It’s that time of the year again and we are preparing for our annual fund raiser to help Mexicali’s needy children and their families prepare for the cold winter season. Last year, your donations helped us raise over $3,000 that resulted in groceries for 100 children and their families and 200 care packages for homeless men and women in the city.
Mexicali is a border town located immediately across the border from Calexico, California (2hrs. east of Tijuana). This is an arid desert city with a population of approximately 936,985 of which 19,055 habitants live in extreme poverty without access to food. The weather in Mexicali is rather harsh with temperatures ranging from +110° F in the summer to -40° F in the winter for families living in cardboard or plywood homes.
This year, our goal is to reach the same amount of children and families with groceries and warm clothing such as jackets and blankets before Christmas. However, this time we also want to include toys as part of our donations for these children whose parents cannot afford Christmas gifts.
Our target date is Saturday, December 2, 2017 but we will not be able to accomplish this goal without your help. This is not only a donation request but an invitation to join us on this day to hand out your donations. Please make a contribution and mark December 2nd on your calendar so you can join us and see the very faces you will bring smiles to.
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