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!
Before I left for the States in September I had the pleasure of hanging out with some awesome girls in Punta Mita for a few days. The Wahine Project is an organization that gives young girls access to surfing resources. It was started in California and they recently began taking trips to Punta Mita (by way of Peace Mexico) to share their program with the young girls there. Even though we live in a huge surfing area there are a ton of setbacks for young girls who might be interested in learning to surf. The first which is (drum roll please) being a girl. Girls just don’t have the same access or encouragement that boys do when it comes to sports in Mexico. Of course that is all changing due to groups like Peace, entreAmigos, and now, Wahine. If you are going to donate to any cause this year, please think of one of these three foundations.