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  1. Operation Feed teaches English 6 days a week to over 100 students of all ages. We hope you will come over the topes to Viva Mexico on August 28th between 4 and 7 p.m. to have a terrific Tex-Mex Buffet. The Fundraiser is 300 pesos for the buffet and 1st drink. 150 pesos of your cost goes to buy supplies, pay the Internet bill, pay for books, etc. It's an easy fundraiser. No tickets. Just make a reservation. No auctions or sales. No entertainment, so you can have good conversations with your dinner partners. Come support Operation Feed, the English learners, and Viva Mexico.
  2. Operation Feed supports over 550 villagers in San Juan Cosala. We work to raise the funds without impacting other Lakeside charities. So, during the "low season" we have our two big events. April 26th beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Viva Mexico is our first of the year. Come on over and feast on an Agustin buffet. Meet some of the micro-business members. Shop through the 30 items basket auction. Your 450 pesos will buy you an amazing many course buffet dinner with vegan and vegetarian items and delicious desserts. Plus you will have provided a family with a despensa (food bag) for 3 weeks.
  3. Augustin, of Viva Mexico, wants to share the traditional (not expanded for tourists) happenings of the Day of the Dead. At Viva Mexico, a small group will get together at 1 p.m. to order from his new menu. It includes salads and his outstanding traditional Mexican meals, plus great steak and lamb. He will talk with us about the altar and life on the Day of the Dead in San Juan Cosala over his life time. Then we will walk or drive up to the cemetery and see the devotion of the villagers to their ancestors. Because this is meant to be a very small group, I have only 6 places left. Please
  4. We know that soon it will be “low season”, but we are still counting on 100 people wanting a great meal that supports 102 families in San Juan Cosala. Everyone knows how much Agustin does to support Lakeside, and he is pulling out all the stops to make this event special. Plus the team has been working to create unique silent auction items and fun entertainment. With the change in times, we will have an extra hour before dark to enjoy the spirit raffles and live entertainment. So get your tickets now. If you want to reserve a table, just let us know. And we are getting drivers lined up f
  5. Many people around the lake knew Bud Gallagher through all the work he did with so many charities, churches, and just helping any one who called. He recently passed away and those who worked with him have established a memorial fund to keep his good work going. You would have seen him at LCS providing information and help ... or at spay and neuter clinics hauling boxes and food ... or taking a villager to a doctor’s appt ... or bringing food to Operation Feed. He was always there for so many of us. He really believed that we needed to do more to help those in need climb up to the next step.
  6. Happy Holidays from Operation Feed Click on the link ABOVE to read our newsletter. Find out what's happening and what you can do to help the people of San Juan Cosala. And come to the Street Art Fair outside of Viva Mexico on Dec. 9th beginning at 2:00 p.m. Lots of villagers are preparing food, crafts, and more to earn some money for their own needs. Supporting them will make a huge difference in their lives. Thanks, Carol Curtis
  7. Ever wonder what Operation Feed does with your donations? Well, here's just one week of our work. Your donations and the time put in by volunteers are making a big difference in the lives of many in San Juan Cosala. We are so grateful to all who support our cause. One Week with Operation Feed
  8. I'd usually put this in the charity section, but it's really more than that. Operation Feed wants to thank everyone who has helped with this summer's projects. The optometrists, volunteers, drivers, stores like Mia's Consignment, new volunteers, and more. We really appreciate the donated computers and tablets. Having 5 of these means that the kids have a fighting chance to improve skills and learn about technology. The village of San Juan Cosala has so many needs and does not have the population base of Ajijic and Chapala. Our children, especially, can't believe that so many people care
  9. Most of those living at Lakeside know Agustin, owner of Viva Mexico and guardian angel of San Juan Cosala. Always willing to help anyone and giving to all in need, one of Agustin's major goals is to help more children gain an education. He is so grateful to all those who helped him along the way and wants to give back. He and his family are turning the bottom floor of their home into a tutoring center for local children who need to get educational support. There will even be a computer center located there for the children's use with home, online classes, and language tutorials. And as alw
  10. I know that many people have had their fill of charity events. Operation Feed works hard to keep events at a minimum, but we have a need for support for the April 28th event. Too many children in San Juan Cosala drop out of school very early ... for many reasons. One big reason is that they fall behind in their studies and just can't keep up. It's hard to go to school every day and feel stupid. Operation Feed is working on this problem. We want our despensa families to keep their children in school. So to make this possible, we want to provide a summer school program that will help our k
  11. We just completed a great clothing drive for the people of San Juan Cosala. Operation Feed, through the wonderful community support, was able to provide clothing to more than 300 people. So many happy faces who were grateful for sweaters and coats ... shoes and socks ... and some lovely general clothing items. Through the work of Cheryl Kennedy, we were able to provide sanitary napkins and adult diapers to those who needed them. As always, the children's clothes were the most prized of all. As the holidays get closer and we all become so grateful for what we have, Operation Feed hopes
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