November 11, 2010

Hola from Mayan Families Canada. As Christmas approaches, we have several things we’d like to bring to your attention.


Gifts of Hope


Our Gifts of Hope are a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas giving. Choose one of the following gifts for one of our sponsored students and phone or email us to organize payment. We’ll send you a beautiful Gift Card, or you can have it mailed directly to the person you are giving on behalf of.


One brick for a new house


Christmas Tamale Basket


Ten Chickens


Food Basket



All donations will receive a tax receipt. Please visit the “Gifts Of Hope” page of our website for more information.


July 2011 Volunteer Trip


We have just a few spots left for our 2011 Volunteer Trip, which will take place during the first two weeks of July. If you would like to join us, please send a commitment fee of $360 to Mayan Families Canada by Dec. 31st, 2010. This fee will hold your spot and go towards the purchase of two fuel-efficient and ventilated stoves. The trip will include handing out supplies, food and chickens, visiting students, working in an orphanage and pre-school, and installing stoves. There will also be the chance of participating in some cultural activities such as a weaving class, beading class, market tours, Lake Atitlan boat trip, etc…

Please visit the “Humanitarian Holidays” page of our website for more information.



We have two students who are in desperate need of New school sponsorship



Roberto is 17 years old and will be going into grade 8 in January. Roberto is an extremely motivated young man. He works full time for Mayan Families Guatemala during the week and attends school on the weekends. The money he makes goes towards helping his mother buy food and to support his younger siblings.

His favourite subject is math and he hopes to become a mechanic.

Juan Francisco

Juan Francisco is 17 years old and will be attending grade 10 in January. This is a phenomenal feat as most students leave school before they reach grade 6. Juan lives in a small dwelling that he and his family share with 15 people. His father digs sand from the river to be used in construction, but is presently not working. His mother sells tortillas. They don’t have enough money to buy food or provide an education for their son.

Juan is an avid student and hopes that continued education will give him a better life.



Student Sponsorship


We would like to send a heart felt “Thank You” to everyone who sponsors one of our students. Because of you, these children will be able to experience the many benefits of an education. Their lives will be made so much better due to your contributions.

If you have sent us your sponsorship monies already we thank you very much. If you have yet to do this, we would like to remind you that they are due by December 1st, 2010.



Mayan Families Canada is a registered charity and we are happy to issue a tax receipt for your donations. Many of our families are in extreme need at this time due to the recent storms and mudslides. If you would like to donate, please make contributions payable to:

Mayan Families Canada
2960 Anchor Way
Nanoose Bay, BC
V9P 9G2

Thank you again for your ongoing support of Mayan Families Canada.



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