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CAPP Volunteers

CAPP Volunteers

The students are enjoying their Sunday morning time with the kids on the beach. First are the warm-up and enrgizing activities then the talk. As you know we have had a number of interesting topics beginning with Aracely and marine life followed by Sam and the good and bad internet usage and purpose. We had a week off as the students helped with data gathering for the new data base being constructed by Kurt. Following a beach cleanup Aaron talked about the concept of saving money and Luis will enhance the topic with a presentation of saving and setting...
November Dispensa

November Dispensa

This month is the beginning of  our 11th year:  The Food Bank began operating  in 2005 and it is because each of you that it has been a success. And what a few days it has been! The packaging of the dispensas on the 14th saw a number of familiar faces and a few new ones who came out to pack the bags and the place was alive with enthusiasm and laughter.   There was no grand celebration but more of the same.  Thanks to a donation, each family received a reusable bag to pick up the dispensa.  On the 15th, our 4 CAPP students came and helped complete the data gathering on the families for the new data base Kurt is developing. We even had a horse come through our path that day!    Have a look at the families as they picked up their...

October Dispensa

Feels good to be home and involved with  the Food Bank.  It is obvious that the program goes on with or without me and for that I am pleased.  The groceries arrived on time with our two men from Duna Sosa delivering the two dollies loaded with supplies.  The team was there and made short work of preparing the 70 bags for tomorrow. It sure is different to see the streets around the Food Bank paved and looking “grown-up”. This morning was a grey and wet day and the foks who came for their dispensas were anxious to come and go very quickly. It was fun to see everyone again and catch up on some of the events.  However as you will note, my camera did not take the photos I thought it had…so not many photos… Paved streets Help from Duna Sosa Kay’s helper Grey morning New idea for this season….whenever we have an event or Muelle Market please consider bringing a bag (900 gms) of beans or rice to add to the donation.  It will help us keep the costs in...

San Joachin Nursing Home

Although usually things slow down over the summer months, this year was different.  Mary the activity worker continued to  volunteer her time to work with the residents with a variety of activities.  From Mary: The summer has been some what difficult for some of our regulars to the exercise group. There has been a general decline in functioning, reducing the size of the group. However there is a core group of ladies who have produced over a dozen  projects for the children’s hospital this summer. Look at what our residents are doing over the summer under the direction of Mary…         This upcoming season will be an exciting one with new young volunteers from Kitty’s  CAPP (The Career Advancement Program fo Progreso) choosing to join us.  Watch for more news as time goes...
Chicxulub Food Bank – Cruise Ship Visit

Chicxulub Food Bank – Cruise Ship Visit

I began writing this article and published it in April but there have been more changes with the passage of time so decided to do it again with the revisions. This program has been in place since 2007 and is open to any interested folks coming to Progreso on any cruise ship who are interested in making a difference in the lives of people in Chicxulub. The process begins with receiving an email from an interested person and the planning begins. The groups tell me what they wish to do and have at least  4 choices: 1. About 3 hours and includes me meeting the group at the bus shuttle and travelling to Chicxulub, visiting Benito Juarez elementary school and doing a tour of the village; 2. Only pick-up of donation has me meeting the group at the bus shuttle and accepting their donations; 3. Delivery of donation either to me or a predetermined location in Progreso; 4. Includes a quick visit to the school and off to other activity. Donations may include school supplies and/or other donations that are used in other programs with the Food Bank like Christmas wrap and wool for the knitting program. On average, about 10-15 groups visit every year and mostly in Jan-Feb and March. As this program grows, changes have been implemented. With the shuttle service drop-off point being in 2 locations it is more of a challenge to know where the passengers are but most often I meet them at the Autoprogreso bus terminal.  If you happen to end up at the other site, we can find one another as it...