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Bowen-Burns-Richey Family Cruise & Donation Delivery–Dec. 30, 2010

Yesterday was a GREAT sunny, warm day here on the island! It was especially FUN meeting the Bowen-Burns-Richey family from North Carolina who combined volunteer efforts with snorkeling, diving, beach relaxation and shopping during their port-of-call in Cozumel. All 14 … Continue reading

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Together we have brought JOY, LOVE & HOPE–December 17, 2010

It has been a wonderful experience for Friends of Cozumel to partner with Carrie’s Heart, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the education, community involvement and overall quality of life of children with disabilities. Carrie Conn, President of Carrie’s … Continue reading

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NUAFA Holiday Greeting & Thanks to Supporters–December 16, 2010

Eloisa Buenfil Rivero, Founder and President of NUAFA, recently emailed a holiday greeting to THANK donors and volunteers. Eloisa asked that we share her blessings and heartfelt appreciation with all Friends of Cozumel supporters. Excerpts of her translated message follow … Continue reading

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Nebraskans Escape Frigid Midwest & Deliver Donations–December 15, 2010

Well SOMEBODY has to deliver donations to Paradise . . . That’s their story and they’re sticking to it! Avid cruisers Becky & Mike Gomez and Roger & Diane Hoy delivered four backpacks of donations to Cozumel yesterday filled to … Continue reading

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Ironman Winning Smiles–December 14, 2010

I was lamenting I didn’t have a chance to snap any photos of volunteers in action during the Ironman on November 28th when Sandy, good friend and fellow volunteer commented, “Hey . . . I’ve got THE photo!” “I mean, … Continue reading

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Friends of Cozumel Full-Time Residents, Sandy & Ray Ham– November 28, 2010

Our informal network of families, friends, colleagues, donors and volunteers known as Friends of Cozumel continues to grow. Sandy and Ray Ham are now part of the volunteer team along with Karen & Larry Pedersen, Phyllis & Gary Larsen, and … Continue reading

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Utah Visitors Volunteer & Donate During Thanksgiving Vacation–November 26, 2010

Sara McArthur recently wrote to this website “My husband and I are traveling to Cozumel for a family vacation and we would like to do some volunteer work while there. Either gathering supplies and bringing them for donation or volunteering … Continue reading

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Cozumel Gears Up for Ironman — November 23, 2010

Athletes from around the world and their support teams are arriving on the island to prepare for the Ironman triathlon on Sunday, November 28. Over 10,000 visitors are expected including this year’s “sold out” registration of 2,300 participants. Competing athletes … Continue reading

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Meet Our October Mission Volunteer Team–October 20, 2010

WOW . . . the Friends of Cozumel Fall Mission Trip officially scheduled for October 1-8 actually began September 25 with a 5-day marathon pre-trip painting project and ended with final project modifications on October 11 . . . 16 … Continue reading

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Support Children’s Education By Helping Us – August 22, 2010

THANKS to our dedicated team of Super Shoppers, we’re well on our way to reaching the goal of providing school supplies for 100+ children! Larry is maintaining a spreadsheet of donations received to date as well as supplies we’ve been … Continue reading

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Support Children’s Education by Helping Us – August 18, 2010

Hello Super Shoppers, We’re accumulating a good deal of the school supplies needed thanks to everyone’s generousity! We are raising our goal from supporting 75 children to hopefully helping 100+ kids in addition to providing supplies for two Christian Youth … Continue reading

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Support Children’s Education by Helping Us – Sunday, August 8, 2010

Help us shop/donate the weekly specials on school supplies! Invite your friends, neighbors, family or work colleagues to grab their spare change and make a stop or two during the week . . . the more we can add to … Continue reading

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Plan a fall or winter “Vacation with a Purpose” – August 6, 2010

Come visit Cozumel and enjoy the island’s natural beauty . . .

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Shoes & School Supplies Support Education for Children-Aug. 4, 2010

The island heat and humidity is stifling, but we’re having a very “cool” experience . . . giving shoes and school supplies to children of families with very limited resources.   Friends of Cozumel sponsor an annual School Supplies project … Continue reading

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Early – Mid July Happenings on the Island – July 9, 2010

Sunday, July 4th was declared a “dry” day (no alchohol sales) due to local and state elections. Elections results: Governor of Quintana Roo: Roberto Borge President (Mayor) of Cozumel: Aurelio Joaquin District VIII Representative (Diputado): Freddy Marrufo Friday, July 9 … Continue reading

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The Impact of Education (or lack of) – July 6, 2010

I recently made a home visit to the Gutierrez family to talk with Miriam, a single mother whose husband died a couple of years ago. Miriam and her children are survivors, having experienced both a great deal of sadness and … Continue reading

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Learning to sew leads to jobs & saves money – June 25, 2010

A small group of eight women gather three times a week for a couple of hours with their instructor to learn basic sewing skills. This week they completed 2/3 of a three month sewing class. They have already learned how … Continue reading

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NUAFA Celebrates Preschool Graduation – June 18, 2010

Over 50 family members gathered at NUAFA Friday evening to celebrate an important rite of passage . . . four year olds “graduating” from preschool daycare. Although all these families have very limited resources, they pooled their collective resources and … Continue reading

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NUAFA Daycare is growing – June 17, 2010

Slowly but surely the word in the community is spreading about NUAFA’s high quality educational daycare and as a result NUAFA is growing! The number of daycare children ages 1-4 has increased to 25 Nearly all are from families with … Continue reading

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“Saludos de Cozumel” Greetings from Cozumel – June 13, 2010

Volunteer efforts during the Spring 2010 Mission Trip benefitted numerous organizations and families. We’ve taken a break from posting here to focus on follow-up for these mission projects and to help local organizations plan and access resources needed for the … Continue reading

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