LAKE CHAPALA REVIEW
LOVE IN ACTION CHILDREN'S CENTER
CENTRO AMOR EN ACCIÓN
August 2012

VOLUNTEERS FROM COMIDA PROJECT TO POOL PARTIES

[Boys's Pool Party at the Rambos]

Some volunteers begin with a single project to get acquainted with the children and Center. The Comida Project offers such volunteers a chance to help feed the kids the main daily meal at 1 PM. Team members take turns preparing a meal and the whole team serves it.

Two years ago Jim and Linda Rambo began to help with the Monday Comida Team. Gradually, they became more attached to the kids and this year decided to get more involved. You might say they jumped from comida into the “deep end.” This summer the Rambos have scheduled a series of pool parties, inviting the kids from three dormitories to their home in La Cristina to swim.

The first party was held Saturday July 21 for the young boys’ dorm. Overseen by their hosts and staff house mother, Cleo, eleven boys were able to spend the afternoon frolicking in the pool. With numerous toys, floats, water wings and beach ball, the boys practiced football kicks from within the pool and in dives over it. They also enjoyed a typical American style barbeque with hotdogs, beans, chips, water melon and brownies for dessert. Several of their godparents were able to join the fun and watch their charges play.

The next pool party on August 4 will be for the young girls. An August 18 party will be for the older girls. In addition, this couple obtained Satellite Systems of Ajijic (Mike Merryman, Mario Jiménez, Cruz Heredia and team) to get donated TV's up and running with DVD and VHS players in three dormitories. Thanks to the Rambos and SSA for diving in!

For more information about the Comida Project, contact Weezie Burges at 766-2830 or weezieburgess@gmail.com

If you want to learn more, take a tour or volunteer at Love in Action, contact Kari at volunteers@loveinactioncenter.org.

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