Promoting the overall
development of children
About Lar Do Caminho
LAR DO CAMINHO USA is a fully registered public charity located in Miami, and incorporated in
the state of Florida as an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) non-taxable entity. Our mission is to raise
funds for Lar do Caminho, an orphanage founded in Brazil in 1974 for the benefit of children whose
families are unable to provide adequate childcare. The children are entrusted to the organization by
court order. They are given not just shelter and basic needs, but are ensured a broad education,
emphasizing character-building. We invest in the children’s potential by helping them to recover their
Lar do Caminho promotes the overall development of children at risk, throughout their formative years, and assures that they become fully and positively integrated into society.
Over its 42 years, Lar do Caminho has emphasized a holistic approach to child rearing. The institution focuses on each child’s academic, physical, motor and intellectual development as well as their social interaction: concentrating on affection and friendship. The lives of over 600 children have benefited from this extraordinary program.
President - Patricia S. Zottolo
Vice-President - Gabriela Cheli
Treasurer - Patricia Salles
Secretary - Alexander Christiani