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Soup Kitchen

Another visit to the soup kitchen on a Tues provided us with more information. Doña Celia, who is now the day to day leader came with Pinky, a local taxista who was helping to bring the food to the comedore. Tuesday the team does not cook as Eladio’s Restaurant in downtown Progreso donates prepared food every Tuesday and have been doing this for at least 4 years. Currently the soup kitchen serves 43 meals Mon-Fri to 16 families.  If the clients are not able to come for their meal then a neighbour will pick up the food and deliver it. Alvin (from the cruise ship) came with us to meet the staff.  He assisted with carrying your donations into the storage area and posed for photos with other community members present. ,Alvin, Pinky and Raoul Freezer Full Alvin and plomeria Did you know plomeria and flor de mayo are from the same family.  Alvin told us that in Hawaii the flowers from this tree are used for making leis, the welcome...
Cruise Ship Visit

Cruise Ship Visit

We had a delightful visit from Alvin who brought art supplies for the summer workshops as well as some other school supplies.  He and his wife Kathy visited back in 2015 so it was nice to see him again.  He also presented me with a copy of his book “Galveston Wharf Stories” in which he mentions the Food Bank.  Thanks so much Alvin.  But his visit did not stop at the Casa de a Cultura…see Soup Kitchen entry! Alvin with his book Chicxulub Food...
English in Chicxulub at Andres Quintana Roo

English in Chicxulub at Andres Quintana Roo

This program has been in place since 2009 when we officially began in both schools – Benito Juarez (BJ) in the morning and Andres Quintana Roo (AQR) in the afternoon. At that time there was a group of 17 volunteers who put together lesson plans and attended class at both schools. If was soon discovered that BJ was becoming a challenge to give the teachers time and space for the classes. In 2013 the focus of the classes was at AQR. And it continues today during the wnter season when the snowbirds are here. This year, 2018 there were enough volunteers to offer classes to grades 3-4-5 and 6 at AQR. Report from Susan: I would like to thank the staff for giving us the opportunity to work with their students. A big thank you to Mary, Karen, Ruth and Berri and their support group.  You made this program work.  Hope to see you all next year. Here are some photos...
April 2018 Dispensa

April 2018 Dispensa

Well here is another dispensa day in Chicxulub.  There was a terrific storm during the night and it is cloudy and dark to begin the day. A THANK YOU to all of you who donated your leftover food this season.  For the past few dispensas the families have received an “extra” something with their dispensas. We gathered at Capitan Flores, the restaurant in Chicxulub who has opened their doors to us every month on the 15th. Organizing our morning… Loading extras Edilberto sorting the tabs Wayne pitches in Ready for hampers THANK...
San Joachim Nursing Home

San Joachim Nursing Home

Another successfu and fun-filled season as come to an end. San Joachim looks very good thanks to the mens’ group and the residents are laughing and enjoying the visits from the exercise volunteers. From Duncan and the mens’ group. We continue to get the bed frames sanded and painted so that all the beds  in the main rooms are done. Our last official Tuesday this year will be March 20. That day, we will lock the tools and materials in one of the bodegas for safekeeping until next winter. We are hoping the ten new dressers for the women’s dorm will arrive this week. The new women’s bathroom has some sinks and fixtures installed, and much of the tile work has been done. The madre is making a list of projects for next year, and we should have a new to-do list soon. Behind bars More bars Final coat Ladies BR Much improved Always at it The group assisting with exercise group are also finished.  The final days were enjoyable ad residents inner talents were demonstrated. Favourite activity Looking forward to seeing everyone next season.  THANK...
Baseball Season

Baseball Season

What a fun time we had this season.  The kids learned some new skills, had fun, received hats and uniforms and the volunteers learned some baseball phrases. There were more fans making noise and the team clown made a few appearances. Kids received uniform pants, t-shirts and jerseys along with baseball caps.  When they played in their blue shirts they looked like mini Blue Jays! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME TO PLAY  ...