Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Just a few hours left for a 2013 Tax deductible donation to Mayan Families!


Dear Friends,
We have just a few hours left before 2014 arrives.  That means there is still time for you to make a tax-deductible donation to Mayan Families before the New Year. 
Don’t miss this important deadline.  Please make a donation now!
No matter the size – big or small – your gift will make a difference!

On behalf of those we serve here in Guatemala, thank you for your generosity!
Our many successes for 2013 show what we can accomplish when we work together!
Help us achieve even more in 2014!

Thank you for your donations that brought hope to so many this year. 

Don’t miss this important deadline.  Please make a donation now.  We need your help.
Whatever you can give...we will put to very good use!

Thank you for your support.!
Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy and healthy New Year!

Sincerely,
Sharon and Dwight

All of your 2013 contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. But the window for this year is closing fast, so please get your last gift in today. Thank you!

If you have any issues with your donation please email us at  websupport@mayanfamilies.org

 You can also call in your donation at any time by calling 619-550-2608.
 You can also send your donation by check to:  
MAYAN FAMILIES
P.O. Box 52
Claremont, N.C. 28610

Make your tax deductible donation now!
P.S. Many of our supporters make a gift by December 31 for their tax-planning purposes. Your generosity is vital to help us plan and fund programs for the upcoming year. The need is urgent, and your support is crucial to our future success.
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Friday, December 27, 2013

Mayan Families Year end giving


As the clock winds down on 2013, you have just a few days left to make a tax-deductible gift to support Mayan Families and the crucial work we do here in rural Guatemala.
Mayan Families End of Year Giving!
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Monday, December 23, 2013

Mayan Families December Newsletter


Mayan Families December Newsletter! 

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sabina

Sabina A0051, lives in a house made of adobe with a dirt floor. She does not even have a proper bed, she sleeps on a piece of cardboard laid over the coils of an old metal frame. She has no water in her house and must carry water from the community pump. Because of her advanced age and declining health, she is no longer able to work and cannot support herself.

Sabina will be spending her Christmas like she spends every day, alone in her dark home, sleeping on cardboard. Then a few days later on December 28th, she will spend her 75th birthday doing the same.

Sabina has many needs including: a water filter, food, blankets, a pila, and medicine. However her biggest need right now is a proper bed, mattress, and a pillow. We would love to be able to provide her with a bed so that she has somewhere comfortable to sleep for Christmas and her birthday this year. Sabina is also available for sponsorship for our Elderly Care Program, to ensure that she is able to receive a hot, nutritious meal every day.

If you are interested in donating a bed to Sabina as a life-changing Christmas or Birthday present you can go to our donation page and choose to send a gift, using Sabina's id number A0051.

If you are intersted in sponsoring Sabina for our Elderly Care Program you can go to our donation page and you will find Sabina under our "Sponsor an Elderly Person" tab.



Friday, December 6, 2013

Mayan Families Holiday Gift Appeal!


Mayan Families Holiday Gift Appeal! Please Share, Tweet, Post, Like and send it to everyone you know! Thank you!
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DISCOVER THE JOY OF GIVING GUATEMALAN STYLE
  
In Guatemala, Christmas is celebrated in humble fashion; a dinner of tamales with family and close friends.  However, for a struggling Guatemalan family, even purchasing and preparing this traditional dinner can be outside of their reach.   

The joy of receiving a gift is an even less realistic expectation for many of the wonderful people we work with-many of whom have never received an education and cannot depend on steady work.  

Mayan Families would like to offer you the opportunity to provide the gift of feeling specialand loved to a person in great need.  Please join us in helping boost the spirits of a person in  need, and consider giving a gift from the following options:
TAMALE BASKET
ELDERLY CHRISTMAS
WATER FILTER
Traditional Tamale Basket to feed 10 people
DONATE NOW
Holiday Food Bag for an elderly person
DONATE
Water Filter  with a 10 year life span
WATER FILTER
BED & MATTRESS
ONIL STOVE
SOCCER BALL
Bed & Mattress 
DONATE NOW
Onil Fuel Efficient Stove
DONATE NOW
Soccer Ball
DONATE NOW
SCHOOL SPONSORSHIP
BLANKET
BIG BEAR
The Gift of Education 
SPONSOR NOW
Blanket
DONATE NOW
Big Bear
DONATE NOW
Instructions for Donations:
  • Browse to find the ideal gift
  • Enter your student / family elderly person's number and click SUBMIT or simply leave blank if you would like it to go to a family with the greatest need
  • Select Your Christmas Gift and click ADD TO CART
  • Add any special instructions or designations (such as sending the gift in honour of someone) in the Notes section
  • If you have any problems adding your student´s number simply add a comment in the notes and will match up your gift from our end.
 
Still having problems?
You can contact us anytime at websupport@mayanfamilies.org or donate at our old website at www.mayanfamilies.net
 
To pay by check please send your donation made out to Mayan Families to: 

Mayan Families
P.O. Box 52
Claremont, N.C. 28610 

We thank you for all of your support in ensuring that these impoverished families will be able to have a happy holiday season.
 
