Hope House Home for Boys

The cards that I sell here in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico benefit the dental program for the boys at Hope House in the nearby village of Ixlahuacan. There are close to 30 boys at the home and many of them come to the home having received no dental treatment. If you live here at Lakeside and would like to order a quality, hand crafted card for a special occasion and help me contribute to this worthy cause, please e-mail me at bettyinchapala@yahoo.com Card price is 50 pesos; the entire sales price is donated to Hope House.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I'm Helping An Elementary Class in North Miami Beach, Florida

This is a repost of a blog from Ginger's House, where you can find free word art that can be downloaded from her blog. It is an appeal to help her elementary class in North Miami Beach, Florida that is pictured above. I'm sending a card from my hometown of Chapala, Mexico! Here is the link to her blog:  http://gingershouse.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-annual-begging-post.html
If you've read my blog for awhile you already know about the post card project I do every year and what a big hit it is with the kids, parents and other adults too.
I teach at a school that isn't in the best of neighborhoods and the kids have limited life experiences. They don't often travel outside of the neighborhood they live in. There is a whole world out there and it's beautiful and exciting and I am afraid that many of these children will never see much of it.
You can make a huge difference and help with our learning experience by sending us postcards from your hometown/state/vacation spot. We use the postcards to learn about areas outside of Miami. We locate the places on a map and discuss the best ways to travel there. We compare the similarities and differences. We check the weather. We talk about the fun things people do in the different places and the jobs they have. 

The kids love it when a new postcard arrives and the lady working in the office has fun reading them too. LOL! 

We'll be collecting postcards all year so there's no rush anytime you can send one would be great. Here's our address...

Ms. Brown's Class
Greynolds Park Elementary
1536 N.E. 179th Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33162

Want a chance to win a $5 gift certificate to Stuff to Scrap? Just make a post about our postcard project on your blog. You can put the address or just send your readers here. I'll also be linking to this post on twitter so you can retweet that for me too.

If you make a blog post or retweet, please come back here and leave a comment letting me know. Next Monday (September 5) I'll pick one person to get the Stuff to Scrap gift certificate.

Thanks for helping! You guys are the best!


Ginger said...

Thank you so much for reposting this and helping my class! If we can repay the favor in any way just let me know!

Sue W said...

How fabulous is this .........I have to find a postcard to send in......Shouldn't be too hard!

Colleen said...

This sounds like so much fun. It's an amazing and creative thing this teacher is doing. I will look for some post cards too.

Ginger said...

Betty, your blog post won the Stuff to Scrap gift certificate! I just need your email address and I'll get it to you. Congrats and thank you again!