Family members: Our relatives include all the lovely people who have a warm heart for “Familia ESTÁ” and support us in whatever way they can; such as our;
donors, members and volunteers.


DONORS

We are a non-profit organization. This means that every euro received goes 100% to ESTÁ and its guests / members. Your financial contribution is spent on:

* Support to children with special care / attention needs and their families.
* The realization of a joint workplace in the future for people with intellectual disabilities, autism and / or other care needs
* The orientation of our team of volunteers
*The maintenance and use of the site and facilities
* The realization of new objects and game facilities.
* To organize other activities, information, open days, advertising, etc.

New is the possibility to become an honorary member.  With a one-time payment of € 100, you are an honorary member for 5 years without the obligation to renew your membership every year!
Send us an Whatsapp / Signal / Telegram message stating that you want to be an honorary member and further details such as: your name and surname, your passport or personal number (DNI or NIE), also the city and country in which you live.

Our own fundraiser consists of hosting “ESTÁ Day” pizza parties, the annual Olive Oil Drive, donation boxes at local retailers and the offering of our facilities for various activities and membership recruitment.

Our bank account number is: La Caixa Bank ES42 2100 2505 0102 1010 9994 attn. Asociación Proyecto ESTÁ. (Thank you very much for your contribution!)
Please, please mention your name + Whatsapp phone number or email address, we would like to send you a personal thank you message. For anonymous donors, thanks a lot!

You can also donate through PayPal; info@familiaesta.org

VOLUNTEERS

We are very grateful for the indispensable contribution of the volunteers. Without volunteers, the support we provide during the guests / members stay would become prohibitive. And the vacation spot and facilities certainly wouldn’t look like this without your help! Therefore, we are always looking for people who want to use their qualities for ESTÁ.

Do you feel connected to our vision? Can you, on a regular basis or even for a short or longer period of time work with us or contribute independently? Then you are welcome! This can also be done, for example, during our super fun volunteer and usually  very creative Volunteer Days.  Be sure to bring your will to express freely your own ideas, too!
*Do you have green fingers? Then come and help us with the gardening work based on permaculture (orchard, flower, herb and meditation garden, nature walks, etc.).
*You like going out? Come walk with Juanjo or the guests
*Do you want to enjoy cooking or are you a chef? Provide vegetarian meals and healthy delicacies for guests and visitors with us.
*Do you have your own specialty that you want to share? Let us know! Activities that are creative, therapeutic, cultural or spiritual such as meditation, yoga, massages, mantras, channeling, shamanism, homeopathy, anthroposophy, dance, music, etc. are always welcome!
*Do you want to show us your creativity and like to build? Then come and help us with the maintenance, construction and creation of more art and play objects.

For more information or to enroll in our team of volunteers (permanent), contact Paulina, phone number / Whatsapp: (0034) 699040867

From our perspective, we ask the volunteers not to smoke, not to consume alcohol or other stimulants in the presence of children and their families.

MEMBERS

You can also support us by becoming a member of our association.  For € 25 per year, you and the members of your family are welcome to organize your own “ESTÁ day” here and enjoy our facilities.

* Come enjoy the children’s playground, the swimming pools, the Flamenco cCaravan, the bar and the terrace, the large and small stage for theater, music, yoga, dance and other activities.
* Come with your children, family and friends and bring your own picnic.
* Host your own party here like birthdays and pizza parties …
* Use our facilities to organize courses, work meetings, workshops, …

If you want to organize parties, activities, courses, etc. for several people, we ask you for an extra contribution in the form of a donation.
If you come alone with your family to enjoy the playground, etc., you are very welcome during the entire membership year.
It is important to make an appointment in advance so that you can enjoy our unique place alone with your family, free of Covid worries and therefore the freedom from wearing a mask.

“And now, a word from some of our *Family*Members”

Gonny & Wim Klein Schiphorst (Paulina’s parents and donors from the beginning)
We have watched Paulina’s idea, enthusiasm and commitment to growth and achievement for more than 20 years.
Needless to say, we fully support her plans, which have already largely been realized and we were able to experience this during our most recent visit.
We will provide and continue to provide support wherever possible, including in the future.
We are proud of what you have already accomplished!

Isabel Ramiro socia and donor of her advice and experience. 
I am a child psychologist, special education teacher, and adoptive mother of a child with Tourette syndrome, ADHD, and intellectual disability. Coincidentally the little biological brother of Juanjo, son of Paulina. This makes our families connected through love for our children and the fact that we have both made the same decision to bring a child with a disability into our homes. From the beginning I have been involved in Familia ESTÁ where children and young people with autism and / or intellectual disabilities are also welcome in a healthy, free and creative environment…. the dream of creating a space where they can stay, with respect for the person. Where the importance of being happy comes first, both for the participants and for the supervisors and volunteers. Together we work on the beginning of the project and its objective. I helped with the Spanish language, my professional knowledge and sharing Paulina’s dream.

Jose Fernandez Esteban (employee, volunteer, socio)
My relationship with this association began in 2015. 
I got involved for the construction work, leading the renovation. I joined the association as a volunteer.

Now I consider myself a member of this family.
I have several maintenance activities, but above all I am very lucky to work with Juanjo.


