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Help From The Community

Help From The Community

I do apologize to Lynn and Sue for omitting their work for Las Mujeres de Chicxulub. Sue and I started this project to make bread bags to reduce plastic and help raise money for this group. Thanks to Sue and Lynn who worked with Patricia Cervera Fernandez and her friends in creating a recycled bread bag and donated the funds raised 1120 pesos to the Food Bank. Patricia also donated a sewing machine to Las Mujeres de Chicxulub while Lynn and Sue left Las Mujeres with fabric to make more bags. John Sue Power presenting Carmita head of Mujeres de Chicxulub, part of Chicxulub Foodbank with a sewing machine donated from Patricia Cervera Fernandez and all her friends who supported this project and materials we gave them. This was a project that Sue and I started now it is for them to make bread bags to reduce plastic and help raise money for this group. La Reina bakery in ChixA happy customerDonation from Patricia Fernandez and friends Thanks to Marge who made a generous donation of 25 pairs of slippers with grip bottoms for the residents of the San Joachin Albergue. They will have warm feet during the cool...
May 2019 Dispensa

May 2019 Dispensa

Time is flying and here it is the end of May.  What a good month it has been.  The weather has become hotter but the wind continues to blow.  It is cooler here than in Merida! The May dispensa went well with most folks arriving on time.  Our number of volunteers are down but all still went well. We had 3 young folks help bring the supplies from Carmita’s to Capitan Flores. We needed some strong arms to help. Also our youngest volunteer, Lina was handing out the dispensas and detergent to the clients. Lina has been volunteering with us since she was 8 months old. She is doing a fine job. Lina with #1Helpers with musclesBeginningOnslaughtReadyJody with Duna Sosa...

Soup Kitchen Gardens

Barb and I have been volunteering at the soup kitchen garden once a week since December of this winter, doing some weeding, watering, raking and fertilizing! It’s been amazing. There has been a good group of expat volunteers, and in November when they first took over the garden under the guidance of Karen and Francois Cloutier, there was apparently just a jungle that had completely overrun a garden that had been in use until about 2 years ago. We were fortunate enough to have some partially raised garden beds, a volunteer bought one pump and donated a new drip system, and then a second person bought a second pump to help us with the watering. We also had hoses, plants, pots, chicken manure and tools donated by various volunteers and supporters. In very short order, the whole area was trimmed, weeded, soil put down and then seeds, and some starter plants planted! Now, 5 months later, there have been abundant crops of such things as tomatoes, perennial everbearing spinach, cilantro, onions, garlic, peppers, cabbage, carrots, chayote, lettuce, watermelon, squash, beans and even corn! We are learning that several of the things we have planted are not what the ladies will use in the soup kitchen, so this will need to evolve over time, and the group is working on it, but once it is fine tuned, the basics will be wonderful to be able to provide and hopefully save them money in the long run. We have volunteers going in 6 days/week to water, weed and keep things growing.  See photos We are also very blessed to have a...

Bingo Last Hurrah

What an incredible season this bingo was!! We enjoyed 6 sessions of bingo every 2nd and 4th Wed of the month from January to March…this was a first. Attendance was very good and thank you to all who attended. The amazing team of Jackie, Karen, Lorraine, Austin, Kathy, Pauline,Bev and of course our great photographer Wayne did a wonderful job. La Antigua and staff worked well with us and helped us make the hours fly by!! Thanks to Esau and Erik for their attention to detail. These are the last of the photos for this season. Hope to see you next season. These are the last of the photos for this season. BettyCathyChristineDennisJo AnnKathyLinda TLindaPauletteRachelRebeccaSaved the dayWayneCarlos,Pauline and KathyKaren y JackieGroup of playersWinningest table Hope to see you next...

April Dispensa

Well the weather has finally co-operated for the most part. Spring is in the air and the winds have gone down a bit. It was a  nice morning with sunshine to make the day pleasant.  We got the bags ready and began at  0915. As you can see from the photos there was lots of smiles and buenos...

Home for The Food Bank

Well it has finally begun!  Carmta received the permisos for the construction of the new home for Las Mujeres de Chicxulub and the Chicxulub Food Bank.  We are excited and looking forward to when we can move things “home.” Here are some photos of the site as it is now. Use your imagination as you look at...