Families of FANA

Families of FANA --United by our children, committed to all children--
We are a support network of 400 families who have completed or are in the process of completing adoption through FANA, a private orphanage located in Bogotá, Colombia. We provide adoption and educational services, and promote a social and cultural connection for families from WNY, Ontario, and PA to foster our childrens’ appreciation and understanding of Colombia. Our all-volunteer, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization raises funds for FANA in Bogotá and supports local childrens’ charities in WNY.

It is with regret that we announce that we have decided to cancel the Families of FANA 2020 Annual Golf Classic. While g...
08/08/2020

It is with regret that we announce that we have decided to cancel the Families of FANA 2020 Annual Golf Classic. While golf courses have reopened, the traditional tournament format is still not allowed. Similarly, our ability to host our auction/dinner was equally difficult to plan. There is a bright spot, however--although we will miss seeing everyone in person, we have decided to move our auction online enabling us to continue to support FANA with their daily operations and in meeting some of their additional expenses incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be held in the Fall, so please stay tuned for details! You are also welcome to visit our website http://familiesoffana.org/donations/ to make a donation at any time. We sincerely appreciate your support and thank you for your understanding. We hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy.

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07/06/2020

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Exciting news!!!! Free diversity classes start July 7th 5-6PM. Every Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs. dance and crafts and music around the world with us!!! Everyone is welcome! Bienvenidos todos! Zoom codes will be posted a day before. If you want to get them now! Send me a text or message! Awe!!! So exciting to see you even if it’s is on Zoom ❤️
Oh our concert will be awesome! Our community singing and playing for love!

Summer La Hoja is here! Read a Message from the President of Families of FANA with updates on the status of FANA Bogotá,...
07/03/2020

Summer La Hoja is here! Read a Message from the President of Families of FANA with updates on the status of FANA Bogotá, upcoming local events, and membership news--and see what some of your FANA family and friends have been up to during quarantine!

Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July and don't forget Colombian Independence Day is July 20 (see Pg 5 for more information)!

Dear Members: Regretfully, Colombian Culture Week and the Family Picnic scheduled for July have been cancelled due to CO...
06/26/2020
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Dear Members: Regretfully, Colombian Culture Week and the Family Picnic scheduled for July have been cancelled due to COVID-19. The Board is evaluating the situation and considering alternatives to these events later in the summer or fall if possible.

Our 31st Annual Golf Classic is slated for Sept 21st with details to follow regarding dinner and auction activities (which may change due to circumstances). Additionally, our 5K Run & Walk (scheduled for Sept 12) is also being monitored. Please keep watching FaceBook, La Hoja, and your emails for updates from the Board on all FANA events.

We appreciate your understanding and patience during these challenging times. Want to support the children of FANA in Bogota? Please follow the link below.

https://familiesoffana.ejoinme.org/MyPages/DonationPage/tabid/189973/Default.aspx

Thank You Dads For All You Do!
06/21/2020

Thank You Dads For All You Do!

06/09/2020
FANA is community.
05/24/2020

FANA is community.

🍎 En estos meses complicados, es importante no olvidarnos de nuestra gran comunidad: ayer, gracias a la colaboración de la Secretaría de Integración Social de Bogotá entregamos nuevamente mercados a las familias del Jardín Infantil Confinanciado de FANA.

#FundaciónFana #Fundaciones #Colombia #FundacionesColombianas #NiñezEnColombia #DerechosDeLosNiños

To All the Moms - "Thank you!"
05/10/2020

To All the Moms - "Thank you!"

FANA recently became an inaugural funder of Buffalo Prep's newest program offering--Prep Scholars Academy. This communit...
04/28/2020

FANA recently became an inaugural funder of Buffalo Prep's newest program offering--Prep Scholars Academy. This community-based enrichment program is offered to students seeking to succeed in high school and pursue a college education. The program is set to launch this summer at The Belle Center and offer bilingual instruction and an engaging learning environment that fosters leadership and character development. The Belle Center is a multi-purpose community center located on the Lower West Side of Buffalo that provides educational, social, and community building services for area youth, senior citizens, and families. #localcharity #givingback #familiesoffana

Don't forget -- today's the last day to turn in those scholarship applications! :)
04/27/2020

Don't forget -- today's the last day to turn in those scholarship applications! :)

Attention Families of FANA US and Canada Graduating Seniors!

