Home of the Food Bank

Remember to be in touch if you have anything for the Food Bank.  Call either Carmita or me so we can be there for you. Again lots of happenings in the upstairs area  for Las Mujeres de Chicxulub.  Tables have been built, stained and varnished for the seamstresses. Glynes spent much time in preparing the tables. Toys from the Heart, a local group of women who are working with Nola have donated 50 sock dolls for Santa to give the kids.  And I must say all children loved their gifts!   Dario y Karol have done assessments with the kids in 1st and 2nd grades. Prepping for...

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“Pig Beach”, the first tobacco-free public beach in Yucatán The mayor of Progreso, Julián Zacarías Curi, accompanied by municipal health and ecological police personnel, received the certification of a smoke-free site and cigarette butts from the person in charge of the National Tobacco Control Office from Conadic, Diana López Gómez, thus becoming the first beach at the state level to receive this certification.   For his part, Arsenio Rosado Franco, Technical Secretary and Commissioner of the State Council Against Addictions of the Ministry of Health of Yucatán, pointed out that this certificate marks a step in the right direction to continue in the battle against addictions, at the same time as It is also paid for the care of the environment, since by eliminating the use of cigarettes in the area, it collaborates with public health and ecological issues. Meanwhile, Zacarías Curi thanked his work team for the commitment they put into each of the projects, which are reflected in obtaining this type of certification, which demonstrate the hard work carried out every day. The mayor celebrated having the first beach in the state with this certification, which not only seeks to continue putting Progreso in the eyes of the world, but also seeks to contribute to the well-being of citizens so that they can be found on clean, safe beaches with a optimal environment. Progreso, Yucatán, (December 01, 2021).– From this Friday, December 5th, the general public will be able to enter the Progreso fiscal pier to see “ Sunsets at sea ”.  The Progreso National Port System Administration organizes this activity that was carried out before the pandemic and will resume this Friday at 4:00 in...

December Dispensa

What a fun morning we had on the 15th.  A combination dispensa, Santa visit and hamper dispersal.  And Jody was there to participate along with Kay and Glynes.  Milo and Carmita and Dario, Angel y Manuel, youth volunteers were the  mainstay of the group! With a loud HOHOHO Santa visited with each family and sat for photos.  It was a fun time for all. Milo, Santa, Angel y Manuel The...

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New Certified CURP Document for Mexicoby yucalandiaOct. 27, 2021” Certificada CURP “There’s a new document (shown below) for pretty much everyone in Mexico, (except tourists). This new CURP is also for foreigners who have interactions & activities with our Mexican govt, including INM. This new document is designed to giver greater control of personal data, and is now being required for many activities we have with the Mexican govt., including the INM, Registro Civil offices, and SAT-Hacienda tax activities.Why a new “CURP Certificate”?The old CURP numbers & records have been plagued with a combination of errors in the personal data, and too many individuals having 2 or more CURP numbers assigned to them. As a result, our National Population Registry (RENAPO) is unifying all of the personal data they have on each of us under a single Certified CURP.How do you get your Certified CURP?1. Go to gob.mx/curp2. Select the option “CURP”or fill in your personal data.3. Click on the “search” button.Your CURP data will appear on the screen.4. On this screen, click gives you the option to “Print Official Document”This automatically issues your new Certified CURP – aka CURP Certificate, including your new QR code …What if you choose to not get your Certified CURP?The normal CURPs will continue to be an accepted official document, but choosing to not get on means that many government processes will take you longer, because our government’s new internal procedures require a Certified CURP – meaning delays while they pull up & generate one, that’s good for just that one action.*      *      *      *Feel free to copy while...

Home of the Food Bank

Things have been busy at the house thanks to volunteers and their mission visits and self defence classes. The classes are for ages 6 to 10 with 2 groups.  The class trainer,Sophia is a youth volunteer who is learning physiotherapy and has a passion for working with the young folks. On the 30th of October a group of youth volunteers went on a mission to  to visit Yaxhachen and Xkobehaltun both in Oxcutzcab and then continued on to Yakhachen and Pozo Verde. Watch for a longer report next...

When Returning

A reminder for those returning:  anything you wish to leave for the food bank please remember the new address. Calle 23 x 24 y 14 y 12.  If you like, call Carmita or me to meet you at the house. Again the house has been busy with all kinds of activities!! Tables have been constructed and stained for use on the to floor by Las Mujeres de Chicxulub. Milo has been working on them and Glenys painted and stained them. While downstairs Kay was busy cleaning and sorting items for the bodega. We even opened for a short time to have a bazar and did it again the following week!! Behind Kay you can see some of the Christmas hampers we have done! This young lady, Sophia who is taking Physiotherapy is also interested in teaching the kids self defense. You may remember we had a young man a number of years ago doing the similar training. She has a group of young...