The Orchid (Brassavola
Digbiana) is the National Flower of Honduras.
WHO WE ARE
- Cape CARES is a group of
caring volunteers who have donated their time and resources to
improve the lives of the poor and needy of Central American,
specifically Honduras. We are physicians, specialists, dentists,
dental hygienists, optometrists, chiropractors, nurses, nurse
practitioners, pharmacists, medical and dental students, and
support people such as translators and drivers. We are also bank
tellers, secretaries, carpenters, office workers, retired executives,
housewives, and teenagers. We are volunteers at home and in Honduras.
We are thoughtful, sensitive individuals who donate our time
and expertise to provide care to people in need. We are from
all walks of life but with one shared purpose: WE CARE.
WHAT WE DO
- Cape CARES sends nine teams
to Honduras offering free medical and dental services to people
in locations where there is no access to ongoing medical treatment.
We offer friendship and develop a bond with the people in the
villages we visit. Sometimes a smile or a hand on the shoulder
of a sick or frightened person is the best way to show that we
OUR IN-COUNTRY COORDINATORS & FRIENDS
CARES is most grateful to the Honduran members of the Knights
of Malta for their support and assistance in coordination of
Cape CARES medical/dental missions. The Knights play a
vital role in the success of our efforts to bring services to
the people at our sites. The historic mission of the Knights
of Malta is to help the sick, the needy and the most disadvantaged
in society. The Knights continue their work today, operating
in more than 120 countries. Their programs include medical and
social assistance, disaster relief in the case of armed conflicts
and natural catastrophes, emergency services and first aid corps,
help for the elderly, the handicapped and children in need and
the provision of first aid training, and support for refugees
and internally displaced persons regardless of race, origin or
religion. The Order of Malta has been operating with this impartial
perspective for over 900 years, caring for people of all beliefs
Muslim, Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish. (http://www.orderofmalta.org/)
WHAT YOU CAN DO
This site was last
updated on March 7, 2013.
HERE to view the CAPE CARES Videos, including the newest one
- We need your help. You can
volunteer of one of our teams. If you are not able to join us
on a team, please help us with a financial contribution so that
we can continue to provide ongoing care.
our Los Encinitos site, produced by Debi Lang of Caring For the
From the Wooster School (Danbury,
Wooster Middle School Collects 1,090
Many people dislike going
to the dentist and visits are approached with dread. 6th grader
Preston Novy went for his yearly visit and heard his dental hygienist,
Mrs. Autuori, speak about the need for toothbrushes in Honduras.
Preston left his dental check-up with a mission to collect toothbrushes
for these children.
The Middle School invited
Mrs Autuori to speak at an Assembly and she described her trips
to teach rural villagers proper dental care. She has been traveling
to Honduras for the past ten years with CAPE CARES. The organizations
goals are to bring medical, optical and dental care to Central
America. For twenty years Preston's dentist, Dr. Randall Baldwin,
has also been traveling to Honduras to take part in dental clinics
in rural villages.
The Middle School set a
goal of 500 toothbrushes. They collected 1,090. The generosity
of Wooster students has shone through again.
Click HERE to read about the February 2010
Cape CARES trip to San Marcos, Honduras.
to see a video of the Cape CARES President Randall Baldwin and
Christel Autuori on a Connecticut televison news interview.