We truly could not have done any of this without you. 
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
 
 
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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Sponsor a Student or Re-Sponsor for 2014 with Mayan Families!


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SPONSOR A STUDENT FOR 2014   
It's that time of year again! Time to Sponsor a Student and provide the gift of education made possible by you, our amazing donors. We are genuinely grateful for your support throughout the year. With your help we have been able to carry on our projects, begin new ones, and provide scholarships for students that would otherwise have no access to education.
  

See some of their amazing stories below...
Gladys Elizabeth (1031) and Keder Samuel (1962) are both moving onto the 2nd Grade in 2014. 

We are so proud of them for this achievement as so many indigenous children fail the 1st grade due to a lack of language skills and understanding of the system.

This is often made more difficult as most indigenous parents having very little education themselves.

Both Gladys and Keder are seeking new sponsors for 2014.
Luis Andres (2706) whose parents did not study beyond the 3rd Grade, is graduating from High School this year.

He is interning in our health clinic to gain experience in the medical field before he starts Medical School next year. 

Your generosity gives Luis thetools to lift himself and his family out of poverty while developing vital skills to continue to support his community. 
Sandra (346) is finishing up Graduate School where she is studying Social Work

She has been in our Student Sponsorship Program since she was five years old. 

We are so proud of her perseverance throughout the years and her hard work as head of our Education Department

Your commitment to the education of our students has given Sandra the ability to create sustainable change in her community.  
SPONSOR NOW

As we prepare for the 2014 school year beginning in January, we ask that you join us in our efforts to affect the type of change that has lasting impacts and can make generational differences by sponsoring a student.
 
Help us continue to reach students like Luis and Sandra whose families have difficulties providing the basic necessities of life, such as education, which so many of us take for granted. Your gift of education will empower students like them to pursue a better life
Sponsor a Student
Please click here to see some of our students in need of sponsorship.
There are many students in our program; eager to learn. They are waiting for your indispensable support.
SPONSOR NOW

Your gift of education helps:
  • Empower youth to eradicate illiteracy and lead their communities out of poverty by offering them the gift of education
  • Bridge the gender gap in literacy by giving a young girl the opportunity to receive a quality education
  • Combat chronic malnutrition that plagues indigenous children by sponsoring them to attend a Mayan Families Preschool Nutritional Center
Sponsorship fees for the 2014 school year (January-October) are as follows:
SCHOOL LEVEL SPONSORSHIP TYPECOST PER MONTH COST PER YEAR 
PreK - 12th GradeFull Sponsorship$30$360
PreK - 12th GradeCo-Sponsorship$15$180
UniversityFull Sponsorship$105$1,260
UniversityCo-Sponsorship$52.50630


Co-sponsorship means that sponsorship is shared between individuals or groups. Mayan Families actively looks for a co-sponsor. You are not obligated to find another sponsor; however any assistance is always appreciated. If you know someone that would like to share sponsorship with you, please contact melanie@mayanfamilies.org
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PAYMENTS 
Due to some launch issues through our new website we would ask that you make your payment using the old website method at www.mayanfamilies.net so that we can ensure that your payment goes through as quickly and effectively as possible. 

Thank you for your patience and continual support during this transition time. 

If you have trouble making a donation on our website, please call (619) 550-2608. We will be happy to assist you over the phone Monday through Friday 9-5 MST.
You may also choose to send your Student Sponsorship donation in the form of a check. Please make it payable to "Mayan Families" and send to:
                                                                                                                                 
Mayan Families
P.O. Box 52
Claremont, N.C. 28610 
 *Please be sure to include your student's number on the check

We truly could not have done any of this without you. 
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
 

Do you know someone that might want to sponsor a child? Please help spread the word by passing on this e-mail to friends and family. Feel free to also share on social media websites such as Facebook or Twitter. Thank you for your support...it is greatly appreciated!
 
If you have any questions, please e-mail 
melanie@mayanfamilies.org 
 
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Christmas Tamale Food Basket time with Mayan Families 2013!

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SEND YOUR HOLIDAY TAMALE BASKETS
  
¨If you can´t feed a hundred people, then just feed one¨
Mother Theresa, Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, 1979

Greetings from Guatemala! A place where tradition can bring hope and joy, especially during the holiday season. The practice of "Tamales at Christmas" grew from the Mayan tradition of tamales as a special and festive symbol as early as 1200 BC. Sadly, many of our families cannot afford the ingredients for tamales so each year Mayan Families distributes Tamale Food Baskets to our impoverished families so they could celebrate the holidays... 
Since 2006 we have distributed over 8,700 Tamale Baskets!
With your support, you can help make this holiday season a time of joy for our families with the following gifts:
$40 TAMALE BASKET
$15 ELDERLY FOOD BASKET
GIVE WHAT YOU CAN
A Traditional Tamale Basket to feed 10 people

This includes: 
  • a whole chicken
  • oil & rice
  • a block of drinking chocolate (it is traditional to drink hot chocolate with the tamales at midnight)
  • vegetables & fruit
  • sugar & fortified cereal
  • black beans & pasta
  • a packet of Christmas cookies. 
  • Reusable plastic basket
DONATE NOW
A Holiday Food Bag for an elderly person

This includes: 
  • rice
  • oatmeal
  • sugar
  • a small block of chocolate
  • a small packet of cookies
  • beans and corn  
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A General Donation to our Christmas Fund

Make a donation of your choosing to our General Christmas Fund. 

