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Coming to La Manzanilla before February?

Posted by LCEF on October 29, 2011, 6:13 pm

Do you love the community of La Manzanilla? Would you like to help the kids and adults here improve their education? Are you coming down from the US or Canada before February?

If you answered yes, yes and yes then we can offer you a way to help!

LCEF has been working hard since 2003 to provide free classes that allow community members to build themselves a better future. The foundation is able to offer classes for free thanks to generous individual donations and our annual fundraiser which includes our online auction and the Night Under the Stars Silent Auction.

This is where you can help...we are looking for donations that we will be able to sell in the auction. Small electrical appliances and electrical goods are very popular but locally are much more expensive and of lesser quality than in the North. For example, USB memory sticks, printers, small stereos, irons, food processors, rice cookers, etc. These would all be very sought after items in our silent auction! If youíre coming from up North it would be easy and cheap to buy these items (new or used) and put them in the car or in a box on the plane (especially if you take advantage of WestJetís humanitarian aid program for the free extra luggage).

Bikes are also the most bid on items at the silent auction! :-) Thanks to Jacqueline W. for bringing a mountain bike down for three consecutive years!

Please consider taking some time and purchasing an item to donate. Your donation will help support projects like new bathrooms for the elementary school, finishing the playground at the Kinder, building a kitchen area at the middle school, construction of the Costa Alegre Educational Center where we hold classes, and the continuation of our many free programs.

If you do not have room in your luggage or prefer to buy something locally, irons, blenders, etc. can be purchased at the Muebleria in La Manzanilla (owned by the family of Aby from the Gallery) and donated for the auction. They are located on Playa Blanca St. past Martinís restaurant.

We, and the community, thank you in advance for your time and consideration!

Please direct any questions to Nancy at lacatalina.nancy @

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