Cans for Kids brings Santa to disadvantaged
By A.M. Costa Rica staff
Since 2007, Ron and Dina Doucet have been collecting and recycling cans
to raise money to buy gifts for kids. The Cans for Kids
Project is an on-going year-round process. There are drop off
points in Cahuita, Puerto Viejo, Penshurt, and Rio Banano. This
year, they are asking for your help!
All of the money raised is used to buy as many gifts as possible and
then deliver them to the children of communities most in need.
The children receive a gift from Santa addressed with his or her name,
a juice, and a bag of candy. They can sit on Santa's lap or
stand with him and take pictures.
This year Cans for Kids is giving approximately 250 gifts. The group
also held a charity poker tournament at The Point Bar and Grill in
Puerto Viejo on December 3rd. It raised enough money to buy an
additional 30 gifts. Several people also made cash donations, another
first, which raised enough for about the same number of
gifts. Cans for Kids plans to continue with quarterly tournaments
and donations will always be welcomed.
For more information, call 8605-9540.