All FANA Scholarship applications MUST (as required by law) be turned in to Paul Fuzak by MONDAY APRIL 27! Refer to your Abril & Mayo 2020 La Hoja and our website for the application, guidelines, and how to reach Paul if you have any questions.

We're all so proud of our Class of 2020 and the hard work you've put in!

And thank you to all the hard work and fund raising efforts of our FANA families who make the scholarship possible!

Attention Families of FANA US and Canada Graduating Seniors! All FANA Scholarship applications MUST (as required by law)...
04/25/2020

Attention Families of FANA US and Canada Graduating Seniors!

All FANA Scholarship applications MUST (as required by law) be turned in to Paul Fuzak by MONDAY APRIL 27! Refer to your Abril & Mayo 2020 La Hoja and our website for the application, guidelines, and how to reach Paul if you have any questions.

We're all so proud of our Class of 2020 and the hard work you've put in!

And thank you to all the hard work and fund raising efforts of our FANA families who make the scholarship possible!

04/25/2020
Fundación FANA

Fundación FANA

¡Feliz día del niño! Hoy celebramos con mucho cariño y dedicación, recordando siempre nuestro principal objetivo y por lo que trabajamos todo los días durante los útlimos 48 años: reestablecer los derechos de los niños colombianos.

#FANA #FundaciónFana #Coronavirus #COVID19 #NiñezenColombia #Derechosdelosniños #FanaFoundation #Fundaciones #Colombia #Solidaridad #DíadelNiño

Fundación FANA
04/21/2020

Fundación FANA

🤝🦸‍♀️ En FANA tenemos un equipo comprometido para seguir cubriendo las necesidades de todos los niños durante la crisis sanitaria. Son momentos difíciles que vamos a superar con la ayuda de toda nuestra increíble comunidad.

Si quieres impactar la vida de nuestros niños en estos momentos, puedes visitar nuestro sitio web: www.fundacionfana.org o escribirnos a [email protected] para saber cómo puedes ayudarnos.

#FANA #FundaciónFana #Coronavirus #COVID19 #NiñezenColombia #Derechosdelosniños #FanaFoundation #Fundaciones #Colombia #Solidaridad

Thank you so much to everyone who has become a hero for the more than 90 children who call FANA home! It's not too late ...
04/21/2020
BE A HERO

Thank you so much to everyone who has become a hero for the more than 90 children who call FANA home! It's not too late to help! Please check out the link below for more information on how you can make a huge difference today! https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/beafanahero?fbclid=IwAR14YQfes6w3ps7pbnWqN5EwmVw5-X1DG0Jr8mk1jjQfYCykf5BOOYn2wtk

Please join in as we support FANA on this special mission to provide and protect the children that call FANA home at this difficult time. As we combat the Coronavirus in our own homes, FANA is looking for creative ways to entertain the 90+ children that ...

Attention Families of FANA and Friends - The Board is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and if need be will chang...
04/17/2020

Attention Families of FANA and Friends - The Board is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and if need be will change or cancel these posted events as noted. For now, we are hoping to host our FANA Families Spanish Camp and Picnic on schedule. Please keep checking the website, La Hoja, emails, and Facebook for updates as we navigate these uncertain times.

Attention Families of FANA and Friends - The Board is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and if need be will chang...
04/17/2020

Attention Families of FANA and Friends - The Board is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and if need be will change or cancel these posted events as noted. For now, we are hoping to host our FANA Families Spanish Camp and Picnic on schedule. Please keep checking the website, La Hoja, emails, and Facebook for updates as we navigate these uncertain times.

04/15/2020
Thank you to everyone who chose to BE A HERO for the 90+ kids at FANA! Due to the outpouring of support from heroes like...
04/13/2020
BE A HERO

Thank you to everyone who chose to BE A HERO for the 90+ kids at FANA! Due to the outpouring of support from heroes like YOU, the Families of FANA board decided to increase our goal to $10K to show the children--and staff who are working so hard--just how much we care. Please check out our BE A HERO link below to see how you can make a difference today!

Please join in as we support FANA on this special mission to provide and protect the children that call FANA home at this difficult time. As we combat the Coronavirus in our own homes, FANA is looking for creative ways to entertain the 90+ children that ...

Wishing a Happy Easter and Passover to our FANA families and friends! Stay Safe!
04/12/2020

Wishing a Happy Easter and Passover to our FANA families and friends! Stay Safe!

