St. Margaret’s Center was El Paso’s first orphanage, established in 1919 and founded by the grandparents of City Representative Ann Morgan Lily. In 1928, a second orphanage, Southwestern Children’s Home was established by parishioners from Trinity Methodist Church and built by the McKee family. The orphanages later merged to form what is now the El Paso Center for Children.
The center celebrates 90 years of caring for El Paso’s orphaned, homeless, runaway, abused, and neglected children with a moving narrative of the children’s lives. Local authors Donna Munch, Shirley Fouts, and Sandy Rioux have come together to write A Chance for Every Child: A History of the El Paso Center for Children. The book chronicles El Paso history, and how laws and costs for the care and treatment of children have changed in the U.S.
Join us for this special book signing.
Saturday, March 14 @ 4 p.m.