The letter that tugged the most in my heart was from Axel which just wanted to have a belt to hold up his pants. If you would like to sponsor a child’s Christmas gift which in Mexico is celebrated on Kings Day the 6th of January. You can donate via the web to Carol’s Rice and Beans and Carol while happens to be in if Santa’s elves will make it happen.
Donations from the new President of DIF (Department of Development of Family)
Even though Lizette Tapia (the new Meyer’s wife and future President of the DIF as of 1 October 2018) has not officially taken office yet she is already visiting in the community and making donations where there is a need. I am impressed! She sent backpacks and school supplies to Casa Para Ninos where all the students are low income and high achievers.
Explore this website to learn more about Por los Niños de Zihuatanejo.
The foundation Anímate a Estudiar donated 60 backpacks to our kids at Casa Para Ninos. The kids who attend CPN are all low income but have very good grades 85% average or better.
La fundación Anímate a Estudiar donó 60 mochilas para nuestros niños de Casa para Niños. Todos los alumnos son de escasos recursos pero tienen excelentes calificaciones con promedios de 85% o mejores.
You can also help by bringing school supplies or for making a donation so we buy them.
Our Southern Oregon Rotary Clubs, in partnership with the Ixtapa Rotary Club, have been awarded a $13,751.usd grant to provide furnishings for our La Joya primary school, “Bicentenario de la Revoluciòn”. The grant will be utilized to purchase nearly 100 school desks, 9 white boards, 9 large enclosed bookcases, 9 teacher’s desks & chairs, 18 fans, 18 light fixtures, and a public address system. The fund-raising drive was led by our good friend of the children, Jim Darrow, a member of the Sutherlin, Oregon Rotary Club. This is the second grant Jim has successfully acquired for the La Joya school.
Por Los Niños is currently building three new classrooms at the school in partnership with the City of Zihuatanejo, for a total of nine classrooms. The school expects to welcome approximately 234 bright-eyed young scholars for the Autumn 2013 enrollment.
Austin is a member of a volunteer group from Springdale, Arkansas that visits Zihuatanejo during the Summer season to put the finishing touches on our newly-built classrooms. They install lights and fans; paint the buildings inside and out; and landscape the grounds with patios and flowering plants. This church group, led by Rotarian Chris Weiser, personifies the hard-working, can-do spirit we have come to expect from our compassionate volunteers.
Austin was touched by the plight of Zihuatanejo’s impoverished children and has decided to take his volunteerism to the next step. He has committed to raising the approximately $21,000.usd necessary to purchase the building materials for the new school and bathroom. The City of Zihuatanejo, and the parents of the children, will provide the construction labor.
This year, at the Sailfest 2013 wrap-up party, Austin presented a $7,000. check to the organizing committee; the first installment toward fulfilling his dream. He estimates it will take him two more years to complete his project. Austin earns these funds selling “Austin’s Fun Snow” at trade shows, and by donating his personal savings to his cause.
Austin is eight-years-old.