Together we can (and did) make a difference – February 8, 2018


Thank you volunteers. Thirty-two volunteers lent a helping hand during the Friends of Cozumel Winter Mission Project week January 29-February 5, 2018. Here are the key highlights and results:

  1. Learning: Volunteers taught 14 skills workshops involving 200 youth and adult participants (sewing, repurposing materials for the home, crafts, carpentry, and cooking). Learning opportunities will continue throughout the year as a result of a “train the trainer” approach used in several workshops and eight new sewing machines brought by volunteers.
  2. Education: Our School Supply Distribution Project inventory to benefit 500+ students again this summer received a HUGE boost from volunteers who brought 215 backpacks, 150lbs of school supplies and sewed 185 pencil pouches
  3. Support youth with special needs/disabilities: Volunteers constructed multiple projects and donated resources to five non-profit organizations and schools that provide education and/or therapy for youth with special needs. Projects included: repainting therapy tables and chairs; constructing picnic tables, security gates, shelves, backpack racks, therapy swings and supplies.
  4. Specific family needs: Provided food supplies and volunteers brought 100+lbs of clothing.
  5. Ministry efforts: Constructed prayer benches, refinished worship lectern, sewed flags for worship dance team, made worship banners.

Click here to view a short slide show of our mission projects and results.

Friends of Cozumel normally hosts three mission project weeks a year: Winter (dates vary from late January – early March); Summer (mid-July to early August); and pre-holiday (mid-December to Christmas). Interested in volunteering? Our summer mission dates are July 18-25, 2018.

Karen and Larry in Cozumel

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