, visit our website, or send us an email by using the links below:
** Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/eternalanchor)
** Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/eternal_anchor/)
** On the web (http://www.eternalanchor.org)
** Email us (mailto:info@eternalanchor.org)
Copyright © 2024 Eternal Anchor, All rights reserved.

Please send checks to:
3405 S Madison Street, Tacoma, WA 98408

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Eternal Anchor’s Friendship Club expands, looking back at Night to Shine, and more

Eternal Anchor’s Friendship Club expands, looking back at Night to Shine, and more

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March 2024
Friendship Club expands to 3 locations

Eternal Anchor’s Friendship Club has expanded to a third location making the club more accessible and inclusive for everyone! “We believe in the power of connection and the joy of friendship,” said Teresita Reyes, Friendship Club coordinator “That’s why we’re dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming space for teens and young adults with disabilities to come together to foster meaningful friendships, explore their creativity, and learn new skills.”

Fostering friendship and interpersonal connections is profoundly significant for young adults with disabilities as it plays a pivotal role in their emotional well-being, social integration, and overall quality of life. Building friendships provides a support network that offers understanding, empathy, and companionship, mitigating feelings of isolation and loneliness that individuals with disabilities can experience. Our Friendship Club now meets in Camalú on Mondays, in Emiliano Zapata on Tuesdays through Thursdays, and in Lazaro Cardenas on Fridays making it easier than ever for individuals to join us and be part of our amazing community.
Learn more about the Friendship Club (https://www.facebook.com/eternalanchor/posts/pfbid035v9Ua83MZeWJK5NB3Gf9cESu9wRS2E5JtFoQfrQUCHsVXg4deBbsNJWtvNmu9ACcl)
Relive the excitement of Night to Shine

We’re thrilled to take you back on a journey to the heartwarming moments, the dazzling smiles, incredible dancing, and the wonderful memories shared during our 5th Annual Night to Shine, hosted by Eternal Anchor and sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Watch with us and reminisce on the joy that makes Night to Shine truly special. Whether you were on the dance floor, volunteering behind the scenes, or cheering from afar, this video is a tribute to our amazing guests of honor…each of them a shining star whose light brightens the world every day. Night to Shine is centered on God’s love for people with disabilities, and we are proud to be part of this global movement. Eternal Anchor’s Night to Shine was one of just two held in Mexico this year!
Watch our 2024 Night to Shine video (https://youtu.be/zQFDxY7E5eo)
Essential tips for inclusive interactions

Did you know that nearly 1 in 10 individuals in Mexico live with a physical, visual, or auditory disability that affects their daily lives? When disability etiquette is used, everyone feels more comfortable and interacts more effectively. People with disabilities are people first. They deserve dignity and respect, as do all people everywhere. Here are some tips that cover what often goes overlooked in everyday life.

🔸 Use respectful, person-first language. Avoid saying handicapped or wheelchair-bound. Instead, say a person with a disability or a wheelchair user.
🔸 Ask before you help. If you offer and the person with a disability accepts, follow their instructions. They know their capabilities.
🔸 Do not touch, pat, or grab. No one wants to be touched without consent, including people with disabilities. Do not touch, grab, or guide them or their wheelchair, scooter or cane without permission.
🔸 Speak directly to the person with a disability. Also, remember that most people – including those with disabilities – would rather not discuss their bodies or medical history with people they just met.
🔸 Avoid making assumptions. People with disabilities are the best judge of what they can or cannot do.
🔸 Be open to requests for access or accommodation. Nurturing an equitable, inclusive society is up to all of us. Ensuring your business is accessible and committing to accommodations upon request showcases dedication and excellent service to all community members.
🔸 Remember, some disabilities are invisible. People with autism or intellectual disabilities may process information differently than you do, so be patient and understanding when communicating with them.
🔸 Be respectful. People with disabilities are individuals with families, jobs, hobbies, likes and dislikes, and problems and joys. While their disability is integral to their identity, it does not define them. Don’t make them into heroes or victims.

Eternal Anchor serves the San Quintin Valley with comprehensive disability services and seeks to facilitate the full inclusion of all people with disabilities into all aspects of our community. We all become stronger when we understand and support each other.

Check out this video (https://youtu.be/7xgRBdw4Mqc) to watch Chef Kenny prepare his lunch! Empowering individuals like Kenny to learn essential life skills not only boosts their confidence and independence, but these skills are the building blocks of a more inclusive society. So here’s to Kenny and all the amazing individuals out there embracing their potential and proving that anything is possible with the right support and opportunities!

Make a one-time or recurring gift today (https://www.eternalanchor.org/online-giving/)

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Eternal Anchor’s Friendship Club expands, looking back at Night to Shine, and more

Eternal Anchor’s Friendship Club expands, looking back at Night to Shine, and more

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March 2024
Friendship Club expands to 3 locations

Eternal Anchor’s Friendship Club has expanded to a third location making the club more accessible and inclusive for everyone! “We believe in the power of connection and the joy of friendship,” said Teresita Reyes, Friendship Club coordinator “That’s why we’re dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming space for teens and young adults with disabilities to come together to foster meaningful friendships, explore their creativity, and learn new skills.”

