Four years after Miguel A. Torres laid the first stone on December 6, the new shelter was inaugurated for 64 girls from the Casa Hogar Alegría NGO, which is located in Guadalajara, Mexico, and in which the Torres Family Foundation has collaborated.
Mireia Torres, president of the Foundation, attended the inauguration, which was chaired by Carmen Villarreal and Humberto Murrieta, representatives of Casa Hogar Alegría. Also in attendance were members of Bodegas La Negrita, distributor and partner of the Torres Family in Mexico – Rodolfo González, Gabriela Ramírez, Ceci Díaz de Leon, Eduardo Rodríguez and Jaime Costa – as well as representatives from the other benefactor foundations – Maestro Cares Foundation, the Telmex Foundation – Telcel, Corporativa de Fundaciones, Casa San Matías, Acesta and Construlita Luminaire.
Casa Hogar Alegría is a non-profit making association founded by three friends in 1997, aware of the huge needs of the childhood population, in particular vulnerable girls on the streets of Mexico. Its purpose is to transform the lives of girls in vulnerable situations who lack family care and to provide them with comprehensive training to ensure their social and workplace integration in the future. They started by renting a house where 8 girls lived and today they have two offices in Toluca, with capacity to serve 120 girls and young women, and another in Tlajomulco, Jalisco, which serves 64 girls and young women, in addition to the newly opened house in Guadalajara.
Since its creation in 1986, the Torres Family Foundation has cooperated with numerous social projects in countries around the world. Ever since the year 2000, it has been particularly focusing on projects to help children.