Community Support Fund 2010-2011
On Feb 9th 2011 gifts and school supplies were given to the children at the Rebalse School. Personnel from D.I.F. were present along with several carloads of San Patricio folks who enjoyed watching the babies, toddlers, pre and primary school children receive what was to many a treasure.
In February we met with Brenda of the Cuahutemoc School in Melaque to discuss funds for a raffle to raise money for teaching tools. We gave the school a donated bicycle and $1000.00 pesos towards another one. We received a note of thanks from Brenda and also to inform us that $22,000.00 pesos was raised from raffle monies and government matchings. The lucky winners were a bricklayer who needed a bike to go to work and a mother and daughter. 2 CD players were also donated for learning assistance purposes.
Also in February we delivered $1500.00 pesos to Vicente, principal of Pinal Villa our adopted School, for classroom supplies. We set up with him an incentive for students in respect to achievement, effort and attendance, to get backpacks with school supplies, donated by San Patricio members.
On July 7th 2011, Wynn and Lou were invited to assist in passing out the awards. The 3 hour ceremony included food, refreshments and dancing by various groups of students. Honored were 18 children, 1 feisty girl in grade 1 and 17 in grades 2 to 6.