Fostering friendship and interpersonal connections is profoundly significant for young adults with disabilities as it plays a pivotal role in their emotional well-being, social integration, and overall quality of life. Building friendships provides a support network that offers understanding, empathy, and companionship, mitigating feelings of isolation and loneliness that individuals with disabilities can experience. Our Friendship Club now meets in Camalú on Mondays, in Emiliano Zapata on Tuesdays through Thursdays, and in Lazaro Cardenas on Fridays making it easier than ever for individuals to join us and be part of our amazing community.
Learn more about the Friendship Club (https://www.facebook.com/eternalanchor/posts/pfbid035v9Ua83MZeWJK5NB3Gf9cESu9wRS2E5JtFoQfrQUCHsVXg4deBbsNJWtvNmu9ACcl)
Relive the excitement of Night to Shine

We’re thrilled to take you back on a journey to the heartwarming moments, the dazzling smiles, incredible dancing, and the wonderful memories shared during our 5th Annual Night to Shine, hosted by Eternal Anchor and sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Watch with us and reminisce on the joy that makes Night to Shine truly special. Whether you were on the dance floor, volunteering behind the scenes, or cheering from afar, this video is a tribute to our amazing guests of honor…each of them a shining star whose light brightens the world every day. Night to Shine is centered on God’s love for people with disabilities, and we are proud to be part of this global movement. Eternal Anchor’s Night to Shine was one of just two held in Mexico this year!
Watch our 2024 Night to Shine video (https://youtu.be/zQFDxY7E5eo)
Essential tips for inclusive interactions

Did you know that nearly 1 in 10 individuals in Mexico live with a physical, visual, or auditory disability that affects their daily lives? When disability etiquette is used, everyone feels more comfortable and interacts more effectively. People with disabilities are people first. They deserve dignity and respect, as do all people everywhere. Here are some tips that cover what often goes overlooked in everyday life.

🔸 Use respectful, person-first language. Avoid saying handicapped or wheelchair-bound. Instead, say a person with a disability or a wheelchair user.
🔸 Ask before you help. If you offer and the person with a disability accepts, follow their instructions. They know their capabilities.
🔸 Do not touch, pat, or grab. No one wants to be touched without consent, including people with disabilities. Do not touch, grab, or guide them or their wheelchair, scooter or cane without permission.
🔸 Speak directly to the person with a disability. Also, remember that most people – including those with disabilities – would rather not discuss their bodies or medical history with people they just met.
🔸 Avoid making assumptions. People with disabilities are the best judge of what they can or cannot do.
🔸 Be open to requests for access or accommodation. Nurturing an equitable, inclusive society is up to all of us. Ensuring your business is accessible and committing to accommodations upon request showcases dedication and excellent service to all community members.
🔸 Remember, some disabilities are invisible. People with autism or intellectual disabilities may process information differently than you do, so be patient and understanding when communicating with them.
🔸 Be respectful. People with disabilities are individuals with families, jobs, hobbies, likes and dislikes, and problems and joys. While their disability is integral to their identity, it does not define them. Don’t make them into heroes or victims.

Eternal Anchor serves the San Quintin Valley with comprehensive disability services and seeks to facilitate the full inclusion of all people with disabilities into all aspects of our community. We all become stronger when we understand and support each other.

Check out this video (https://youtu.be/7xgRBdw4Mqc) to watch Chef Kenny prepare his lunch! Empowering individuals like Kenny to learn essential life skills not only boosts their confidence and independence, but these skills are the building blocks of a more inclusive society. So here’s to Kenny and all the amazing individuals out there embracing their potential and proving that anything is possible with the right support and opportunities!

Make a one-time or recurring gift today (https://www.eternalanchor.org/online-giving/)

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Follow us on social media, visit our website, or send us an email by using the links below:
** Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/eternalanchor)
** Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/eternal_anchor/)
** On the web (http://www.eternalanchor.org)
** Email us (mailto:info@eternalanchor.org)
Copyright © 2024 Eternal Anchor, All rights reserved.

Please send checks to:
3405 S Madison Street, Tacoma, WA 98408

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February 2024 newsletter

February 2024 newsletter

After four days of rain threatened to dampen Eternal Anchor’s original date for our 5th Annual Night to Shine, more than 200 turned out a week later to celebrate our incredible friends with disabilities.

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January 2024 newsletter

January 2024 newsletter

More than 200 celebrate at Night to ShineAfter four days of rain threatened to dampen Eternal Anchor's original date for our 5th Annual Night to Shine, more than 200 turned out a week later to celebrate our incredible friends with disabilities. Hosted by Eternal...

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December 2023 newsletter

December 2023 newsletter

As we joyfully mark our 9th anniversary, we reflect on the remarkable journey of empowering lives in rural Mexico. Over the past nine years, Eternal Anchor has woven a tapestry of hope, resilience, and transformation. From humble…

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November 2023 newsletter

November 2023 newsletter

Construction is underway on Eternal Anchor’s new special needs school! “This has been years in the making and we are so excited to finally begin work on turning this vision into a reality,” said Austin Robinson,

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