This will allow is to supportmany more families during this important festive time withfood, gifts and support.
DONATE NOW

Instructions for Donations:
  • Enter your student / family elderly person's number and click SUBMIT or simply leave blank if you would like it to go to a family with the greatest need
  • Select Your Christmas Gift and click ADD TO CART
  • Add any special instructions or designations (such as sending the gift in honour of someone) in the Notes section

To pay by check please send your donation made out to Mayan Families to: 

Mayan Families
P.O. Box 52
Claremont, N.C. 28610 

We thank you for all of your support in ensuring that these impoverished families will be able to have a happy holiday season.



We truly could not have done any of this without you. 
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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Feliz Dia de Acción de Gracias from Mayan Families!


Happy Thanksgiving, Feliz Dia de Acción de Gracias from Mayan Families!
   
You are amazing!  

Thank you for what you have helped us to accomplish this year!
Thank you for the food to feed the elderly, the children, the babies...the families who were hungry and had nothing to eat.
 
Thank you for the shoes that children now have to wear on their feet, warm clothes, blankets to keep them warm at this very chilly time of the year.
Right now there is very cold weather in Guatemala...some of our families live in  flimsy, ramshackle houses...the wind is rushing through...but thanks to so many of you..there are also families who have strong, safe houses to live in. They have warm beds and blankets...where before they were sleeping on dirt floors. 

Many of our students have graduated this year....this would have been an impossible dream for them without your help. 
Others hope to go to school next year...and you are making this a reality. 
There are people who owe their lives to the medical care you have provided...and there are many more who are living healthier lives because of their access to medical care, clean water and stoves that you have given. 

Micro loans have helped many get a hand up this year...starting their own businesses or increasing an existing business..helping them to succeed a little more to support their families. 

Thank you on behalf of all the newborn babies, children, women and men in Guatemala that you have helped ..thanks for all the joy, the hugs, the smiles, the gifts, the help and the hope you have given!

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays to you and your family from our all of us at Mayan Families.

p.s. We now have a new website and it has been experiencing a few "glitches". If you would find it easier to donate through our old website...you can access the old website which is still functioning at www.mayanfamilies.net
Please don't forget to get your orders in for Tamale baskets for your sponsored student or for any family in need to celebrate Navidad!  Just $40 to give a food basket that will feed a family of 10 or more.
We are offering gifts for children from $5, $10 or $20 ...if you would like to Sponsor a Student or send a gift to your sponsored student and their family or to a child in need, we will be happy to make that happen. Click here to donate on the New Web Site  or  Click here to Donate on our Old Web Site, Thank you!  
With your support, you can help make this holiday season a time of joy for our families with the following gifts:
$40 TAMALE BASKET
$15 ELDERLY FOOD BASKET
GIVE WHAT YOU CAN
A Traditional Tamale Basket to feed 10 people

This includes: 
  • a whole chicken
  • oil & rice
  • a block of drinking chocolate (it is traditional to drink hot chocolate with the tamales at midnight)
  • vegetables & fruit
  • sugar & fortified cereal
  • black beans & pasta
  • a packet of Christmas cookies. 
  • Reusable plastic basket
DONATE NOW
A Holiday Food Bag for an elderly person

This includes: 
  • rice
  • oatmeal
  • sugar
  • a small block of chocolate
  • a small packet of cookies
  • beans and corn  
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A General Donation to our Christmas Fund

Make a donation of your choosing to our General Christmas Fund. 

This will allow us to supportmany more families during this important festive time withfood, gifts and support.
DONATE NOW
Instructions for Donations:
  • Enter your student / family elderly person's number and click SUBMIT or simply leave blank if you would like it to go to a family with the greatest need
  • Select Your Christmas Gift and click ADD TO CART
  • Add any special instructions or designations (such as sending the gift in honour of someone) in the Notes section

To pay by check please send your donation made out to Mayan Families to: 

Mayan Families
P.O. Box 52
Claremont, N.C. 28610 

We thank you for all of your support in ensuring that these impoverished families will be able to have a happy holiday season.
 

 
We truly could not have done any of this without you. 
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
 
 
www.mayanfamilies.org
Like us on Facebook         View our videos on YouTube
Mayan Families | 619-550-2608 | melanie@mayanfamilies.org | http://www.mayanfamilies.org
2609 Hartford St.
San Diego, CA 92110

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