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Bingo for Beans and Babies – Week 12

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Thursday, September 24 Bingo for Beans and Babies at bite me! beach club drew a record crowd of 79 people. We raised $10,440.00 pesos  in support of Pasitos de Luz. We have surpassed our original goal of $100,00.00 and we still have the closing night party to go. What an awesome effort from everyone!

This weeks caller was Grant Hunermund of bite me! beach club, bringing us full circle to our opening night way back in July.

Grant

There were many great prizes up for grabs, and this weeks lucky winners were:

Speaking of parties…

Mad Hatter Party Flyer

Don’t forget about our wrap party on October 1, and definitely don’t forget your hat. Be it a bowler, a ball cap, a wedding veil or sombrero the craziest and most outrageous hat will win yet another terrific prize. So plug in your glue gun and start planning. “Mad Hatter Party” will be at bite me! beach club in the seaside lounge Thursday October 1st, 2009  7 pm until the wee hours. The evening will feature a benefit concert by award winning singer Kim Kuzma (www.kimkuzma.com) and free nibbles from bite me! beach club.  We will also be drawing our raffles prizes which include:

  • 6 nights 7 days plus daily breakfast for two at Blue Seas Resort and Spa. Compliments of Blue Seas Resort & Spa.  Value $1500.00 US.
  • 2 nights 3 days at Molino De Agua. Compliments of Ross and Sandra. Value $800.00 US.
  • Sunset Cruise for 8. Compliments of Pegaso Chartering. Value $3500.00 MN.
  • Cocktail party for 8. Compliments of Food By Seth. Value $4000.00 MN.
  • 3 hour Bay Cruise. Compliments of Sail Vallarta. Value $3500.00 MN.
  • Original painting by Cassandra Shaw. Compliments of Cassandra Shaw Jewelery. Value $5000.00 MN.
  • 7 nights at Jardin del Almendro. Compliments of Tracy Parks. Value $875.00 US.
  • 2 nights at Studio Sevilla. Compliments of Ron Morgan. Value $390.00 US.
  • 2 nights at Molino De Agua. Compliments of Ron Morgan. Value $990.00 US.
  • 2 nights at Casa de Sevilla. Compliments of Ron Morgan. Value $500.00 US.
  • 2 nights 3 days in the penthouse suite.  Compliments of Andale´s On The Bay. Value $850.00 US.
  • Photo shoot. Compliments of Joseph Kandoll. Value $5000.00 MN.
  • One year of free advertising. Compliments of BanderasNews. Value $5000.00 MN.
  • Original painting by Lalo Morales. Compliments of Lalo Morales Gallery. Value $8000.00 MN.
  • Original Manuel Morales ceramic vase. Compliments of T. Fuller Fine Art.  Value $990.00 USD.
  • Bronze Cuevas sculpture, “Indian Meditating”.  Compliments of Gerardo at Unique Consignments.  Value $2500 MN.

This will truly be a night to remember. Ticket are $50 pesos only and available at PVRPV, bite me! beach club, Xocodiva. Of course the party is open to everyone,  and tickets will also be available at the door. After all, the more the merrier.

The amazing generosity of local businesses and friends continued. Donating prizes this week were:

Trattoria Michel, Balcones, Ambiance By Marcia, Bill Kelly, Jose Morales, Joe Jacks Fish Shack, Bohemia Boutique, Club Mañana, Garbo, El Arrayan, Yoga Vallarta, La Bodega de Nina, Health Care Resources, Chuck Mallery, Vallarta Tribune, Restaurant La Dianita, PV Mirror, Kathy Lowther, Bar Frida, Blue Seas Resort & Spa, Dee’s Coffee Company, Apaches Martini Bar, Maria O’Connor-Tropicasa Realty, The Botanical Gardens, Los Veranos Canopy Tour, bite me! beach club, PVRPV – Puerto Vallarta Rentals & Property Management, Xocodiva, Banana Cantina, Cassandra Shaw Jewellery, Fishing With Carolina, Adriana Garcia, Encore Boutique, Ron Morgan, Paul Crist-Hotel Mercurio.

Thank you again to the many people who have helped to make this event a success. We could not have done it without your generosity. We are looking forward to seeing you all at the closing party!

