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    Trish Christofferson
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  1. You won't want to miss this fun event that benefits two major charities!
  2. Family of the month - October 2017 Meet Julia's Family Julia knows how to live with adversity. As a child she suffered burns that are visible even today. It prepared her for what was to come when she became a mom to Misael. Little four-year old Misael was born with cerebral palsy and other health issues that have stunted his growth. But Julia and his stepdad Luterio meet the challenges that come with with round-the-clock care for a CP child. They also provide love and support for their other two children, two-year old Nina and six-month old Carlos.The family lives in a rented room for a dollar a day and their sole income is from the work that Luterio can find at nearby farms. The work opportunities are, unfortunately, inconsistent so the family is grateful for the food assistance they receive from Buenos Vecinos each month. And they look to the Handicap Foundation (FPI) for help with some of their medical expenses, with physical therapy and social/emotional support. Together BVB and FPI address the critical needs of those who most require our help. Buenos Vecinos de Boquete depends on your support to feed and nourish families like Julia’s. If you would like to help families like this and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated. DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions. IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements. When you make that important decision to help feed the less fortunate in our community, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. When you donate $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity. Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money. Thank you!
  3. In 2017 resolve to be a BVB supporter! Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Buenos Vecinos de Boquete Newsletter October 2017 “Boquete Has Heart” An Upcoming Charity Event On Saturday, January 13th, 5-8 pm Buenos Vecinos de Boquete and Amigos de Animales Boquete will sponsor an event at the Animales Event Center in Alto Boquete. Admission tickets of $10, including a complimentary drink, will go on sale next month. This fun-filled event will feature hors d'oevres, a cash bar, and casino games. There will be raffles, silent auction tables, and the evening will culminate in a live auction featuring items valued at $500 or more. One of these live auction items is a seven-night seven-day stay for two at Villa Kokolishi, located in the Kralendijk district of Bonaire. The small island of Bonaire located in the Dutch Caribbean is well-known by diving and snorkeling enthusiasts. Villa Kokolishi is a modern and well-appointed apartment situated poolside and a short walk from the beach, dive shops and restaurants. It includes ground transportation to and from the Bonaire airport. This amazing vacation destination valued at $952 has been donated by Gijs and Hanny Hoogerkamp of Potrerillos Arriba. See more information at www.bonairediveapartments.com Art Object Raffle Tickets Available at the BVB Table on Tuesday Morning Markets Buenos Vecnos de Boquete is selling raffle tickets for two beautiful pieces of art. We are selling raffle tickets for a gorgeous decorative jewel bowl designed and made by Germaine Sturtz. Also being raffled separately is one of Sylvette Day's coveted wall hangings. Buenos Vecinos de Boquete has a table at the Tuesday Market where you can purchase the raffle tickets. The tickets are priced at 1 for $1 or 6 for $5. The drawing will be held on October 31st at the Tuesday Market. You don't need to be present to win. All proceeds from the ticket sales will be used to purchase no n-perishable food for over 100 deserving Buenos Vecinos clients. Come on down and buy your tickets!! We Appreciate..... Romero's Super Mercado in Boquete for allowing us to once again collect food and cash donations during our most recent food drive. We also thank the generous shoppers who gave BVB enough in combined donations to support two families for a whole year. And also..... The Amigos de Boquete Foundation and founder/administrator Phillip McGuigan for the recent delivery of 400 boxes of MannaPack, a vitamin and mineral enriched rice and soy product. And to the intrepid band of helpers who unloaded the thirty-pound boxes for transfer to our storage unit. This remarkable donations will provide monthly inclusions of MannaPack to all of our families for the next twelve to fourteen months. Family of the Month October 2017 Julia knows how to live with adversity. As a child she suffered burns that are visible even today. It prepared her for what was to come when she became a mom to Misael. Little four-year old Misael was born with cerebral palsy and other health issues that have stunted his growth. But Julia and his stepdad Luterio meet the challenges that come with with round-the-clock care for a CP child. They also provide love and support for their other two children, two-year old Nina and six-month old Carlos.The family lives in a rented room for a dollar a day and their sole income is from the work that Luterio can find at nearby farms. The work opportunities are, unfortunately, inconsistent so the family is grateful for the food assistance they receive from Buenos Vecinos each month. And they look to