Last Sunday when we went for our beach walk I saw Eve and stopped to say hi. She was filling me in a bit more on the the upcoming fundraiser and great work that they are doing to get Mama Vilma’s home up and running. I told Eve if she emailed me the info I would share it with all of you [see below]. Something like this is much needed here on the island.
Here is a bit of info on our foundation
San Pedro is known to be a loving and caring community always looking out for each other. and helping those in need in any way possible.
A group of Island residents have come up with the idea of opening a family home for children, women, and men that are abandoned, or require a place to call home until they get back on their feet so to speak.
Currently there are about 20 members involved in the project.
Shelly Huber is the president 651-3533
Eve Dirnback is vice president 623-9962
Cheryl Bowen is secretary treasurer.625-5366
Although this project is still ongoing we have many great plans for the home. The home will be called THE MAMA VILMASFAMILY HOME and the reason we chose this name is because those of us who knew Mama Vima Arceo knew that she was a very caring person and was always helping in the community.
The plan is to open the home that will offer housing, food,medical support and education to the children of San Pedro that lack parental support either from absent parents or parents without the means to offer support, One of the major tasks is to unite to support the physical, social and emotional needs of women and children.
We are a registered foundation with the govt. of Belize and have a board of directors.
Let us unite once again for a great cause.
The children of San Pedro deserve our support and together as a community we can make this a reality.
If anyone wishes to volunteer or make donations kindly contact the above.
The Sean Mcdermott Concert will be held at the Paradise Theater March 25 at 8p.m.
The ticket prices are $35.00 belize which includes the bridge pass Sean will be donating a minimum of 20% of the proceeds to the MAMA VILMAS FAMILY HOME.
There will be an art show in the lobby before the concert and during intermission. The artists will also donate a minimum of 20% of their sales to MAMA VILMAS FAMILY HOME.
There is an after party poolside at Reef Village poolside immediately after the concert. There will be a cash bar .
T.P. will be singing and entertaining with her blues songs. There will also be a silent auction.
For anyone not being able to attend but wanting to donate to the Mama Vima charity
donations may be made at Belize Bank into our account # 670-1-128932
For more information – to make a contribution or to help the night of the concert, contact Eve 623-9962 – Shelly 651-3533 or Cheryl 625-5366