This month we are pleased to announce our first fundraising and networking event.
We are honored to have the well known Soul Sauce Jazz Ensemble generously donate their time and amazing skill! They will sing at the Waterloo Jazz Room on Tuesday May 1st, 7:30 pm.
Tickets are 20$ each. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Funds raised will support the work done in the village of Tonala, particularly the food packages for 37 elderly living in extreme poverty in this village. The cost for a food package (including delivery) is 26$/month. For additional information about our work there, please look at our previous posts.
The food packages include staple foods common for Mexico (beans, rice, oil) as well as lactose free milk powder (as many have trouble digesting dairy). We have included cans of tuna, bag of pasta, toilet paper and detergent and we keep alternating delivery of either tooth paste and brush or hand soap, shampoo, etc.
Delivery is usually by taxi or moto-taxi and is done under the caring supervision of Maria de Jesus, one of our team members who also performs regular home visits to monitor the health of the elderly.
Please come, mingle, and listen to the amazingly talented group of musicians! If we want to have the venue free of cost, we need to raise 1500$ in food and drink consumption at the Jazz Room. So please arrive early, bring a friend, and have a snack….or more!
If you want to donate for this project or for another one in Mexico or Ecuador, we will issue tax receipts for any contribution over 50$.
A most heartfelt THANK YOU to all that joined us at the Jazz Room!
We have raised over 2700$ in ticket sales and have made many friends who promised to support us in the future! Thank you for your generosity and support! Please write and stay in touch