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.
As the house where we wanted to drive to (to organize the donations) was on a road closed for construction, we grabbed some kids off the street and a young father to help us load the dolly and carry heavy bags.
A few days later, we loaded everything onto a truck and street by street, we set up tables and distributed the donations. Visitors are always curious how we notify families that there will be a distribution. They are surprised to hear we rarely notify anyone. There seems to be something in the air, like an invisible telephone wire, that does the notification. The key is to have a car stopped on a street with the trunk open. Within seconds, people flock. No time spent on emails, phone calls, texting or task groups. Zero headaches and no endless telephone conversations. Can life be much simpler? Click here and here for more photos.