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Old 06-20-2013   #1 (permalink)
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Looking to volunteer at an orphanage or charity

Hello! I am new to the forum but not new to vacationing in Playa. My husband and I have been going to Playa yearly for 14 years. Love, love it!

I am hoping that someone out there can help me. We are coming to Playa in August with a group and are looking to volunteer time, donations and love to an area orphanage or charity in need. I have not been able to locate an orphanage online and some of my local friends do not know of any either. Please, please could someone get back with me if you know of any!

Thank you and see you in August!
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Old 06-25-2013   #2 (permalink)
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There is an orphanage in Cancun that might be in need of some help.

Life's a Beach | Expat Life in Playa del Carmen : 12 Days/12 Ways 2012 - Casa Hogar Para Ninos Esperanza A.C. (Cancun Christian Orphanage)

Or you can volunteer with KKiS any Wednesday.

Life's a Beach | Expat Life in Playa del Carmen : 12 Days/12 Ways 2012 - KKIS (Keeping Kids in School) Playa del Carmen

There is also a library in Akumal you might want to contact.

Life's a Beach | Expat Life in Playa del Carmen : 12 Days/12 Ways 2012 - Hekab Be Library in Akumal

Enjoy your stay!!
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Old 06-26-2013   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you for the information Michele.
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Hi Rdjourneys,

I simply wanted to say that you & your friends are Wonderful to be seeking to help out while on vacation! I'm certain it will add cool experiences and memories to your trip!

May your kindness come back to you one hundred-fold!!!!

Maureen
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Old 07-08-2013   #5 (permalink)
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Great topic!

Hi! I am new to this forum, and came across your question... which to me is a divine affirmation

I am attending a retreat in the Yucatan from Aug 6-Aug 16, 2013. I am arriving in Cancun July31 and taking bus to Merida and staying with a family who has graciously agreed to host me prior to me retreat. My purpose of coming earlier was to see if I could be of service, in fact, in an orphanage. But they have not been successful and find an organization I can be of service. I am planning to bring a humanitarian box filled with sundries and coloring books and crayons.

Any assistance or suggestions is welcome.
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Hello! I am new to the forum but not new to vacationing in Playa. My husband and I have been going to Playa yearly for 14 years. Love, love it!

I am hoping that someone out there can help me. We are coming to Playa in August with a group and are looking to volunteer time, donations and love to an area orphanage or charity in need. I have not been able to locate an orphanage online and some of my local friends do not know of any either. Please, please could someone get back with me if you know of any!

Thank you and see you in August!
Now that August has come and gone, I'm wondering if you found an organization to volunteer with. My wife and I will be traveling to Playa for two months next year (June - July) and would like to find an opportunity to volunteer as well. Perhaps you can share some insights from your visit.
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