As we all know, PVRPV did amazingly well with the Food Drive. They are thrilled that through many sources and your generous donations at our weekly Bingo they have received enough food and no longer require anything for the Drive. That being said however, below is a wish list from Pasitos De Luz. These items are needed to ensure the health and welfare of the children they serve. Anyone who brings any of these items to Bingo will receive a free Bingo card. How´s that for a deal, folks?

Click on Wish List to Enlarge

And if this isn´t enough, stay tuned for 3 more Bingo night´s to assist the Botanical Gardens with their effort to beautify Vallarta. They will be planting 5000 Buganvilia bushes from the airport to Mismaloya and they need our help. So on behalf of the committee was will be hosting Bingo Friday Oct 9, 16 and 23. Come on out and help with this terrific project.

bite me! beach club is located on Los Muertos Beach directly south of the Tropicana Hotel. For Reservations, call 223-1521 ext. 234.

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Press Release – Bingo for Beans and Babies –

Since Thursday, July 9, bite me! beach club, in association with PVRPV and Xocodiva, has been hosting a weekly charity bingo in support of Pasitos de Luz, an organization that helps area children with developmental disabilities, and the Bay Area food drive.

Many local business owners have pitched in to help, donating prizes and acting as guest bingo callers. Residents and visitors to Vallarta have turned out in droves to support these two very worthy causes, and to date we have raised over $100,000.00 pesos for Pasitos De Luz, and accepted numerous donations to the food drive.

While the highly successful food drive has now wrapped up, Pasitos de Luz is still in need of support. This is a family run charity that receives no government funding.

On October 1 from 7PM until whenever, will be the culmination of the 12 weeks of fun and frolic. Our closing party is entitled Mad Hatter. There will be prizes for the most impressive, outrageous and /or alarming hat worn by partygoers. Be it a baseball cap, bowler, top hat, beach bonnet or space helmet, no headgear is too out there for this affair. And we have a special guest. Award winning singer Kim Kuzma will be performing. If you have missed Kim´s previous performances here in Vallarta, we assure you this is a must-see show! We will also be drawing our raffle prizes, valued up to $1500.00 USD.

  • 6 nights 7 days plus daily breakfast for two at Blue Seas Resort and Spa. Compliments of Blue Seas Resort & Spa.  Value $1500.00 US.
  • 2 nights 3 days at Molino De Agua. Compliments of Ross and Sandra. Value $800.00 US.
  • Sunset Cruise for 8. Compliments of Pegaso Chartering. Value $3500.00 MN.
  • Cocktail party for 8. Compliments of Food By Seth. Value $4000.00 MN.
  • 3 hour Bay Cruise. Compliments of Sail Vallarta. Value $3500.00 MN.
  • Original painting by Cassandra Shaw. Compliments of Cassandra Shaw Jewelery. Value $5000.00 MN.
  • 7 nights at Jardin del Almendro. Compliments of Tracy Parks. Value $875.00 US.
  • 2 nights at Studio Sevilla. Compliments of Ron Morgan. Value $390.00 US.
  • 2 nights at Molino De Agua. Compliments of Ron Morgan. Value $990.00 US.
  • 2 nights at Casa de Sevilla. Compliments of Ron Morgan. Value $500.00 US.
  • 2 nights 3 days in the penthouse suite.  Compliments of Andale´s On The Bay. Value $850.00 US.
  • Photo shoot. Compliments of Joseph Kandoll. Value $5000.00 MN.
  • One year of free advertising. Compliments of BanderasNews. Value $5000.00 MN.
  • Original painting by Lalo Morales. Compliments of Lalo Morales Gallery. Value $8000.00 MN.
  • Original Manuel Morales ceramic vase. Compliments of T. Fuller Fine Art.  Value $990.00 USD.
  • Bronze Cuevas sculpture, “Indian Meditating”.  Compliments of Gerardo at Unique Consignments.  Value $2500 MN.

Tickets for the Mad Hatter party are $50.00 pesos and are available at bite me! beach club, PVRPV – Puerto Vallarta Rentals & Property Management and Xocodiva, and at our weekly bingo games.

So come on out, this is definitely an antidote to the rainy season blahs!

bite me! beach club is located on Los Muertos Beach, at the foot of Calle Abedul, directly south of Hotel Tropicana

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URGENT NEED FOR BLOOD!

THERE IS AN URGENT, URGENT NEED FOR BLOOD!

NAME: LOLA JANET CEBESKI

A+ OR O+ (UNIVERSAL)

THE BLOOD BANK IS LOCATED AT HOSPITAL SAN JAVIER MARINA.

