Sunday, November 22, 2015

Thanks to Akumal, You Gotta Love It Fundraiser

Many thanks to Sergio Valenzuela and all the people from the "Akumal, You Gotta Love It!" group on Face Book who helped raise over $900 US for the library!  The fundraiser featured shirts with this excellent image and slogan:

You know, we just gotta love it when inspired people get out there and help raise money for Hekab Be's free programs offered to families of Akumal! 

Do you have a project in mind that could help support our programs, but need help launching it or finding the right support base for it? Email us, we'd love to talk to you about it!

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Friends of Hekab Be T-Shirt Fundraiser

What, another fundraiser you say? Well this one is put on by friends of Hekab Be and is a great opportunity to help support the library programs if you missed your chance during our raffle!

If 50 shirts are purchased, we help the kids of the library with nearly $600 donation!

Akumal, You Gotta Love It! is a group of peeps that love Akumal and are always willing to help each other out with advice and experiences when asked. Please help the kids at the library by buying a shirt. All proceeds will go to the library. Thanks for your support!

Buy one or ten!  You can order your shirts at

We'd like to say a HUGE thanks to the 115 people who participated in our raffle fundraiser, the majority of whom bought multiple tickets. We deeply appreciate your investment in HB's ongoing programming!

Friday, October 02, 2015

Raffle Prize Winners Announced!

We are very pleased to announce that we sold 233 tickets for our annual Fall Raffle, making the total raised $4,660, thanks to the support from each one of you, our friends, family, old and new! We will continue these efforts to keep the Library running because of its value to the people of Akumal, most especially the children.

A special thank you to all the businesses and individuals who donated prizes for our raffle, you made this possible! We appreciate the support of each and every person who gives what they can to help keep the library going!

Below is the list of raffle winners, but even if you didn't win a prize this time, just think about the value of children's smiles as they learn how to do something new!

And the winners for this year's raffle are....

1. 1 week stay at Las Casita Available now through 12/19/15 (excludes Thanksgiving week), April 16, 2016 - November 19, 2016, “subject to availability”.
 231591 Rita Hutchins

2. 4 night condo stay at U Nah Kin in Adventuras Akumal, (except holidays), (expires Sept. 30,2016). Gift Cert. w/instructions will be mailed to you. 231532 Anne Gabbert

3. 2 night stay at Playa Blanca Casitas #10 “subject to availability” (expires June 30, 2016). Direct book. Gift Cert. w/instructions will be mailed to you. 231626 Luke Mattocks

4. Dinner for 2 at Caballo Blanco Restaurant/Bar – Gift Cert. w/instructions will be mailed to you. (expires May 31, 2016) 231637 Paul Bish

5. Dinner for 2 at Turtle Bay Gift Cert. w/instructions will be mailed to you. (expires May 31, 2016) 231574 Kevin Nelson

6. Lunch for 2 at Lol Ha Gift Cert. w/instructions will be mailed to you. (expires September 2016) 231736 Stacey McCauley

7. Muyil/Sian Ka’an tour Gift Cert. w/instructions will be mailed to you. (expires March 31, 2016) 231534 Marion Hopkins

8. Budha Garden Spa $130 value Gift Cert. w/instructions will be mailed to you. 231729 Paul Britton

9. 5 yoga classes for 2 at Yoga en Akumal Gift Cert. w/instructions will be mailed to you. (expires May 31, 2016) 231635 Babette Ratcliff

10. Salsa lessons plus 2 drinks & appetizer @ Tequilaville, Akumal Pueblo
Gift Cert. w/instructions will be mailed to you. 231724 Alice Gartell

11. Boutique Mexico online store $150.00 value they will contact you. 231593 Sherry Sullivan

12. Tortuga Platter & Bowl - Will be mailed. 231583 Kim Burgess

13. Bracelet & XL Lionfish T-shirt – Will be mailed. 231513 Betty Weber

14. “Rogest” 12x9 Boxed 4 Acrylic Prints – Will be shipped. 231525 Victor Gerard

15. Streamlight JR LED super bright compact flashlight kit, with batteries & carry holster
Will be mailed. 231606 Bernie Bruner

16. 2XL Mens Black Akumal Tee – Will be mailed. 231659 Linda Mulgrew

17. L (10-12) Womens Light Aqua Akumal Tank – Will be mailed 231619 Dawann Lawson

18. Sea Turtle Silk Ribbon Necklace, Handmade Jewelry – Will be mailed. 231677 Cate Weber