One of the most important stories that I continually document is that of Entreamigos and the amazingly beautiful kids that are a part of it. (To see a few previous posts on EA go here, here, and here.) Last year I shot black and white portraits of all the children that are on scholarships at Entreamigos and the following is just a small glimpse into the 60 plus students, from primary school to university, that the program funds early. These scholarships help fund tuition, uniforms, and books/supplies along with the tutoring and classes that they have weekly at Entreamigos and it’s all tax deductable since EA is a 501(c)3. So with the end of the year coming up if you know anyone that needs/wants/absolutely has to donate to a cause, please let it be this one. You can find all you need to know about donating at the Entreamigos website, www.entreamigos.org.mx or feel free to email me with any questions. I’ve had several clients sponsor children or ask their guests to make donations in lieu of wedding gifts and it truly does make a difference. If you’re coming to the area any time soon please take a swing by the main street in San Pancho and learn more about Entreamigos and the programs it offers.
I’ve written about these globos (balloons) before. The most magical part about them is making them by hand and then watching them fly through the air. Every year in the summertime Entreamigos holds their summer workshops (full post to come) and this year Regi gave a workshop on the making of these globos. Since I love these things oh so much I joined in and took the workshop with about 12 other local kids. At the end of the week we went down to the beach to set them off. All of the families ended up participating to help us get them in the air. The pride on their faces as they watched their balloons float away is absolutely priceless.
This was our process.
Gracias a Regi y todos los niños por participar en el taller y ser tan chidos!
Entreamigos is the non-profit in San Pancho that I have been working for/with for the past six years. It has grown from a one room makeshift space to a real live amazing community center serving both the children of San Pancho and their families. One of the highlights of this past year was the Circo de Los Niños. I posted the preparation for the circus here, but never got to putting up the actual show so here it is.
The reason this is coming now is we have an awesome opportunity to get a matched grant made possible by Loaded Skateboards. For every dollar that is donated Loaded will donate one as well. This is all going to help finish our new design center so please in this time of giving think of Entreamigos because every little bit helps!