NOTE THAT IF YOU COULD DONATE IN LOLA’S NAME THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

AS WELL, THE BLOOD BANK IS CRITICALLY LOW ON BLOOD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT

PAM THOMPSON

pamela@healthcareresourcespv.com

044 322 107 7007

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Street Children Shelter “Vida Nueva”

The street children shelter “Vida Nueva” here in Puerto Vallarta wants to be able to give the boys a merry Christmas.  The holiday season is one of the most difficult times for the children as it highlights that they are away from their families.  Throughout the year they are clothed in hand-me-downs that are donated by the public.  At Christmas time we would like to be able to give them a new outfit of clothes, tennis shoes and some school shoes.  Living in care does not really enable them to have many personal items.  Their lives are dictated by what is provided for them.   We would like the children to receive a small stocking with some small, fun items and a gift that is meaningful to the individual.  In this economic climate we very much need your help to achieve this.  I have a full “wish list” of items, to fit every budget, that are needed to complete our goal. If you are interested in donating items to help the children have a merry and festive Christmas – please email me at pamela@healthcareresourcespv.com indicating your budget and I can send you an item/suggestion from our list.  It is only with the generosity of others that Christmas can be made a better time of year for these extremely special children.

The holidays may seem a long ways off but in order to have everything in place by mid-December, we must begin now in order to have this project completed by mid-December. Since many of you are in the US or Canada at this time, and many of the items needed are much less expensive there, I am thinking this would be the perfect time to purchase your donation. With all of us pulling together, it will be possible to give the boys a holiday that every child deserves!

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!

Pamela Thompson

HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta

044 322 107 7007

www.healthcareresourcespv.com

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Bingo for Beans and Babies Week 11

We  have surpassed our original goal!!!

We have surpassed our original goal!!!

Thursday, September 17 marked the second to last Bingo for Beans and Babies at bite me! beach club. 59 people showed up to play in aid of Pasitos de Luz. We  have now surpassed our original goal of $100,000.00 pesos, and we still have one more bingo, plus the closing party to go.

This weeks guest caller was Paul Crist from Hotel Mercurio. Though nervous at first, Paul quickly warmed to the task and even requested another guest spot in the future. ¡Muchas Gracias Paul!

Guest Caller Paul Crist

Guest Caller Paul Crist

There were many great prizes up for grabs, and this week’s lucky winners were:

Speaking of Parties…

Mad Hatter Party Flyer
Mad Hatter Party Flyer

Don’t forget about our wrap party on October 1, and definitely don’t forget your hat. Be it a bowler, a ball cap, a wedding veil or sombrero the craziest and most outrageous hat will win yet another terrific prize. So plug in your glue gun and start planning. “Mad Hatter Party” will be at bite me! beach club in the seaside lounge Thursday October 1st, 2009 7 pm until the wee hours. The evening will feature a benefit concert by award winning singer Kim Kuzma (www.kimkuzma.com) and free nibbles from bite me! beach club.

We will also be drawing our raffles prizes which include:

  • 6 nights 7 days plus daily breakfast for two at Blue Seas Resort and Spa. Compliments of Blue Seas Resort & Spa.  Value $1500.00 US.
  • 2 nights 3 days at Molino De Agua. Compliments of Ross and Sandra. Value $800.00 US.
  • Sunset Cruise for 8. Compliments of Pegaso Chartering. Value $3500.00 MN.
  • Cocktail party for 8. Compliments of Food By Seth. Value $4000.00 MN.
  • 3 hour Bay Cruise. Compliments of Sail Vallarta. Value $3500.00 MN.
  • Original painting by Cassandra Shaw. Compliments of Cassandra Shaw Jewelery. Value $5000.00 MN.
  • 7 nights at Jardin del Almendro. Compliments of Tracy Parks. Value $875.00 US.
  • 2 nights at Studio Sevilla. Compliments of Ron Morgan. Value $390.00 US.
  • 2 nights at Molino De Agua. Compliments of Ron Morgan. Value $990.00 US.
  • 2 nights at Casa de Sevilla. Compliments of Ron Morgan. Value $500.00 US.
  • 2 nights 3 days in the penthouse suite.  Compliments of Andale´s On The Bay. Value $850.00 US.
  • Photo shoot. Compliments of Joseph Kandoll. Value $5000.00 MN.
  • One year of free advertising. Compliments of BanderasNews. Value $5000.00 MN.
  • Original painting by Lalo Morales. Compliments of Lalo Morales Gallery. Value $8000.00 MN.
  • Original Manuel Morales ceramic vase. Compliments of T. Fuller Fine Art.  Value $990.00 USD.
  • Bronze Cuevas sculpture, “Indian Meditating”.  Compliments of Unique Consignments.  Value $2500 MN.

