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    Trish Christofferson
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  1. 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!!
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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
  6. 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!
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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/
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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 sardines 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/
  13. Family of the month - May 2017 Meet Regina and Her Family Regina knows how to take care of her six children. When her husband died, she knew that she would have to be very careful with her meager income and the food provisions from BVB to make this work. She also knew that it would take some self-sacrifice and creativity to realize her ultimate goal of getting each of these children educated. The owners of the Boquete farm where Regina and her children live have honored the memory of her husband by allowing her to live in this two-bedroom wooden house rent free until the last child has graduated. However, to protect the integrity of their crops, they don‘t allow her to raise produce on the property, only chickens, her primary source of protein for her family. Regina works three days a week for $8 a day to make $96 a month. But she pays $80 in transportation costs to get her children to school and $12 a month for utilities each month, leaving nothing for food or clothes. So she and her fifteen year old daughter, Estafani, with the donation of a sewing machine, some cotton fabric, and an ironing board and an iron, are starting up their own little cottage industry: they make traditional Ngobe dresses and sell them to friends and family in their community. This wise and dedicated woman is raising happy, healthy, well-adjusted kids who know she is showing them something truly valuable. Only four of the six children are pictured here because two elementary school students were still in class. 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!
  14. In 2017 resolve to be a BVB supporter! Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. BVB-Mike’s Global Grill Restaurant Program May 2nd-15th Mike’s Global Grill and Buenos Vecinos de Boquete are joining together to help 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 a can of Klim (360 grams) and receive for each purchased meal a token good for one national beer, soda, or rum or vodka drink. Featuring an international menu, Mike’s Global Grill is a Boquete favorite and known for its consistently delicious food, live music and fun atmosphere. Mike’s is open daily. Sunday-Thursday 8 am – 10 pm. Friday-Saturday 8 am – 11 pm. American-style Breakfasts 8-11 am daily 2 for 1 Bloody Marys and Mimosas 8 am – 1 pm Daily Happy Hour 3-6 pm. Tuesday 2 for 1 Drink Specials Noon- 6 pm and Taco Tuesday Mexican Specials all day. Kitchen closes one hour prior to closing time. Live music Fridays and Saturdays. Directions: in Bajo Boquete off Avenida Central. One block south of Los Establos Plaza and across the main street from Sugar and Spice. Phone 730-9360 FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/MikesGlobalGrill/ Website: www.mikesglobalgrill.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikesglobalgrill Taco Tuesday Mexican Watch for Announcements on the Multi-Charity Raffle this Summer BVB will be part of a major multi-charity event in AUGUST. There are exciting raffle prizes that have already been donated. Already listed as raffle prizes are two very special getaway venues, one in Boca Chica, Chiriqui and the other on the Caribbean island of Bonaire. Bocas del Mar is offering a two-night stay for two with breakfasts and dinner valued at $500. www.bocasdelmar.com/es Bonaire Dive Apartments is offering a six-night stay for two on the luxurious resort Perla Boneiano, valued at $975 www.bonairediveapartments.com Family of the Month May 2017 Regina knows how to take care of her six children. When her husband died, she knew that she would have to be very careful with her meager income and the food provisions from BVB to make this work. She also knew that it would take some self-sacrifice and creativity to realize her ultimate goal of getting each of these children educated. The owners of the Boquete farm where Regina and her children live have honored the memory of her husband by allowing her to live in this two-bedroom wooden house rent free until the last child has graduated. However, to protect the integrity of their crops, they don‘t allow her to raise produce on the property, only chickens, her primary source of protein for her family. Regina works three days a week for $8 a day to make $96 a month. But she pays $80 in transportation costs to get her children to school and $12 a month for utilities each month, leaving nothing for food or clothes. So she and her fifteen year old daughter, Estafani, with the donation of a sewing machine, some cotton fabric, and an ironing board and an iron, are starting up their own little cottage industry: they make traditional Ngobe dresses and sell them to friends and family in their community. This wise and dedicated woman is raising happy, healthy, well-adjusted kids who know she is showing them something truly valuable. Only four of the six children are pictured here because two elementary school students were still in class. Click HERE to donate now. 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. Copyright © 2017 Buenos Vecinos, All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: Panama, yyyy Potrerillos, PA Unsubscribe | View in browser
  15. Mark your calendar May 2nd-15th! Mike’s Global Grill and Buenos Vecinos de Boquete are joining together to help 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 a can of Klim (360 grams) and receive for each purchased meal a token good for one national beer, soda, or rum or vodka drink. Featuring an international menu, Mike’s Global Grill is a Boquete favorite and known for its consistently delicious food, live music and fun atmosphere. Mike’s is open daily. Sunday-Thursday 8 am – 10 pm. Friday-Saturday 8 am – 11 pm. American-style Breakfasts 8-11 am daily 2 for 1 Bloody Marys and Mimosas 8 am – 1 pm Daily Happy Hour 3-6 pm. Tuesday 2 for 1 Drink Specials Noon- 6 pm and Taco Tuesday Mexican Specials all day. Kitchen closes one hour prior to closing time. Live music Fridays and Saturdays. Directions: in Bajo Boquete off Avenida Central. One block south of Los Establos Plaza and across the main street from Sugar and Spice. Phone 730-9360 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MikesGlobalGrill/ Website: http://www.mikesglobalgrill.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikesglobalgrill/ Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Mike's Global Grill!!!!
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