Sunday, December 12, 2010

Still time for food baskets and gifts to Guatemala.

Christmas is almost upon us, and many sponsors have written asking if it is still possible to send a Tamale Basket or a gift to their sponsored students...yes--there is still time!  The Tamale Baskets give enough food to feed a family of 10 people, and are a great way to ensure that your sponsored student can enjoy a traditional holiday meal with their family.  More than that, the baskets are in many cases a much needed supplement for families who have been struggling to keep food on the table during this particularly difficult year.  More information, and instructions for donating a basket, can be found on the Mayan Families website, here.

Due to many requests, this year we have also provided a small list of toys that can be purchased here in Guatemala as Christmas gifts for sponsored students (you can find the list here).  If you would like to make your sponsored student's holiday a little brighter with a gift, we will be happy to purchase it and send you a photo of the student as they receive it.

Finally, if you would like to send a Tamale Basket, toy, or other donation in someone else's name this Christmas, we have provided several holiday cards which can be printed out and given as gifts.  There are two options that can be used for any type of donation, and four that are designed for specific gifts--Tamale baskets, water filters, fuel-efficient stoves, and beds.  You can find them all here, at, a website run by 3 of our volunteers.  These are great for the people on your list who already have everything!

You do not have to be a sponsor to send a Tamale basket of food to a needy family....or a gift for a child who otherwise will not receive one.

Thank you, and have a great holiday,

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