This will truly be a night to remember. Tickets are $50 pesos only and available at PVRPV – Puerto Vallarta Rentals Premier Vacations, bite me! beach club, Xocodiva and at our weekly bingo nights every Thursday. And of course the party is open to everyone, after all the more the merrier.

The amazing generosity of local businesses and friends continued. Donating prizes this week were:

El Arrayan, Ambiance By Marcia, Joe Jack’s Fish Shack, Benittos Deli, Trattoria Michel, Blue Seas Resort & Spa, Ron Morgan, Balcones, La Bodega de Nina, The Botanical Gardens, Garbo, Pam Thompson- HealthCare Resources, Yoga Vallarta, Maria O’Connor-Tropicasa Realty, Apaches Martini Bar, Sea Me Eye Wear, Bohemia Boutique, El Sofa Café, Club Mañana, Chuck Mallery, Bar Frida, Los Veranos Canopy Tour, Kathy Lowther, Restaurant Dianita, bite me! beach club, Xocodiva, PVRPV – Puerto Vallarta Rentals & Property Management, Banana Cantina, Cassandra Shaw Jewellery, Fishing With Carolina, Adriana Garcia, PV Mirror, Yogi & Cheryl Sellers, Encore Boutique, Paul Crist-Hotel Mercurio.

And the list keeps growing. As always, a thousand thanks! We couldn´t do it without all of you.

Next week´s caller is a special mystery guest. Don´t forget, if you bring a friend who has never attended before you will receive a free bingo card as our thanks.

Also if you own a business and would like to contribute prizes please contact us. There is no small donation.

We are extremely pleased to announce three more charity bingo nights. October 8, 15, and 22 will be in support of the Botanical Gardens, which hopes to plant 5000 bugambilia bushes between the airport and Mismaloya. Come on out and help make Vallarta even more beautiful!

As we all know PVRPV – Puerto Vallarta Vacation – has wrapped up their incredibly successful food drive. They are thrilled that through many sources and your generous donations at our weekly Bingo, the food drive was able to do so much for so many. That being said however, below is a wish list from Pasitos De Luz. These items are needed to ensure the health and welfare of the children they serve. Anyone who brings any of these items to Bingo will receive a free Bingo card. How´s that for a deal, folks?

Click on Wish List to Enlarge

Bingo for Beans and Babies will continue every Thursday night until October 1 at bite me! Beach Club.

bite me! Beach Club is located on Los Muertos Beach directly south of the Tropicana Hotel. For Reservations, call 223-1521 ext. 234.

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Cat Lovers!!!

The following blog entry is from PVRPV Staff Member Paloma Bartz

Pet Heaven in Puerto Vallarta is an altruistic partnership led by two cat lovers: Gary Phillips & Bob Lloyd. They have built a shelter for animals which bears about 150 cats; it is noteworthy that only during spring-summer 50 were housed. The refuge is a ranch of approximately ½ acre. They not only give them shelter, but a better life. They feed and nurture them, as well as, pamper and love them.

The kittens they take care of aren’t currently in physical adoption, but rather virtual, since they’ve created a program called “Virtual Adoption Program.” Where you can virtually support your cat with a donation of $ 100.00 USD for a year and its name and photo, along with your name and your home town or country will be displayed on the wall called “Heaven’s Keepers.”

So if you’re one of the many cat lovers, help contribute the cause.


For more information, please visit their website:

http://www.petheavenmx.com/

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Bingo for Beans and Babies Week 10

Almost there!!!
Almost there!!!

Thursday, September 10 Bingo for Beans and Babies at bite me! Beach Club drew another great crowd of happy bingo-ers. 54 people showed up to play in aid of Pasitos de Luz. We raised $8,590.00 pesos, in support of Pasitos de Luz. Our total to date is $94,590.00, with two more bingos and the closing night party to go.

