Thursday, December 22, 2011

Holiday Challenge Met!!!

Please note the library will be closed December 24, 25, 31 & January 1.
 
We have received the most excellent Christmas present we could ever ask for...just 12 short days ago we sent out a request for people to help us meet a $2000 Holiday Challenge Grant before the year's end. Today, we didn't just have this goal met, it was exceeded!!! We raised $2165 plus the original $2000 challenge amount. So much hope, generosity and love comes with this hard earned money, we can't possibly say THANK YOU enough to all who have pitched in to help us meet this challenge.

WISHING EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU THE HAPPIEST OF HOLIDAYS! 
MAY YOUR GENEROSITY BE REPAID MANY TIMES OVER DURING THE HOLIDAYS AND THROUGHOUT 2012!

photos of our wonderful Christmas Party can be seen on our facebook page by clicking HERE and HERE
We had a wonderful turnout for the Christmas Party, we heard some wonderful songs by the kids, had a surprise visit from the Palladium mascot "Balam" and some of their staff, Santa gave out about 100 gifts, the enormous, kid-made pinata was broken (you should have heard it pop!), and everyone had some delicious food! Many thanks to Turtle Bay Akumal, Palladium staff, Kevin aka "whitebeard" aka Santa, and all the families who contributed or participated in the festivities!






Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holiday Challenge Grant

Just in time for the Holiday giving season, HB has received a challenge grant. Every donation made before the end of the year will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $2000! We hope you will consider giving a little, as every bit counts. To participate in this challenge, simply click on the DONATE button on the right side of this page, or click HERE

We also want to say THANK YOU once again to all those who have supported HB during this past year. In whatever form you shared your generosity with us, we are extremely appreciative of your support, without you there wouldn't be a library! We are wishing you all the best during this Holiday season, and in the year to come. 

The Hekab Be Christmas Party will be on Monday, December 19th at 3 p.m. 
There will be singing by the kids, a pinata, food and of course, Santa!
Please join us if you are in town!

click HERE to see the kids' Holiday Wishlist

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

HB December Updates

The Hekab Be Christmas Party will be on Monday, December 19th at 3 p.m. 
There will be singing by the kids, a pinata, food and of course, Santa!
Please join us if you are in town!

click HERE to see the kids' Holiday Wishlist

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Below are a few photos from the library's 2nd Annual Race Against Cancer, which was held on November 13th, 2011.
It was a small, but enthusiastic turnout for our second race, early on a Sunday morning. A great and informative talk was given by the local Doctora Daniela Villagran from Farmacia de La Riviera here in Akumal: every 2 hours a woman dies of breast cancer in Mexico. Breast cancer and cervical cancer is being diagnosed among younger women in Mexico. She has some wonderful other facts and helped dispel some common myths about the causes of cancer. 
Then the racers lined up and took off into the jungle! The winner finished the 12 km. race in about 38 minutes. A woman, Mirna Pacho, was the OVERALL winner, showing us just how strong women are! 
Many thanks to all who participated and supported this event, especially our prize sponsors: Lol-Ha, Tequilaville & La Cueva del Pescador Restaurants, Mexico Maya Artesanias & Xel-Ha.
We hope to have a larger turnout again next year!
More photos of the race can be seen on our facebook page by clicking HERE
The racers line up at the starting line
Kids line up for their race around the town

The winners of the bike race, brother & sister!

Thursday, December 01, 2011