Caring For Dump Kids

Quito Kid: Sara Overcomes Adversity

March 21, 2019

By Robyn Wallace, Quito After-School Program (March 21, 2019) Friendly…sensitive…respectful..shy…generous…fun…responsible. Now we can add “OVERCOMER” to describe nine-year-old *Sara at ER’s school support program in Quito, Ecuador. This past week, we passionately applauded Sara in recognition of her high performance at her school. Sara received a certificate for her achievement. Sara comes from a family […]

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20 Ways To Engage With ER in 2019

January 2, 2019

Having grown up in Ecuador and experiencing ER’s outreach to the poorest of the poor first-hand, Rheanna Cline created the following list to encourage everyone to celebrate 20 years of ER Christmas parties in the Quito Dump. We’ve updated it slightly for 2019. (Posted Sept. 25, 2016, updated Dec. 26, 2018) By Rheanna Lea Cline […]

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#GivingTuesday: A Day Of Generosity

November 27, 2018

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications You know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but what about Giving Tuesday? Way back in 2012, some insightful people wanted to create a movement that matched the excitement and enthusiasm of those two popular shopping days, but with a twist. Instead of focusing on buying Christmas presents, they launched […]

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Celebrating the Bishops

September 13, 2018

When Mike and Carol Bishop left for language school in 1984, they had no idea what their lives would look like once they landed in Ecuador. They just knew they wanted to help people. Fast forward to today and they are now enjoying 34 years of memories collected while serving through HCJB (now Reach Beyond), […]

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It Takes Teamwork

November 12, 2017

By Dawn Carnill Director of Christmas Outreach The 23-member 2017 South Africa Christmas team is already back home, decorating their own trees and gearing up for their own family holidays in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. They spent 10 days in South Africa in late November, putting on 17 parties and going on […]

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ER Receives Inspiring Gift of AEDs

October 9, 2017

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications (Scroll to the bottom to read a brief update on this blog.) In 2016, ER’s Brian Wallace shared an important need. “Our Quito Dump Program is growing,” he said. “One day we’ll likely have to deal with a health incident.” Brian came to Ecuador with a medical background, knowing all […]

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David’s Journey: From Dump Diaper Duty to President of Linguava Interpreters

August 10, 2017

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications “‘The secret to living is giving’. That concept has really impacted my heart.” – David Brackett While in his early twenties, David Brackett traveled thousands of miles to change the diapers of infants and work in the Quito Dump Daycare. Diaper duty wasn’t highlighted in his short-term volunteer job description, but […]

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Help ER With Custom Cards For Your Event

November 11, 2016

Have you ordered your invitations or announcement cards yet? Hopefully not because there is now a great way for you to order beautiful custom cards at a reasonable price and at the same time help Extreme Response. We are pleased to announce a partnership with Cards For Good, a new ecommerce store that gives 50% […]

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Caro: Growing Up in the Dump Community

September 14, 2016

Written By Dawn Carnill Caro was born just days after our daycare center opened in the Quito garbage dump. Her mother had been working there since she was a child herself– gleaning things she could use and mining for recyclables to sell. Caro’s two older sisters spent their toddler and preschool years with their mother […]

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The Nine-Year-Old Who Didn’t Know the Alphabet

February 24, 2016

Joel Loja’s parents spend much of their lives in the garbage digging out recyclables in order to eke out a living. It’s a tough life that requires families to focus on surviving each day. Joel was one of the first babies to enter the Quito Dump Daycare, now called the Child Development Center (CDC), where […]

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