We received an email from a family who would be travelling to La Paz for Christmas. They wanted to help make Christmas special for a Mexican family in need. On December 24, the two families met and told each other a little about their lives. The children received gifts – dolls, soccer balls and clothing – and the parents, food. Both families departed feeling very blessed for this opportunity to be involved in each other’s lives, if only for a few minutes. More photos here.
We met this little boy when we were handing out blankets. It was a cool, windy day, too cold to be out barefooted but that’s how this little boy was walking. We asked his mom what happened to his shoes and she replied that what he had were no longer wearable. It was a no-brainer. The boy needed shoes; our charity is in the business of helping. We went out to one of the many shoe stores in La Paz that carries every size, colour and style imaginable, found him a pair of sneakers and made one boy, and mom, very happy. Who doesn’t love new shoes?
Making Lives Better
Magui is one of our scholarship students, who does her community service in our After School program, where kids in the community come to play games, draw, read, do homework, and just be silly…which kids are really good at!
The scholarship students must do four hours a month at whatever they choose. This school year, they have been volunteering at the After School program, their church, their school, and government agencies.
Heading Back to School