This week’s guest callers were Juan Carlos Garcia (Puerto Vallarta Condo Rentals)  and Lina Longpre (Property Management Services) from PVRPV. Great job, guys!

Lina Longrpé & Juan Carlos

Lina Longrpé & Juan Carlos

There were many great prizes up for grabs, and this week’s lucky winners were:

Game 1: Dane Moore
Game 1: Dane Moore
Game 2: Jorge Hernandez
Game 2: Jorge Hernandez
Game 3 Wally Demary
Game 3: Wally Demary
Game 4 Jack Walder
Game 4: Jack Walder
Game 5: Stephen Davis
Game 5: Stephen Davis
Game 6: Hector Medina
Game 6: Hector Medina
Game 7: Laura Reeves
Game 7: Laura Reeves
Game 8: Don Hughes
Game 8: Don Hughes
Game 8: Stephen Davis
Game 8: Stephen Davis

Speaking of Parties…

Mad Hatter Party Flyer
Mad Hatter Party Flyer

Don’t forget about our wrap party on October 1, and definitely don’t forget your hat. Be it a bowler, a ball cap, a wedding veil or sombrero the craziest and most outrageous hat will win yet another terrific prize. So plug in your glue gun and start planning. “Mad Hatter Party” will be at bite me! beach club in the seaside lounge Thursday October 1st, 2009 7 pm until the wee hours. The evening will feature a benefit concert by award winning singer Kim Kuzma (www.kimkuzma.com) and free nibbles from bite me! beach club.

We will also be drawing our raffles prizes which include:

This will truly be a night to remember. Tickets are $50 pesos only and available at PVRPV – Puerto Vallarta Rentals Premier Vacations, bite me! beach club, Xocodiva and at our weekly bingo nights every Thursday. And of course the party is open to everyone, after all the more the merrier.

The amazing generosity of local businesses and friends continued. Donating prizes this week were:

Trattoria Michel, Ambiance by Marcia, Apaches Bar, Yoga Vallarta, La Bodega de Nina, Jose Morales, Club Mañana, El Arrayan, El Sofa Café, Hacienda Jalisco, Dick’s Halfway Inn, Bar Frida, Maria O’Conner-Tropicasa Realty, Benitto’s Deli, La Bohemia Boutique, Balcones Bar&Disco, Garbo, The Botanical Gardens, Los Veranos Canopy Tour, Sea Me Eye Wear, Blue Seas Resort & Spa, Pam Thompson, Chuck Mallery, bite me! beach club, Xocodiva, PVRPV – Puerto Vallarta Property Management, Cassandra Shaw, Banana Cantina, Fishing with Carolina, Encore Boutique, PV Mirror, Adriana Garcia, Restaurant Gilmar, Paul Crist – Hotel Mercurio, Steve Fischer, Lalo Morales.

And the list keeps growing. As always, a thousand thanks! We couldn´t do it without all of you.

Next week´s fabulous caller is none other than Paul Crist of Hotel Mercurio. Don´t forget, if you bring a friend who has never attended before you will receive a free bingo card as our thanks.

Also if you own a business and would like to contribute prizes please contact us. There is no small donation.

As we all know PVRPV – Puerto Vallarta Vacation – has done amazingly well with the Food Drive and they are pleased to announce the last packaging party was September 4th. They are thrilled that through many sources and your generous donations at our weekly Bingo, their food drive was a huge success. That being said however, below is a wish list from Pasitos De Luz. These items are needed to ensure the health and welfare of the children they serve. Anyone who brings any of these items to Bingo will receive a free Bingo card. How´s that for a deal, folks?

Click on Wish List to Enlarge

Bingo for Beans and Babies will continue every Thursday night until October 1 at bite me! Beach Club.

bite me! Beach Club is located on Los Muertos Beach directly south of the Tropicana Hotel. For Reservations, call 223-1521 ext. 234.

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Food Drive Wrap Up Report!

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What began in the spring as an idea as to just how we could assist our friends and neighbors here in Puerto Vallarta through some very, very tough economic times through the summer months, blossomed in to a massive undertaking.

Pamela Thompson - HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta -
Pamela Thompson – HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta -

First, I went to my dear friend Philippa Vernon-Powell (field director for New Life Mexico www.newlifemexico.com). I knew that she had the contacts with DIF (Social Services) and that they could provide us with the people most in need. This, in turn, lead to contact with Jesus Barrio Trejo, the Director of Child Protective Services (Director de Proteccion a la Infancia) who provided us with eight different registered groups under Child Protective Services who we all decided were some of the most in dire need. As well, going via these programs, each and every child-person receiving the prepared food packages were registered with each program. Each group has weekly meetings with Child Protective Services in their local colonia.

