Food Hamper Delivery
Three pick up trucks packed to the gills headed out to Vista Hermosa to hand out 218 food hampers to very gracious and grateful families.
First, we had to follow the grader who opened the main road just for us and then we went street by street to meet large and small families, single moms and the elderly.
Our volunteers handed out about 100 candy canes and a ton of Hershey kisses. Happiness and sugar highs all around! Thanks to a generous donor, numerous 4 year old children left with a Christmas toy and a big smile. It was an amazing time meeting families, knowing that each and every one will have food on their table for Christmas. Thank you to all who donated to this special project. More photos here.
Our Future Leaders
Even the cold, brisk wind didn’t stop the scholarship families from attending our annual Christmas fiesta to celebrate a job well done by our volunteers and the hard work of our scholarship students, the future leaders of Mexico. It was a fun evening of cake and gifts – a food hamper and bag of assorted creams, lotions and shampoo for the moms, and a small gift certificate for clothing for each scholarship student.
One of our scholarship student’s sponsors visiting La Paz made a surprise visit to their student and joined in on the festivities.
Our sponsors are the backbone of our scholarship program. Without their support, some students wouldn’t have the financial resources to finish all twelve years of school. When the sponsors and students meet, gratitude flows both ways. It was a touching moment for Carol Ann and Dave, when they met up with their student and
family. The family was thrilled. We were, too!
Children’s Christmas Fiesta
Over one hundred eager children attended our annual Christmas fiesta where they vigourously and enthusiastically participated in five games: Pie Face, catch the flag, musical chairs, statues and a blindfold game.
Now that they were totally worn out, thirsty and hungry, we treated them to cake and a delicious, thirst-quenching drink called Jamaica (ha-my-ka) made from dried hibuscus leaves, while they anxiously waited for a gift: dolls, soccer balls, baseballs and backpacks donated by clients of Tailhunter International Sportfishing, girls’ blouses and dresses from the US company Justice, and a bag stuffed with candies.
There could never be enough gratitude to thank everyone involved who made this fiesta a success. We couldn’t have pulled this off without their help. More photos here.