the Handicap Foundation (FPI) for help with some of their medical expenses, with physical therapy and social/emotional support. Together BVB and FPI address the critical needs of those who most require our help. If you would like to help families like this and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, we would appreciate your donation of any size. It is important for you to know that we are a small all-volunteer force with no administrative or overhead costs. Every dollar of your donation goes to the purchase or storage of food for our clients. Buenos Vecinos de Boquete's wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money. When you make that important decision to help feed the less fortunate in our community, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. When you donate $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte), you will become a Coconut Foundation member as an acknowledgment of your concern and generosity. Donate Online: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions. If you prefer to donate by cash or local check, please contact Louise Orr panamaleo@gmail.com for arrangements. Thank you! Like and Share our BVB Face Book Page Learn more and see additional photos at our Face Book page Buenos Vecinos de Boquete. Please Like our page and Share the contents with your friends and families. To learn more about Buenos Vecinos visit our website at www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com Copyright © 2017 Buenos Vecinos, All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: Panama, yyyy Potrerillos, PA Unsubscribe | View in browser
  4. Family of the month - September 2017 Meet Ariel and Ana's Family Ariel and Ana live with their five school-age children in a humble little house outside of Boquete. This last summer Ariel became very ill with a life-threatening intestinal blockage which required immediate surgery. After some serious complications, he is finally on the road to recovery. However, the doctors have advised him that it will be a long recovery, lasting perhaps six months. In the meantime, Ariel is unable to support his family. To lighten this desperate burden, Buenos Vecinos has stepped in with temporary emergency food assistance. Ariel and Ana are so grateful to receive this help when they need it most. The children are also happy to see food arriving at their door. These smiling faces tell the story! Buenos Vecinos de Boquete depends on your support to feed and nourish families like Eva’s. If you would like to help families like this and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated. DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions. IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements. When you make that important decision to help feed the less fortunate in our community, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. When you donate $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity. Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money. Thank you!
  5. Buenos Vecinos de Boquete is selling raffle tickets for beautiful pieces of art. We are selling raffle tickets for a gorgeous decorative jewel bowl designed and made by Germaine Sturtz. Also being raffled separately is one of Sylvette Day's coveted wall hangings. You can purchase raffle tickets at the Fabric as Art table located to the right of the theater door in the Tuesday Market. All proceeds from the ticket sales will be used to purchase non-perishable food for over 100 deserving Buenos Vecinos clients. Come on down and buy your tickets!!
  6. Family of the month - August 2017 Meet Eva and Her Family Even though Eva was pregnant with her second child, she was very excited a few months ago when she found a job cleaning once a week in Potrerillos, a short bus ride from her home. With a little training she became quite proficient. Her employer found her to be a diligent worker and an enjoyable companion. But with the recent birth of her daughter, Sophia, Eva could no longer work and provide a little income to help support Henry, her six year-old son, herself and the baby. The children’s father does not help them and has moved from the area, so Eva has turned to Buenos Vecinos for the non-perishable food we supply on a monthly basis. Eva and her little family share a three-room zinc-sided dirt-floor house with her cousin Marina, who has three children (but also no support) and with her aunt and uncle and their four children. The house has no indoor water or electricity. But Eva has plans; she wants to learn a little English, gather more experience and eventually secure more housekeeping jobs. She hopes to someday build her own tiny bamboo house next to her aunt and uncle’s dwelling. But for now, she is just grateful to have the housing assistance from her extended family and food from BVB. Buenos Vecinos de Boquete depends on your support to feed and nourish families like Eva’s. If you would like to help families like this and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated. DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions. IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements. When you make that important decision to help feed the less fortunate in our community, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. When you donate $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity. Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money. Thank you!
