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Getting a tight fit for Santa's elves...

We had a fitting just the other day to make sure that when the "Mama Noela" costumes are finished that they fit "just right"...

Take a look...

 

Now our "elves" won't be wearing tee shirts, 'cause it's hot in December...

 

OK Folks...here is an update on the fundraising for this one and only party that these kids get to have for Christmas...

 

We are about half way to our goal of doing everything that we can to make this a great occasion for the kids...

For those of you who have already kicked in, we can't thank you enough for your generosity, but we know that a bunch of you were waiting until you actually knew whether we were just going to go right over the top the first time...

 

Well...it was a great outpouring, but here is what we still have to purchase...

 

A few more toys for girls (30)...mostly dolls, and cutesy little girl dress-up stuff...

 

Hot dogs for about 150...last year Agripina and her daughter made sandwiches and cut off the crusts to make them more "dainty".  We will pick up the cost this year, as she is living on a very limited income.

 

All the candy for 150...

 

Soft drinks and maybe some beer for the adults...

 

I will be taking 150 pics of kids getting gift from Santa, and these will be printed by the Kodak color printing machine in Salinas...50 cents each...This may be the only picture a family will get this year.

 

We are going to pay a few of "volunteers" for their time, as they are taking time off work...($20.00 each max)

 

So, do the math folks...this is a great thing we can all do together, just a little at a time...

Now...here is a shot of how it worked last year, and you can see that we didn't know what the heck we were doing.  That is Sonia, helping Papa Noel, as she retrieves baggies loaded with candy for each child.  There are about 40 off to the left the picture.  This year, Sonia will have a "Santa's Elf" costume, and the whole process will be more civilized, with Santa, sitting in his own Santa's workshop, and the whole party carried on in the shade, not the hot sun.  Rox will supervise the type of gift for Sonia to hand out, mainly relating it to age and interests of each child (you know, doll vs. macho truck).

 

However, one is still struck by the big smiles all around...

 So...if the feeling moves you...

 

 PayPal works best...just type in our email address after you get to Paypal.com    bobnrox@gmail.com

http://www.paypal.com/

If you don't have Paypal, you can always send a check or cash-(go on take a chance!) to our bank in Oregon.

Address:

  Evergreen Federal Bank

1329 NE Sixth Street

Grants Pass, Oregon 97526

Attn: Tara Lopez--

Hedges Kids Party Ecuador

There are quite a lot of you folks out there, so nobody has to send a bunch...just a little...thanks mucho...

bob & rox

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on Wed, October 14, 2009 at 04:08PM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | CommentsPost a Comment | References2 References

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