Kathy Perkins, a resident of La Paz, mentioned our charity to her sister in California who put out a call for donations to people in her professional network. Kathy drove down with a van stuffed to the gills with ten boxes of clothing, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, towels, shoes, toiletries, jackets, scarves, toys and school supplies. With the money donated, Kathy bought 20 pillows and eight more blankets.
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Soccer, The Sport That Never Ends
Soccer is to Mexico what hockey is to Canada. Once children get their hands on a soccer ball, the game is on. The sport is so popular that when a Mexican team wins a big game, hundreds of cars in La Paz head to the street by the beach, driving back and forth, back and forth, with kids hanging out windows and sunroofs, swinging large Mexican flags swaying to the music blaring, and bass thumping at sonic-boom level, out of the speakers attached to the car, competing with the robust noise from the blasting of car horns. Noise pollution, you’re wondering? More like acoustic terrorism!
The balls were from Sport Check (West Vancouver) courtesy of Bruce and the clothing from Michael Ahmed of West Van Barbers who supplies soccer gear to children all over the globe. Who knows? Maybe one day one of these kids will live the dream of being a professional player in Mexico!