It’s been a while since my last post. You can say things have been busy and not so busy. You’re too busy to write, and when you’re bored you don’t really have the energy to do anything but veg if that makes any sense. Anyway, it’s been an interesting few weeks. We got back from our September trip and I’ve been plugging away at school and helping manage a non profit organization here. The volunteer aspect of the International Women’s Club is simply great. Last Friday I had the chance to help out at a Albergue Infantil which translates to children’s shelter. It’s not exactly an orphanage in that the kids are cared for during the week but go home to their respective families during the weekends. It’s a place that helps children without the resources for education and whose families cannot afford basic necessities.
Judy Kim heads the Charities division of the club and she does a wonderful job at it. The visit to Albergue Infantil Ines Maria Gasca A.C. was rewarding and plain fun. There were about 20 children, most of them girls with 2 boys ages 4 to 18. We played games, served them lunch and celebrated the birthdays of two girls Karla and Dulce. We had about 9 volunteers that day.
To be honest I wasn’t sure if I could make it but I’m glad I made it work. It’s not my intention to sound high and mighty at all, I never did much volunteer work before moving to Mexico City. It makes me appreciate the blessings I’ve had even more and that any help you can give is really appreciated.