Not flesh of my flesh
nor bone of my bone
but still miraculously my own.

Never forget for a single minute
you didn't grow under my heart
but in it!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Donations through "Mayan Families"

"Mayan Families": http://www.mayanfamilies.org/

Gabriella and I will be forever connected to Guatemala. There are thousands of Guatemalan children and adults in tremendous need for the basic necessities for living. We have been to Guatemala twice to visit Gabriella and witnessed first-hand the extreme poverty – people begging in the streets, children juggling in the middle of the road to earn monetary tips, leg amputees carrying themselves around on their hands because they cannot afford crutches or wheelchairs.

During my next visit trip to Guatemala I would like bring donations for items to be donated through "Mayan Families." If you would like to give a monetary donation we will have our driver in Guatemala take us shopping in Guatemala for some of the necessities.

Also, if at all possible, please consider sponsoring a child or donating to Mayan Families. For $120 a year you can sponsor a child to send him or her to school for the year. School is free in Guatemala but there are many costs attached to it. The costs includes school subscription, school uniform and sweater, all school supplies, backpack, two pairs of socks, underwear, school shoes, tennis shoes, shorts and t-shirt for gym. Also, depending on the school and the grade it may also include a musical instrument. It also usually includes an annual school excursion and help with projects.

Mayan Families is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organization that works within the Indigenous Mayan Communities on projects ranging from enrolling and keeping kids, especially girls, in school, helping single parent families deal with HIV/AIDS, Malnutrition, Basic Health Care, Organizing Medical and Dental Clinics, Animal Rescue and so much more. Mayan Families provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters.

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