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Saturday, May 9, 2015

CAA - Community Action Alliance charity - San Ramon, Costa Rica - May 2015 Newsletter

Please support CAA in helping the Hogarcito San Ramon Orphanage. Encourage  donations from friends for the Orphanage Transportation Project. Volunteer for a a new project.  Become a Birthday Buddy. Attend the upcoming benefit theatre (June 28) and jazz (July 19) performances.
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Hogarcito San Ramon Orphanage Transportation Project is one-third funded in 30 days! Together, CAA members and their family, friends, and associates donated $1,110. To add incentive, one CAA couple announced they will match donations 1:1 up to $5,000! Duly inspired, another CAA member contributed $1,000! Project donations now total $4,220.

Next Wednesday, May 13 there is yet another matching funds opportunity. GlobalGiving, our USA funding partner,  will match donations up to $1,000 on a pro-rated basis for all projects on May 13, starting at 9am EDT for 15 hours.
Please spread the word! Share the GlobalGiving project link http://goto.gg/20057 on your social networks, emails, websites, and in conversations with your family, friends, and associates. Ask them to help Hogarcito San Ramon buy a vehicle and ensure safe transportation for students, provide reliable transportation in medical emergencies, and return one caregiver’s time to the orphanage. Donations made through GlobalGiving can be made once or on a recurring basis, and they are tax deductible in the USA.

For Costa Rica friends who prefer to donate directly, you can suggest a direct bank transfer (or deposit) to Hogarcito San Ramon account #100-1-0200002779-3 Banco National in the name of Asocacion de Proteccion a la Infancia de San Ramon. Please note ‘Car Donation’. This is not a USA tax deductible donation.
CAA recently asked the Hogarcito San Ramon orphanage Director and Board President to prioritize the projects where they could use the help of CAA members and supporters. Are you interested in volunteering your energy, skills, or resources to help?

Construction and Repairs - Fix leaky roof in children’s recreational room,  install plastic roofing above outside infant play area, install room ventilation solution, install 8 ceiling fans, paint 5 beds, baby-proofing project, renovate outside entrance and signage, repair bikes, fix empty field for bike riding, soccer and kite flying. Contact: andy95066@gmail.com
Creative Projects - Family tree in central room, complete outside murals, canvas murals for children’s rooms, butterfly/hummingbird garden, newly painted tires for playground, reupholster table chairs and sofa, and kites for children. Contact: havah777@yahoo.com or nancy@actionalliancecr.com

Monetary Donations - Field trip expense fund for movies, pizza and more, 5 new mattresses, 10 sets of sheets for toddler beds. Contact: nancy@actionalliancecr.com.
Help make the birthdays of children at the Hogarcito San Ramon orphanage extra special! CAA individuals are creating Birthday Buddy Bags for the children at the orphanage. Each Birthday Buddy Bag provides a fun party for a child age birth to 12 years old. Aromas delivers the birthday cake, the orphanage provides a birthday present, and the Birthday Buddy volunteer provides items such as drinks, candles, balloons, game prizes, and small 'favor bags' for the other orphanage children at the party. Right now we’re looking for Birthday Buddies for 5 children.

If you'd like to be a Birthday Buddy for a child, please email Dianne Fischer at dfischercr@gmail.com to volunteer. Don't worry! Dianne will help you with the details and coordinate the delivery of the bag to the orphanage in time for the birthdays.
Join your friends on Sunday June 28, 1pm at SINEM for "Liars, Lovers, and Fools", an eclectic mix of scenes and monologues featuring characters invented by Shakespeare and brought to life on stage by the Merely Players! Proceeds go to Hogarcito San Ramon Orphanage Transportation Project. Cost is C5,000. Food, wine, and beer will be available for purchase. Seating is limited so please RSVP by email to events@actionalliancecr.com.

Shakespeare’s characters are so well crafted and their dialogue so illustrative of human nature, that the epithet “Liars, Lovers, and Fools” encompasses any of Shakespeare’s plays. This production captures the richness and wit of the best of The Bard’s ‘liars, lovers, and fools’ in a lively and entertaining performance.

The Merely Players are a group of actors within the Little Theatre Group of Costa Rica (www.littletheatregroup.org) who enjoy interpreting some of the great roles and scenes from the canon of classical theatre, most notably the works of William Shakespeare.
Joe Anello Jazz Quartet performs in concert on Sunday July 19, 12pm at Magallanes Community Center in San Ramon. Proceeds go to the Hogarcito San Ramon Orphanage Transportation Project.  A cover charge of C5,000 includes snacks and is your donation. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. RSVP by email to events@actionalliancecr.com.

As many of you know, Joe was a professional drummer in the states for years. He formed the quartet after he retired to Costa Rica and they now play jazz in different venues in Costa Rica. Joe is no stranger to San Ramon audiences, performing regularly at the Museo and La Geroca. Here’s a taste for a mellow rainy day: Blackbird CAA wishes to thank Joe and his group for their generous donation of time and talent for this benefit performance.
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