San Pedro Christmas Collection Delivers 2200 Toys AND 2200 Meals to the Kids of Our Island
A few years back…the first year of the pandemic, Ivan and his buddy Stan had an amazing idea – raise money and buy kids toys for Christmas. Things were tough for so many…the island had been under strict restrictions for seven months, and tourism…well…the industry that fuels our economy was at a standstill. They got it done. And since then, they’ve grown the initiative. Exponentially. The event that started to help a smaller group has turned into an absolutely incredible and epic event. Series of events. That culminated in delivering 2200 meals and 2200 gifts to every single school kid in San Pedro (under high school age).
Basically, I learned the true meaning of Christmas: flounce in for the very last day of a huge many-month effort by scores of volunteers to do the most fun part. Give out the gifts. You might be wondering…how much money does it take to buy 2200 gifts…in Belize? How does one go about preparing 2200 meals to deliver? ALOT! These kids were sooo excited and yet so well mannered. I know…it sounds impossible but it was true!Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Scoop