Gregg and his lovely wife stopped in last week and made my day, week, month! Gregg usually puts his contributution to Sosua Kids in the "Jar" everytime he stops in at Checkpoint....well this time he had an even BIGGER surprise! Not only did he do his usual personal contribution, he informed me that Sosua Kids is now a registered Beyond the Beach Charity! Hats off to all of you in Canada and elsewhere that suppost Beyond The Beach- we are proud to be a part of such an amazing group of people! If anyone wants more info, I am sure the BTB website will be updates soon, but you can check out the Sosua Kids space at: sosuakids.spaces.live.com/ GREGG- you made me cry- with a full grill of Hamburgers to deal with!!! The place was packed and everyone was so thrilled at the news...we even brought in more donations because of it! Your charity is heartwarming and we love you! Colleen Sosua Kids Volunteer/Fundraiser
As I said on your Checkpoint Forum.... it is our pleasure to help organizations that help the kids of the Dominican Republic - they are the future!
Also, we have had a lot of support from business owners, such as yourself and others toward raising the money we have.
With donations of items from the DR, we have raised the money by on-line auctions and the silent auction at our annual Fiesta's from the fine people here on Debbie's forums as well as others... We take money from anyone!!!
There is information on our website about this years efforts - please help if you can either by: - purchasing a voucher - donating an item/s and - attending the Fiesta in Orangeville on July 28th!
Olive Thompson, President Beyond The Beach Children's Foundation
Thanks Olive. Man would I love to attend the Fiesta in Orangeville, but don't think I will make it Canada this summer (the sacrifices you have to make when you buy a house!)...but maybe next year! And I will always take part in anything here in the DR, so keep me posted on happenings here as well. I so agree with you that children are the future- which is why I am dedicated to programs like these. See you soon!