Águeda
(employee and socia)

I live with my husband and my daughter very close to Paulina.
I am very happy and grateful to work at Familia ESTÁ.
I have a lot of fun, and I like diversity at work.
It is a great opportunity to meet children like Juanjo.
I love nature and its animals that I help through the Nomaypa Association (@nomaypa). https://www.facebook.com/nomaypa.alpujarra


Laura and Jesse Verboom
(soci@s, volunteers,  relatives)
We have 3 children together. We met Juanjo and Paulina in 2013. With enthusiasm, Paulina shared with us her vision for the near future. From that moment on, we expected a possible collaboration. In 2015 we became neighbors and this cooperation began to take more concrete forms. Since 2016 Jesse has worked as Juanjo’s personal advisor and Laura was also involved in personal counseling. We also provide systemic support to families and individual support to children, youth and adults. The cooperation became more intense, the association expanded and we changed the name of the association to “ESTÁ Family”. Together with Paulina and many others, we work on everything that involves the organization of the association’s activities.We moved to the Netherlands in the fall of 2019. Our connection with the Familia ESTÁ association remains. We are available on request for vacation therapies in Spain, of which the first steps and knowledge are already being taken in Holland.

Theo and Ineke (volunteers and soci@s)
In 2008 we came to live in the Alpujarras, not far from Paulina.
For a few years we have participated as volunteers with Familia ESTÁ.
Every month we come to the volunteer day. This is always a very useful, fun and enjoyable day.
Very nice things are done. A great opportunity to be creative together.
It’s good to be a member of this family!

Castaña, Kevin & Alma (Members & Relatives)
Raising our child in the Alpujarras has been the best decision for our family.  Having grown up here herself, Castana knew what ways we would all benefit as a family, as well as individuals.  As teachers for a combination of 20+ years, our plan was to begin a playgroup or a school once Alma became older.  Little did we know that our dream location was just around the corner in Cerro Negro.  We met Paulina and instantly we knew that we would fit together like a puzzle.  Paulina has been open to combining our visions at Familia ESTA, and we feel so blessed to know that we are all here for each other.  The children and families are amazed with the space we share, and the opportunities for growth and development.  Paulina makes an effort to meet every new family who wants to know more about our project.  Thank you Paulina for the gift you share with us and other families in the Alpujarras!  For more information about Proyecto Espiral, please visit our FaceBook page, “Somos Espiral”. 

Charley Werff (socia and donor through professional photos for the website and philosophical moments with the children)
My partner and I moved to Orgiva in 2016. Once here, I soon met Paulina. She told me what she was doing with her association. I told Paulina what it can mean for her to philosophize with children. She gladly accepted this offer. Philosopher through play and reading. The first thing is amazement and curiosity about what things mean, humor is also very important in philosophizing. Philosophizing is not wrong or right, listen carefully to what the other says and continue with it.
Rejecting what someone says or does is out of the question.
I have a lot of material to work with. After 20 years working as a primary and secondary school teacher as philosophizing with young people.
I returned to the profession of photographer and now I am a member of the Artist Network Alpujara A.N.A

Jose Antonio Hidalgo Carrillo
I am a technical architect and surveyor and I run an architecture studio in Órgiva. I have known Paulina since 2001. During that time we worked together on various projects, which resulted in our great friendship. When Paulina told me about her idea, I did not hesitate for a moment to participate in this wonderful project. All employees involved in the development of this association are committed without expecting anything in return. Everyone who works on this project feels that way. When I got involved, it was about helping launch Paulina’s initiative. There was still a long way to go, challenges to overcome, but it was really worth it. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this project, which is ultimately a great Family!

Debbie, Ronald, Ramon and Kristel (donors to our brochures and car advertising https://bejodruk.nl/)

We have been coming to Paulina for years during the summer holidays and we are always amazed at how much has changed on the site. Always fulfilling the wishes of Familia ESTÁ. Everyone feels welcome here and can enjoy the positivity and energy that Paulina radiates. Our son (then 17 years old) went on vacation with 2 friends in 2015 with Paulina, doing odd jobs in the morning and then enjoying the pool and the beautiful surroundings. They had a great time and contributed to this good initiative.

Castana, Kevin and Alma (Proyecto Espiral)
Raising our child in the Alpujarras has been the best decision for our family.  Having grown up here herself, Castana knew what ways we would all benefit as a family, as well as individuals.  As teachers for a combination of 20+ years, our plan was to begin a playgroup or a school once Alma became older.  Little did we know that our dream location was just around the corner in Cerro Negro.  We met Paulina and instantly we knew that we would fit together like a puzzle.  Paulina has been open to combining our visions at Familia ESTA, and we feel so blessed to know that we are all here for each other.  The children and families are amazed with the space we share, and the opportunities for growth and development.  Paulina makes an effort to meet every new family who wants to know more about our project.  Thank you Paulina for the gift you share with us and other families in the Alpujarras!  For more information about Proyecto Espiral, please visit our FaceBook page, “Somos Espiral”. 

For more information you can call / Whatsapp with Paulina at 0034 699040867. Or send an e-mail to info@familiaesta.org
For donations; Caixa Bank; ES42 2100 2505 0102 1010 9994 in the name of; Asociación Proyecto ESTÁ
Please mention your name + Whatsapp phone number or email address, we would like to send you a personal thank you!. For anonymous donors, we thank you very much!