Tag Archives: Philanthropy

The Tierra Blanca Project

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By Michael Richards

Michael (Spike) Richards and Joy Lancaster Warden from Calgary,supporters of live music, and lovers of our local paradise, have started The Tierra Blanca Project. The long term goal of the project is to fund, build and equip a remote school for eighty elementary students, a clinic, a community kitchen, sanitary facilities, and residence for the teachers. In the fall of 2013, construction of the new school will be underway. It will have geographic challenges, and logistical hurdles as transportation of building materials is difficult in this remote area. Continue reading The Tierra Blanca Project

Canadian Friends of Oaxaca

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By Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D.

For decades, both Americans and Canadians have been supporting efforts to provide young Oaxacans with improved education; donating not only their time and expertise, but also books and related educational resources, food and clothing to make attending school easier for children of families with very limited resources, and cash. But while US taxpayers have been able to deduct donations to certain registered Mexican charities from their income, Canadians have not. Finally change is in the wind, as a result of CANFRO, Canadian Friends of Oaxaca Inc. Continue reading Canadian Friends of Oaxaca

Rotary/ Rotaract Huatulco

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On May 9 Rotary hosted a Mother’s Day breakfast at Cosmo’s Ocean Bar to help raise funds for various projects currently being conducted by the club. A fashion show was presented by Ms. Evelia Copka, with original designs of unique Mexican style clothing, manufactured in Mexico and made with high quality materials, perfect attire for our beloved Huatulco. The models for the event were beautiful, longtime residents and well known women from our community. Continue reading Rotary/ Rotaract Huatulco

Painting Day at Huatulco Library

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Last month the Huatulco Eye and friends hosted a painting day at the Huatulco Jose Vasconcelos Municipal Library located on Guarumbo in La Crucecita. The task was to get kids to paint an entry for the annual ‘Niño y la Mar’ contest which is put on jointly by Mexico’s Council for Culture and Arts and the Secretary of the Marina- Armada. Each state will have a first prize winner, who will travel (with a parent) to the Presidential home, Los Pinos, and to the Port of Veracruz. Continue reading Painting Day at Huatulco Library

Rotary’s 3 Annual “Have a Heart/ Da tu Corazon”

By Elizabeth E. St. Germaine

This Rotary Club event took place at the Hotel Las Brisas  on February 18th and was once again a smashing success with more than 250 people in attendance. Dignitaries present included Huatulco’s Mayor, Lorenzo Lavariega and his Municipal staff, as well as the commander of the Naval Base & his staff. Over 50 raffle prizes and 7 major bingo prizes were awarded from generous businesses and sponsors in our community. The net profit was $115,000.00 pesos, up from $85,000.00 the previous year. Continue reading Rotary’s 3 Annual “Have a Heart/ Da tu Corazon”

Fundraising Along The Riviera…

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By Kathy Taylor

Comité Mision Roja is pleased to announce the results of their very successful third annual Carrera Para La Cruz event in Huatulco, Oaxaca, on the 22nd of January, 2012.

Comité Chairwoman Valerie Verhalen announced that, “A record event total of just over $170,000 pesos has been raised in this year’s Rally. Thirteen teams competed for a grand prize of individual IPod Shuffles for each team member, with the second place team receiving a gourmet team breakfast at the Camino Real. I would personally like to thank all the participants, our platinum sponsors, cash donors, sponsors who provided services and supplies, raffle donors, food donors, and all the great volunteers and supporters who contributed to this year’s success.” Continue reading Fundraising Along The Riviera…

A Reader’s Paradise: La Biblioteca de San Agustinillo

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Four thousand books from which to choose—in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, and Dutch. Books for children in Spanish, French, and English. Make your selections at the Biblioteca de San Agustinillo in the quiet pueblo of the same name (population 250), snuggled between the hip beach of Mazunte and the night life of Zipolite on the Oaxacan Riviera.  Continue reading A Reader’s Paradise: La Biblioteca de San Agustinillo