“Gracias” to the Tharalson Family for Bringing Donations – March 23, 2011

Thoralson Family DonationsFrom left: Jill, Steven, Erika and Mike Tharalson enjoy their last spring break vacation meal at the downtown plaza. The Thoralsons returned home to Woodbury, Minnesota earlier this week.

They have been coming to Cozumel for years and have seen many changes during that time. Jill and Mike commented, one thing that hasn’t changed is the warm welcome they receive from local employees at their favorite hotel, Casa del Mar, who have watched their children, Steven and Erika, grow up over the years. At the ripe “old” age of 12, Steven now towers over many of the employees!

Cozumel children will benefit from Steven and Erika’s growth spurts! The Tharalsons brought several bags of wonderful kids’ clothing and shoes for Friends of Cozumel volunteers to distribute to families in need. Some of the donated clothing and shoes still had price tags on them and others looked as if they were worn only a few times. Gently used children’s clothing and shoes are such a need here. The timing was perfect . . . the day after we met the Tharalsons we went to Jose’s family to distribute shoes and sandals to the children and mothers of this extended, multi-generational family.

THANKS Tharalsons! We sure appreciate you and others bringing donations despite luggage limitations. Every little bit helps.

Check back to see photos of the shoe distribution and update on Jose’s family in the next posting. — Karen

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