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, December 11, 2012

Candy for Kids

Just wanted to give you a glimpse of my latest project. We will be going again (along with other friends) to the nearby village of Mezcala to distribute food bags and toys this Christmas. I have been saving toilet tissue rolls for more than a year and have filled them all with candy (you should have seen the 11 pound bag of candy that I bought at Costco). I wrapped them up pretty, and have enough to bring a big smile to 100 faces when I hand them out!! Can't wait!! We were so blessed by doing the food distribution last year to 50 families, and with the addition of some more couples to contribute, we're hoping to have 75 bags this year.

I also had a chat with a right jolly old elf, Santa himself, last week.............

Hope your Christmas preparations are going smoothly,


Olga said...

Fantastic picture, hope you are being good so Santa will come see ya!

Selma said...

What a great project and I love that picture of you with Santa. Merry Christmas.

Colleen said...

What another wonderful heart warming story. I love to hear all the great things going on this time of year. Saving all the toilet tissue rolls would have driven me crazy and if I did manage to do it I would not be able to find them. LOL
You and Santa look great I'm sure he values all the help you provide this time of year.
PS I hope your card comes before Christmas this year.

Janice M said...

Your sure to bring Big Smiles to lots of Children this year! Merry Christmas!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

Hey now that is the best use for those empty tp rolls!
What a blessing...
You look wonderful...hug for Santa (-:

Sue W said...

Would you believe I spent a day with my sewing group stitching Bon bons to fill with candy last week! Ours are for a Hospital in Sydney! Great work Betty and I too love your picture with Santa!

Myrna said...

I don't know how I missed this post but aren't those wee guys going to enjoy these.
It will take them only a second to undo all your hard work. :)