This week Kathy and I had a wonderful opportunity to give back, in a small way, to the beautiful Yucatan, our new home.
We participated in a Christmas tree party at the largest children’s shelter in the state. CAIMEDE currently houses 196 residents from newborns to disabled adults. The party was organized by Yucatan Giving Outreach, an amazing organization.
All 20 rooms at the shelter received a tree to decorate. Volunteers provided snacks, drinks and activities. Kathy and I had a room of 6 teen boys. They were delightful and we all had a great time!
Yucatan Giving Outreach provides critical support services to orphanages, shelters for the elderly and women, soup kitchens aiding children and additional rehabilitation centers in Merida and across the state of Yucatan. Kimberly Davin-DeGraff (Kimmy Suki) founded YGO in 2013. Through her passion and desire to help the severely poor and those in need in the community, with her energetic passion and selfless dedication, Kimmy has driven YGO to become the focal point of multiple efforts in many communities. As a leader Kimmy oversees all the volunteers and outreach programs on a daily basis.
Working with YGO is a wonderful experience. If you live in Mérida, I highly recommend reaching out to them. If you don’t live here, perhaps consider donating: https://ygo.mx/