Abril & Mayo La Hoja is here! Read a Message from Elena about how FANA is handling the COVID-19 crises, learn about the ...
04/09/2020

Abril & Mayo La Hoja is here! Read a Message from Elena about how FANA is handling the COVID-19 crises, learn about the 2020 FANA Scholarship, and check out what we’ve been up to so far this year and where we’re headed. Also look for an insert from our Board about the state of Families of FANA WNY and an overview of information that would have been presented at the GMM.

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/beafanaheroCalling All Heroes!Please join us as we support FANA on this speci...
04/03/2020
BE A HERO

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/beafanahero

Calling All Heroes!

Please join us as we support FANA on this special mission to provide and protect the children that call FANA home. As we combat the Coronavirus in our own homes, FANA is looking for creative ways to entertain the 90+ children that call FANA home!

Should you choose to accept this mission, please click the link below--and THANK YOU!

#besafe #stayhealthy #stayhome

Please join in as we support FANA on this special mission to provide and protect the children that call FANA home at this difficult time. As we combat the Coronavirus in our own homes, FANA is looking for creative ways to entertain the 90+ children that ...

In FANA live more than 80 children who depend on us and in these difficult times they have heroes who don't leave them a...
03/24/2020

In FANA live more than 80 children who depend on us and in these difficult times they have heroes who don't leave them alone. We thank and applaud our General Services employees, psychosocial team, caregivers and teachers, nurses, kitchen equipment, vigilantes, toilet, maintenance and administrative equipment. Many of them leave their homes to go to FANA with one mission: to ensure the well-being of our boys and girls and put them as a priority, always following the recommendations of the authorities and with great caution.

While you're at home, the #FANA #Heroes are taking care of our boys and girls!

En FANA viven más de 80 niños que dependen de nosotros y en estos difíciles momentos cuentan con unos héroes que no los dejan solos. Agradecemos y aplaudimos a nuestros empleados de Servicios Generales, equipo psicosocial, cuidadores y profesoras, enfermeras, equipo de cocina, vigilantes, aseo, mantenimiento y equipo administrativo. Muchos de ellos salen de sus casas para ir a FANA con un sola misión: velar por el bienestar de nuestros niños y niñas y ponerlos como una prioridad, siguiendo siempre las recomendaciones de las autoridades y con mucha precaución.

¡Mientras tú estás en casa, los #HéroesdeFANA están cuidando de nuestros niños y niñas!
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At FANA live more than 80 children who depend on us and in these hard times they count with heroes that don't leave them alone. We thank our employees of General Services, psychosocial team, carers and teachers, nurses, cooking team, whatchman, cleaning and maintenance team. A lot of them leave their home to go to FANA with only one mission: to take care of our children, following the authorities recommendations and with precaution.

While you're at home, #FANAHeroes are taking care of our children!

At FANA we are taking care of ourselves! In the face of the situation we are living for COVID-19, we have a double job: ...
03/19/2020

At FANA we are taking care of ourselves! In the face of the situation we are living for COVID-19, we have a double job: take care of ourselves, and care of others, while we continue to work tirelessly to provide all the necessary services to our children. That is why we have rigorously taken all the recommendations of the National Government. From FANA we invite you to follow and respect all the protocols elaborated to face this crisis.

¡En FANA nos estamos cuidando! Ante toda la situación que estamos viviendo por el COVID-19, tenemos un doble trabajo: cuidarnos, y cuidar a los demás, mientras seguimos trabajando incansablemente por brindarle todos los servicios necesarios a nuestros niños. Por eso, hemos tomado rigurosamente todas las recomendaciones del Gobierno Nacional. Desde FANA los invitamos a seguir y respetar todos los protocolos elaborados para enfrentar esta crisis.

#FANA #FundaciónFana #Coronavirus #COVID19 #NiñezenColombia #Derechosdelosniños #FanaFoundation #Fundaciones #Colombia #CoronavirusEnColombia #PrevenciónCoronavirus

03/14/2020
Donna

Donna

Dear FANA Families,
As the global outbreak of COVID-19 has now reached pandemic status, on behalf of the Board of Families of FANA, we want to assure you that the health and safety of our FANA family is our top priority. The most important thing for us to do now is cancel the General Membership Meeting scheduled for Saturday, March 21.
With the intention of being able to be focus on safety first as well as meet the needs of our bylaws, the Board will be working on creating a comprehensive communication plan to share information to the membership that will include information about, but not limited to:
• General FANA Highlights
• Board Elections
• Annual Financial Review
• Committee Highlights
• Colombian Heritage Camp
• Fundraising Updates – Fun Run and Golf Classic Kick Off
As we and our communities face this uncharted territory, we ask for your patience as we put together an appropriate plan for the group.

