Christmas Tamale Baskets- A Big Thank You to Everyone Who Contributed!
I'd like to give a big thank you to all my blogging friends who gave to the Christmas Tamale Basket Drive this year! The sun is just coming up and there is already a long line of lucky people lined up for their chicken to finish off their Tamale Basket for the Christmas celebration.
A Note from Mayan Families:
Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to this year's Holiday Tamale Basket drive. With your support, we were able to give out a total of 1,581 baskets! We also gave out around 5,000 toys to children all around Lake Atitlán.
It was a big task to get the baskets ready and distributed, and all of the staff were hard at work. Each basket included beans, oil, sugar, rice, drinking chocolate, fortified cereal, a dozen large carrots, bread, Christmas cookies, a pineapple, and an entire chicken! Fortunately, we had a few volunteers on hand to help bag and organize the food. It took four days to get all of the baskets handed out, and many families traveled wide and far to get theirs.
The chickens are handed out.
Then its the long walk back up the mountain to their villages.
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