A toy for each and every child

By John Doherty

Christmas Day may be past but Día de los Reyes Magos, or Three Kings Day, celebrated each January 6 is still ahead. This is the day when children in Mexico traditionally receive gifts from los Reyes Magos and we want to assist to make this happen. The toy collection for children in rural communities is well underway but the toy bins are only half full, and we continue to need the community’s help. Our request is that you provide one small inexpensive and unwrapped toy; it could be something like a soccer ball, a toy truck or car, a fashion doll, a game or book.  The children receiving the toys are girls and boys in rural communities between the ages of 3-12 years. There are over 1,000 children who are hoping that los Reyes Magos will bring them a gift on this special day.

Please consider dropping one inexpensive unwrapped toy in the bins located around town, including Solutions (both locations), La Conexion (Aldama location), El Caracol Condominiums, OKO Restaurant, Buen Dia Café, Hank’s New Orleans Cafe & Oyster Bar, Café Muro, Café Rama, and Keith’s Longhorn Smokehouse. The bins will remain in place until we deliver the toys in early January. Through past experience we have found that there is shortage of toys for older children. You may wish to consider giving a book for an older girl or a soccer ball, which are truly appreciated by boys of all ages, and are available at Mega for 48 pesos. If you wish, we can assist by doing the shopping for you, simply give me a call or drop me an email and we can work out the arrangements.

Please help us put smiles on the faces of many children this January on Dia de los Reyes Magos.

We thank you and wish Happy Holidays to all! Contact John Doherty and friends at jd98lv@hotmail.com    cell phone: 044-415-115-8239

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