Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Semana Santa Food Baskets for Guatemalan families in need.

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Semana Santa Food Basket
Dear friends,
Malnutrition and hunger are huge problems for indigenous Mayan communities.
Student Sponsorship program

The families that we work with do not have enough for even the most basic foods, much less the traditional foods that are eaten during Semana Santa (Holy Week), the week-long springtime celebration that corresponds with Easter.

Semana Santa is a time of sharing in Guatemala -- Please consider giving a food basket to a hungry family to share for  Semana Santa. 

This basket will include:
-Traditional fragrant sweetbreads
-A block of drinking chocolate (It is traditional to have the sweet bread with hot chocolate)
-A chicken
-Incaparina - a fortified cereal
These items (some of which might be substituted depending on availability) will come in a large, reusable plastic basket that has many uses in a Guatemalan household.
Family Aid Program
Your food basket donation can make the difference between another week of hunger, and the joyous celebration of an important holiday.  Any donation you can send will help to relieve the crushing poverty that these children and families endure.
If you would like to give a basket of food to  your sponsored student, or any needy family, please send a donation of $35 to the Community Aid Project at Mayan Families.
You can make a difference now!
To make a contribution for the Easter-Semana Santa Tamale Food baskets please go to our website 
 and go the Community Aid Donation section to send a donation. If you would like to designate a special family or a sponsored student to receive your basket please send us their student number, family aid number, or full name by e-mail to Sharon@mayanfamilies.org
If you would like to pay by check please send your donation made out to Mayan Families to:
Mayan Families
P.O. Box 52
Claremont, N.C. 28610
If you would like to give this gift in Honor of someone special, please send us an email to:
Thank you for your support. 
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Mayan Families is a small non-profit group working in the Highlands of
Guatemala. We are a registered 501(c)(3) Non Profit Charity of the Internal Revenue Code. .
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