Here’s just some of them flying from La Cruz to Bucerias – from a distance looking like festive lanterns. The beach outside of Karen’s Place is their main gathering, when the kites look like stranded jellyfish.
Although Bucerias starts to become the town under the spell of the Sleeping Beauty, it doesn’t mean the charity has to stop. In this month alone we have had:
1. The Harkness Institute students help out with beach cleaning. Their previous good works include turtle preservation work, raising funds for Manos de Amor, and for Children’s Cancer, and the winter season corn picking for the Tercera Edad seniors facility on the Canal Road.
2. The John Ozzello Memorial Food Bank have distributed 250 emergency dispensas to the people affected by flooding in March. This is in addition to the 295 families they support every month, and the Christmas packages.
3. Zachary Forget from La Fuente Church took food and bedding to families in San Vicente affected by a large fire.
4. The enormously successful Altruism Festival raised money for all participating charities including our Bucerias Rey Nayar library.
Andrea wants to learn the saxophone and Bucerias home owners organized a secondhand alto sax to be brought down from Canada. At the jam fundraiser held at Breakers’ Bar on Sunday a surprise presentation of the sax almost had her in tears.
It’s not hers to keep as it belongs to the orchestra, but she is the guardian and she truly treasures it. A great event with many musicians participating, it raised over 8,000 pesos. (See Vallarta Tribune May 28 issue).
Wish Lists will be updated for September, but basically they remain the same, and whichever charity you choose, all your donated items will be greatly appreciated. Keep an eye out for summer sales, yard sales and thrift store items – grab those bargains when you see them, we will easily direct you to the most appropriate recipients! Every little bit helps! Thank you!