Rotary International

Rotary Youth Services Programs

Coaniquem BCF 

Coaniquem Burn Center Foundation

Coaniquem Burn
Coaniquem is a private non-profit institution founded in 1979. During all these years of work, we have assisted, totally free, in our rehabilitation centers, more than 80,000 children from Chile and the Americas. The objectives are: Integral rehabilitation of the burned child. Burns prevention. Professional training. The burns in the children require a long and expensive treatment. Until the child is fully grown, the scars threaten to contract and cause serious functional, aesthetic and psychological scarring.

Children from other countries are sent to Coaniquem by doctors in linked cities. Rotary clubs in the linked cities often pay costs of transportation. Currently, burned children are rehabilitated at Coaniquem in Santiago. Since September of 2003, they are also being treated in the new burn treatment center in Antofagasta, Chile.

It costs only $700 per year per child to provide the services needed for their rehabilitation. An additional $300 per year provides educational and social services. There are two ways you can participate. You can attend the Fiesta of the Americas fundraiser on October 3 or you or your club can "adopt a child" to help.

Chairperson: Ron Mazur, Dublin.

COANIQUEM BCF Burned Children Foundation Request for Charitable Support
A Gala Fund-raising event, Fiesta of the Americas, is being held Saturday, Oct 3, 2009 , 4 - 7 PM, at the restaurant La Mar in San Francisco. This event will feature a concert of classical guitar and vocalists, refreshments, and live and silent auctions. Money raised from the event will help fund the treatment of poor burned children from throughout South and Central America. (See COANIQUEM website at We anticipate an attendance of about 250 people at this event, representing many of the Latin countries benefiting from the burn program, as well as supporting members of Rotary International Clubs in the Bay Area.
We invite your support for our event, and thereby support for Coaniquem BCF, the American Foundation that contributes to the treatment center in Chile. Please consider any of the following as your contributions:
    *Sponsorship with special recognition at the event
        Gold- $2,000 (poster and program notice)
        Silver -$1,000 (program notice)
        Bronze -$500 (program notice)
    *Items of value for a charity drawing or silent auction (for example, airline tickets, vacation properties, art objects, your products or services, etc.)
    *Financial sponsorship of activities at the event -music food, entertainment
    *Purchase of tickets for the event @$75
    *Support of a year's treatment for one child @$700
    *Other creative contributions

Any contributions would be greatly appreciated. Coaniquem BCF is a registered 501(c)3 charitable foundation, so contributions would be tax- deductible in the U.S.  The Tax Identification number for Coaniquem BCF is 51-0381285.
Sponsorships and Contributions will be acknowledged in the event Program.
To respond to this request, or to obtain further information, please contact Director
Carolyn Schuetz
29 Palm Beach Lane
Alameda CA 94502
Phone: 510/769-9661
FAX: 510/769-6531 II
Thank you for your consideration!