Philippa Vernon-Powell - Field Director for New Life Mexico -
Philippa Vernon-Powell – Field Director for New Life Mexico -

Next, I went to Tim at PVRPV – Puerto Vallarta Rentals -  (www.pvrpv.com) I am sure the next time that I say to Tim – “Hey! I have an idea! Can you help?” he will run the other direction! Tim and his PVRPV Team jumped on board and agreed to be the primary location for drop-off’s of donations. This not only kept their office filled with piles and piles of beans, rice, lentils, soup cubes and pasta, Tim and his Team began the most detailed and extensive Excel sheet imaginable. Each and every grain was documented as it arrived.

Tim D. Longpré - PVRPV's President -
Tim D. Longpré – PVRPV’s President -

Chris Benson from the Coffee Cup in the Marina, Actinver (various locations) and G3MX Realty Group became drop off points as well. Emails announcing the Food Drive went out in mass. Rick & Sarah Hepting (www.vallartascene.com) joined in and via their message board, donations nearly doubled! Sid Goodman assisted with monetary donations via his Paypal account.

Sarah Hepting
Sarah Hepting
Rick Hepting
Rick Hepting

Sid Goodman
Sid Goodman

The response was beyond incredible!!! Hundreds and hundreds of bags of the food for the food bags began streaming in.

The next step was to figure out how in the world we would be able to bag up the food for the monthly distributions. PVRPV once again stepped up to the plate and began having monthly “packaging parties“. Volunteers showed up on the appointed dates-times willing to sweat, huff and puff, and package! The cohesiveness of each packaging party was enough to remind us all what a truly wonderful group of foreigners live in our area. Fab photographer Josef Kandoll (http://www.josefkandollw.com/) and videographers Ray Dion (www.promovisionpv.com) and Laura Gelazunas (http://videodivaproductions.com/) documented these events for the world to see.

Ray Dion

Ray Dion

Laura Gelazunas

Laura Gelazunas

Josef Kandoll

Josef Kandoll

As September rolled around and we approached the end of the program (we committed to the distributions through September), it was time for one last Packaging Party – and a party it was! Serenaded by the music of The Bambino’s and fed by Victor of the new Victor’s Bar & Grill (Pino Suarez 232 – phone 223-9424 – a new place offering delicious pizza’s, chicken wings and more!) volunteers worked diligently on one of the hottest afternoons so far this year, packaging more than 1,000 bags of food!!! Soaked and sweaty clothes were the mode but were accompanied by huge smiles. Clothes were definitely dampened, but spirits were not!

Los Bambinos
Los Bambinos

Take a look at some of these incredible statistics:

  • Each Food Package contained beans, rice, lentils, soup cubes and pasta. Enough to feed a family of four for one week.
  • Each bag weighed approximately 4.5 kg.
  • Approximate total of kilos distributed: 17,050 kg!
  • Distributed to 3,789 families.
  • Each packaging party was attended by approximately 65 people. That is a total (throughout the summer) of 260 volunteers which equals 520 hands!
  • Each donation was documented and receipted! There are far too many people to list and thank as it is a mind-boggling amount! But an extra-special thanks needs to be given to:
  • Every single donor.
  • Every single volunteer at all of the Packaging Parties!
  • Tim and his PVRPV Team.
  • Philippa Vernon-Powell and her assistant Hugo Oregon (who schlepped mountains of donations all over the place).
  • Josef Kandoll for photography.
  • Rick and Sarah Hepting – Vallarta Scene
  • Sid Goodman.
  • Banderas News.
  • Bar Frida.
  • Food (for helping hands!) donations – Victor’s Bar and Grill, Nina Goodhope (who makes absolutely without a doubt, the very best cookies in town).
  • Gary Beck and the Yahoo Southside Message Board.
  • Sam’s and Costco
  • The Bambino’s

This program not only proved to one and all what can be accomplished with organization, transparency and a whole lot of love, it reminds us all that we must take care of one another, through good times and bad. We are blessed to have food to eat when we are hungry!

Now, hang on to your hats and wait until you hear about the next project!!!