  7. Thirty-seven Panamanian and expat recipes are featured in both Spanish and English and bound in a convenient design that lays flat for easy reading. The cost is $10 each and all proceeds will benefit Buenos Vecinos de Boquete and Fundacion Pro-Integration. The cookbooks are available at Tuesday Market. They can be purchased at the Fabric as Art table or at the Fundacion Por-Integracion table.
  8. Stop by Supermercados Romero in Boquete between 9 AM and 1 PM on Saturday, July 15, to support Buenos Vecinos de Boquete during our upcoming Food Drive. Our locally-based effort assists needy community families with monthly, non-perishable food supplies. We will have samples of what you can buy at Romero to aid our work, and of course, financial assistance is always appreciated. Shop for food that you (and we) need, and meet members of our team!
  9. In 2017 resolve to be a BVB supporter! Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. BVB Families Receive High-Nutrition Food (And YOU can help!) A few years ago the BVB team met with a dietician to assess the nutritional value of the food we distribute. Our clients are very poor and most do not have electricity, so the food needs to be not only highly nutritious but also non-perishable. We have also learned that the food we provide must be something they will eat; when we introduce new food items we must often make suggestions on ways to make it more familiar and acceptable to family members. Our items include KLIM, a fortified dry milk that was developed for use by soldiers in jungle climates. We provide rice and two varieties of dried beans that provide protein when eaten together. Other protein sources are canned fish, sardines, and canned meat. Also included are food staples like flour, salt, pasta, crema and cooking oil. Recently our clients have been receiving a vitamin enriched and fortified rice and soy product called MannaPack. We are so grateful for this generous and special addition to our provision, courtesy of Philip McGuigan’s charity Amigos de Boquete Foundation. You, too, can help us nourish BVB families! Stop by Romero Super Mercado between 9 am and 1 pm on Saturday July 15th to support the BVB Food Drive as we gather specific non-perishable food items or cash donations. Check out the photo below to see what a family receives each month. BVB volunteers will be in front of the store to greet you and answer any of your questions. Family of the Month Buenos Vecinos de Boquete provides non-perishable food on a monthly basis to over 100 families and individuals. Included in that count are 58 clients who additionally receive the services of the Handicapped Foundation (Fundacion Pro Integracion). Pictured here (in blue) is Elibia during a home visit by FPI volunteer Loesje. Elibia was born with autism, cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder. She is now 16, and lives with her mother, several siblings and an extended family. Her father is deceased. The food provided by Buenos Vecinos de Boquete (BVB) takes some of the financial pressure off Elibia's family, who are obviously burdened with the care of this young woman. This food is also nutritionally valuable to the family, particularly with many children to feed. Fundacion Pro Integracion (FPI) steps in with physical therapy, necessary medical transportation, and assistance with medicine. Together our two organizations address critical needs of some of the community's most needy members. We hope you will decide to support our efforts. If you would like to help families like this and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated. DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions. IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements. When you make that important decision to help feed the less fortunate in our community, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. When you donate $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity. Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money. Like and Share our BVB Face Book Page Learn more and see additional photos at our Face Book page Buenos Vecinos de Boquete. Please Like our page and Share the contents with your friends and families. Thank You! -Mike and Heidi at Mike's Global Grill for sponsoring a BVB Restaurant Program in May. We hoped to "milk" some donations of KLIM and were successful. -Generous donors Steve Kingshott, Bill McGraw and Gladys Moreno -Chris and Justin at Big Daddy's for sponsoring the June BVB Restaurant Program. We went "fishing" for food donations and were not disappointed. -Nancy and Nairn at N&N Catering who, with the help of Chris and Justin at Big Daddy's, created another benefit to support local charities. -Susie Brymer urged her friends to donate to their favorite charities in lieu of birthday gifts for her, and BVB was included. -Germaine and Richard Sturtz organized and conducted a garage sale whose proceeds went to BVB. The Boquete multi-charity benefit event's new date and details will be announced soon and BVB will be an enthusiastic participant! Copyright © 2017 Buenos Vecinos, All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: Panama, yyyy Potrerillos, PA Unsubscribe | View in browser
  10. Buenos Vecinos de Boquete Food Drive

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    Stop by Supermercado Romero in Boquete between 9 AM and 1 PM on Saturday, July 15, to support Buenos Vecinos de Boquete during our upcoming Food Drive. Our locally-based effort assists needy community families with monthly, non-perishable food supplies. We will have samples of what you can buy at Romero to aid our work, and of course, financial assistance is always appreciated. Shop for food that you (and we) need, and meet members of our team!
