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  1. 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!
  2. 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
  3. 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!
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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/
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  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 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/
  10. 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!
  11. 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
  12. 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!!!!
  13. Family of the Month Family of the month - March 2017 Meet Jeany and Her Family Tiny Jeany is three years old, but she is still no bigger than her two year old brother. This little spark plug smiles and laughs with family and friends and brightens everyone’s day. She lives with her six siblings, her aunt and her Grandma Ana is a one-room cement block structure far up the mountain from Boquete. There is no electricity nor running water in the house. Living almost within a cloud forest, this family is often cold and wet and depends on the outdoor cook stove for warmth. Jeany and her brothers and sisters were first abandoned by their father when she was only two years old; tragically, her mother also abandoned the family a few months later, leaving them all in the keeping of their grandmother. To make room for everyone in the house, Grandma Ana now sleeps in the chicken coop at night. She has told us that she is glad for help in the form of monthly food deliveries from Buenos Vecinos that include the nourishing MannaPack supplemented rice from the Amigos de Boquete Foundation. The family also cherishes the soft warm hats, sweaters and blankets lovingly provided by the Boquete Knitters and Quilters. 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
  14. In 2017 resolve to be a BVB supporter! Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Out of Sight, But Not Out of Mind The beautiful and lush backdrop of trees, flowers and rolling hills in and around Boquete charm our visitors and expatriate residents. The many local activities, events and amenities provide them with diversions and recreational opportunities. There is, however, more than just this idyllic life in the western highlands of Panama. At the outskirts of our community and in the hills just above the city are individuals and families who live in grinding poverty. Like Hernan, in his early 70’s who has continuing major health issues and can no longer work. He lives alone with his dogs in a bamboo shack far from town and neighbors. He cooks over an outside wood stove and draws water from a nearby stream. He and many others like him need the kind of help that Buenos Vecinos de Boquete provides. Hernan is one of more than 115 clients Buenos Vecinos de Boquete (BVB) assists each month with supplemental non-perishable food allotments. BVB volunteers who deliver this food on a monthly basis get to know their people. Besides the fun of chatting and visiting with them, volunteers get to check on their clients’ safety and health to assess what else they may need. You can view the video/slideshow that features a monthly food packing session and a BVB volunteer home visit to a client on the front page of our website at buenosvecinosdeboquete.com The First Annual Potrerillos Arriba Venta de Patio On Saturday March 11th Buenos Vecinos invited its fellow non-profit organizations, The Boquete Knitters and Quilters, The Boquete Rotary, and Amigos de Animales to join them at a new venue for a joint patio sale. The setting was the covered basketball court in Potrerillos Arriba. Residents from this rural community and outlying areas were thrilled with the number, quality and affordable prices of the sales items. Their happy faces told us that virtually everyone walked home with a treasure. The organizations were also happy with the impressive turnout and with their individual sales proceeds. For instance, Buenos Vecinos made enough to underwrite the monthly food allotments of two and a half families for a whole year! Family of the Month Tiny Jeany is three years old, but she is still no bigger than her two year old brother. This little spark plug smiles and laughs with family and friends and brightens everyone’s day. She lives with her six siblings, her aunt and her Grandma Ana is a one-room cement block structure far up the mountain from Boquete. There is no electricity nor running water in the house. Living almost within a cloud forest, this family is often cold and wet and depends on the outdoor cook stove for warmth. Jeany and her brothers and sisters were first abandoned by their father when she was only two years old; tragically, her mother also abandoned the family a few months later, leaving them all in the keeping of their grandmother. To make room for everyone in the house, Grandma Ana now sleeps in the chicken coop at night. She has told us that she is glad for help in the form of monthly food deliveries from Buenos Vecinos that include the nourishing MannaPack supplemented rice from the Amigos de Boquete Foundation. The family also cherishes the soft warm hats, sweaters and blankets lovingly provided by the Boquete Knitters and Quilters. Buenos Vecinos de Boquete depends on your support to feed and nourish families like Jeany’s; go to our website at www.buenosvecinosdebouquete.com and discover how you can help now! Click HERE to donate now. Mark your Calendars Mike and Heidi Rehm of Mike’s Global Grill for signing up to become our next participants in the BVB Restaurant Program. Watch for additional information and mark your calendars for May 1st-15th. 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. Special Thanks to These Individuals and Organizations Velkys Munoz and Arturo Gonzalez at MailBoxes Etc. for serving as a drop-off center for personal hygiene products. Our clients appreciated a special holiday bonus in their food bags. Mamie Brisker and Doris at YiA Yoga Boquete’s Health, Healing and Humanitarian Center for sponsoring a BVB fund-raising event in the park. Amigos de Boquete Communidad (ABC) for including BVB kids when gathering Christmas gifts for the community’s children. Romero’s for once more serving as the venue for our semi-annual Food Drive. The donations we received are sponsoring two families’ monthly BVB food allotments for an entire year. Gene Borque for creating a fun and educational video/slide show of Buenos Vecinos food-packing and delivery efforts which can now be viewed on buenosvecinosdeboquete.com Nan and Nancy at N & N Catering for their generous on-going donations and continuing support. Youth With A Mission (YWAM) for donating two truckloads of clothes and household articles for the Potrerillos Venta de Patio. Phil McGuigan and the Amigos de Boquete Foundation for supplying the nutritious MannaPack rice supplements for our monthly food distribution. Our BVB families are thriving with this miraculous addition to their diets. Copyright © 2017 Buenos Vecinos, All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: Panama, yyyy Potrerillos, PA Unsubscribe | View in browser
  15. You won't want to miss the huge 5 charity patio sale in Potrerillos Arriba this Saturday!!! It begins at 10 am and will last until 2 pm. A free Zumba class from 11am to 11:40am is also being offered so bring your dancing shoes. We hope to see you there!!!
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