Mad Hatter Party Flyer
Mad Hatter Party Flyer

Pamela Thompson

HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta

www.healthcareresourcespv.com

Pictures Donated by photographer Josef Kandoll (http://www.josefkandollw.com/)

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Final Packaging party for the Puerto Vallarta Banderas Bay Food Drive

PVRPV has been involved since May in the local Puerto Vallarta Banderas Bay food drive.  On Sept 4th our last packaging party, over 60 people attended to help package over 1100 bags of food.

Have a look at the Video below

 

Video donated by Ray Dion from   Promovisionov.

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Bingo for Beans and Babies Week 9

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Thursday, September 3 Bingo for Beans and Babies at bite me! Beach Club drew a great crowd. Many people showed up to play bingo in aid of Pasitos de Luz and the local food drive. We  raised  $7,950.00 pesos, in support of Pasitos de Luz.

Guest caller Laurie Lorenzen did a great job, to the delight of many guests. Thanks Laurie!

Guest Caller Laurie Lorenzen

Guest Caller Laurie Lorenzen

There were many great prizes up for grabs, and this week’s lucky winners were:

Speaking of Parties…

Mad Hatter Party Flyer

Mad Hatter Party Flyer

Don’t forget about our wrap party on October 1, and definitely don’t forget your hat. Be it a bowler, a ball cap, a wedding veil or sombrero the craziest and most outrageous hat will win yet another terrific prize. So plug in your glue gun and start planning. “Mad Hatter Party” will be at bite me! beach club in the seaside lounge Thursday October 1st, 2009  7 pm until the wee hours. The evening will feature a benefit concert by award winning singer Kim Kuzma (www.kimkuzma.com) and free nibbles from bite me! beach club.

We will also be drawing our raffles prizes which include:

This will truly be a night to remember. Tickets are $50 pesos only and available at PVRPV – Puerto Vallarta Rentals Premier Vacations, bite me! beach club, Xocodiva and at our weekly bingo nights every Thursday. And of course the party is open to everyone, after all the more the merrier.

The amazing generosity of local businesses and friends continued. Donating prizes this week were:

Maria O´Connor – Tropicasa Realty, Joe Jack´s Fish Shack, Apaches Bar, Trattoria Michel, Ambiance By Marcia, Benitto´s Deli, Bar Garbo´s, La Bodega De Nina, Restaurant El Arrayan , Sea Me Eyewear, El Sofa Café, White Icker, Pam Thompson, Bill Kelly, Bar Frida, Yoga Vallarta, Los Veranos Canopy Tour, Club Mañana, Blue Massage Spa, Jose Morales, PV Mirror, Restaurant Dianita, Steve Fischer, Kathy Lowther, Botanical Gardens, Cheryl Sellers, bite me! beach club, Xocodiva, PVRPV – Puerto Vallarta Rentals, Banana Cantina, Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, Fishing with Carolina, Adriana Garcia, Encore Boutique, Restaurant Gilmar, Paul Crist – Hotel Mercurio, Blue Seas Resort & Spa, Pura Limpieza, Pasitos de Luz, Anthony Garzino Jewellers, Cerrajeria Olas Altas, Chuck Mallery, Balcones Bar, Salon Diva.

And the list keeps growing. As always, a thousand thanks! We couldn´t do it without all of you.

Next week´s fabulous caller is none other than Juan Carlos Garcia of PVRPV – Puerto Vallarta Condo Rentals -  Don´t forget, if you bring a friend who has never attended before you will receive a free bingo card as our thanks.

Also if you own a business and would like to contribute prizes please contact us. There is no small donation.

As we all know Tim Longpré and his PVRPV staff has been doing amazingly well with the Food Drive and they are pleased to announce that the last packaging party is scheduled for September 4th. They are thrilled that through many sources and your generous donations at our weekly Bingo they have enough food and no longer require anything for the Drive. That being said however, below is a wish list from Pasitos De Luz. These items are needed to ensure the health and welfare of the children they serve. Anyone who brings any of these items to Bingo will receive a free Bingo card. How´s that for a deal, folks?

Click on Wish List to Enlarge

Bingo for Beans and Babies will continue every Thursday night until October 1 at bite me! Beach Club.

bite me! Beach Club is located on Los Muertos Beach directly south of the Tropicana Hotel. For Reservations, call 223-1521 ext. 234.

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