  11. Stop by Supermercado Romero in Boquete between 9 AM and 1 PM on Saturday, July 15, to support Buenos Vecinos de Boquete during our upcoming Food Drive. Our locally-based effort assists needy community families with monthly, non-perishable food supplies. We will have samples of what you can buy at Romero to aid our work, and of course, financial assistance is always appreciated. Shop for food that you (and we) need, and meet members of our team!
  12. Thirty-seven Panamanian and expat recipes are featured in both Spanish and English and bound in a convenient design that lays flat for easy reading. The cost is $10 each and all proceeds will benefit Buenos Vecinos de Boquete and Fundacion Pro-Integration. The cookbooks are available at Tuesday Market. They can be purchased at the Fabric as Art table or at the Fundacion Por-Integracion table.
  13. June 12th-26th Big Daddy's Grill and Buenos Vecinos de Boquete are joining together to increase the provision of non-perishable food for BVB clients, many of whom are elderly, handicapped or single mothers struggling to support their children. Bring two cans of fish for BVB to Big Daddy's Grill and receive a free Jalapeno Popper Appetizer with each purchased meal. Big Daddy's Grill is a popular restaurant on Main Street in Boquete that features a full menu with a selection of specialty meals and outstanding seafood choices. Website: http://bigdaddysboquete.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigDaddysBoquete/
  14. Family of the month - June 2017 Meet Elibia and Her Family Buenos Vecinos de Boquete provides non-perishable food on a monthly basis to over 100 families and individuals. Included in that count are 58 clients who additionally receive the services of the Handicapped Foundation (Fundacion Pro Integracion). Pictured here (in blue) is Elibia during a home visit by FPI volunteer Loesje. Elibia was born with autism, cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder. She is now 16, and lives with her mother, several siblings and an extended family. Her father is deceased. The food provided by Buenos Vecinos de Boquete (BVB) takes some of the financial pressure off Elibia's family, who are obviously burdened with the care of this young woman. This food is also nutritionally valuable to the family, particularly with many children to feed. Fundacion Pro Integracion (FPI) steps in with physical therapy, necessary medical transportation, and assistance with medicine. Together our two organizations address critical needs of some of the community's most needy members. We hope you will decide to support our efforts. If you would like to help families like this and the efforts of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, your financial support would be most appreciated. DONATE ONLINE: http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/how-you-can-help We use PayPal for easy and secure transactions. IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE BY CASH, Please contact Louise Orr (panamaleo@gmail.com) for arrangements. When you make that important decision to help feed the less fortunate in our community, you have truly become a “good neighbor”. When you donate $360 a year or $30 a month (about the cost of a daily latte), your name will be added to our “Coconut Foundation” as an acknowledgement of your concern and generosity. Buenos Vecinos de Boquete’s wholesale purchase power enables us to furnish our clients more food than they could purchase on their own in the store with the same amount of money. Thank you! Document Actions
  15. Big Daddy's Grill and BVB - Restaurant Promotion

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    June 12th-26th Big Daddy's Grill and Buenos Vecinos de Boquete are joining together to increase the provision of non-perishable food for BVB clients, many of whom are elderly, handicapped or single mothers struggling to support their children. Bring two large cans of sardines for BVB and receive a free Jalapeno Popper Appetizer with each purchased meal.
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