Christmas 2008 – CORRALILLOS Party (photo by Mia)

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THANK YOU!

Avispa’s Adventures held its 2st annual Christmas Celebration this year! And TALK about Spreading the Christmas Spirit! Thanks to you, Avispa’s Adventures was able to share the Holiday Joy with three separate Christmas Parties this year. As a result of all of your contributions, together, we were able to feed and provide gifts to over 500 underprivileged kids in Playas del Coco, Guardia and Corralillos

The First party was for the kids at the School in Corralillos, Filadelfia. The party was held on December 19th at the school.  “Arroz con Pollo” (Chicken and Rice) was given to the students prior to our arrival.  The kids were anxiously awaiting “Colacho” (SANTA) when we arrived. Santa distributed over 150 gifts to the students and Santa’s Helpers gave everyone a homemade ice cream. This was the first time the school was ever able to provide a Christmas Party for the kids and in many cases the only Christmas gift they have ever received!

For PICTURES of the Christmas Party in CORRALILLOS, Click HERE

The Second Party was held in the town of Guardia.  Over 110 Kids from Guardia as well as Los Altos del Roble and La Cascada received gifts from Santa.  “Colacho” made his appearance right after the kids had pizza and soda. In many cases this was the first time the kids had ever tried PIZZA! Papa Johns pizza was a hit! The Kids and their parents were also given a homemade ice cream.

For PICTURES of the Christmas Party in GUARDIA, Click HERE

The Third party was held in a small “barrio” outside of Playas del Coco on December 25, 2008.  Aside from “Colacho” (and the gifts that he brought) the highlight of this party was the face Painting.  Thanks Madilin Nixon! (Madilin also took the time to teach two local volunteers so that we can continue the tradition for years to come) Santa provided gifts to over 250 kids. Santa’s Helpers (From the US, Canada and Costa Rica) distributed a light lunch (“Arroz con Pollo” -Chicken and Rice) to an estimated 275 people.

For PICTURES of the Christmas Party in PLAYAS DEL COCO, ClickHERE

All three parties were a great success thanks to all of you! Not only were we able to reach our goal, we were able to pass it! This year we were able to provide gifts to 4 times the number of kids that we did last year. THANK YOU!

School supplies and new/used clothing will be distributed to these communities at the beginning of February.

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