Please watch for more details to follow over the next week or two.

Thank you for support and we wish you all the best and good health in this time of unrest.
Take care,
Paul Fuzak Chris and Margaret Smith
Executive Director Board Presidents
Families of FANA, WNY

We hope to see you at the Families of FANA General Membership Meeting on March 21!All FANA families and waiting families...
02/20/2020

We hope to see you at the Families of FANA General Membership Meeting on March 21!

All FANA families and waiting families are encouraged to attend. Check out your Febrero & Marzo La Hoja and watch your emails for details and RSVP info.

Felicidades FANA!
02/04/2020

Felicidades FANA!

Hoy nuestro corazón se llena de profunda alegría pues celebramos 48 años de trabajo por la niñez colombiana. ¡Estamos de Aniversario! ¡FANA 48 años de amor !

Today our heart is full of joy because we celebrate 48 years of work and love ! FANA 48th Anniversary!

We hope to see YOU there TOMORROW night! Tickets will be available at the door.
01/31/2020

We hope to see YOU there TOMORROW night! Tickets will be available at the door.

Families of FANA Members - Watch your emails for updates and links for Carnaval 2020!
01/18/2020

Families of FANA Members - Watch your emails for updates and links for Carnaval 2020!

Thank you for another year of family, friendship, and support! Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year!
12/31/2019

Thank you for another year of family, friendship, and support! Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Season's Greetings!
12/25/2019

Season's Greetings!

12/15/2019

¿Qué tal las hermosas manualidades navideñas realizadas por los niños y niñas de FANA?

Family of FANA members - your Diciembre 2019 & Enero 2020 La Hoja in the house. Read it all about up coming events, exci...
12/12/2019

Family of FANA members - your Diciembre 2019 & Enero 2020 La Hoja in the house. Read it all about up coming events, exciting REFERRAL news, and fun Colombian holiday traditions you can do with your families!

"It" has arrived--drive safe, WNY families!
12/11/2019

"It" has arrived--drive safe, WNY families!

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Happy Passover to some of our FANA families , too
Dear FANA Families, As the global outbreak of COVID-19 has now reached pandemic status, on behalf of the Board of Families of FANA, we want to assure you that the health and safety of our FANA family is our top priority. The most important thing for us to do now is cancel the General Membership Meeting scheduled for Saturday, March 21. With the intention of being able to be focus on safety first as well as meet the needs of our bylaws, the Board will be working on creating a comprehensive communication plan to share information to the membership that will include information about, but not limited to: • General FANA Highlights • Board Elections • Annual Financial Review • Committee Highlights • Colombian Heritage Camp • Fundraising Updates – Fun Run and Golf Classic Kick Off As we and our communities face this uncharted territory, we ask for your patience as we put together an appropriate plan for the group. Please watch for more details to follow over the next week or two. Thank you for support and we wish you all the best and good health in this time of unrest. Take care, Paul Fuzak Chris and Margaret Smith Executive Director Board Presidents Families of FANA, WNY
Look at what I saw while watching Most Buffalo on channel 2 #WGRZ the other day! Yay FANA! 💛💙❤️
Our family would like to attend the FANA Bisons game on 6/21/19. Grammy and Grammy (Marge and Rick Trzyzewski) will be in Buffalo and Phil and Jessica Trzyzewski and kids Canaan and Layla would like to go (6 all together). For some reason we do not get the FANA e-mails and cannot seem to access the e-mail to request tickets. Can someone help?? We'd really like to go! We won't be able to be in town for the golf tournament but would love to see everyone, and do this as a FANA family! Also we will have a donation for the auction. My phone is 716-816-8684
Great article about Colombia from the Washington Post.
Hello everyone, I was adopted through FANA as an infant. I was wondering if there was any sort of group for the adopted kids of FANA to connect. Maybe we could start something here. Since my adoption, I have lived on Long Island, N.Y. What about you?
Some of our members at FANA checking out Charlie's Playground 💙💙 FANA is Family❤️❤️