2010 Loreto Calendar: Updates from the Internado School of Loreto, Baja California Sur


It’s been a while since I gave an update on the 2010 Loreto Calendar which benefited the children of the Internado School of Loreto. It seems like only yesterday that we were all looking at the photo submissions, making the hard decision of which photos would make the final cut (there were so many beautiful submissions this year), and then our kitchen and office turned into a mailing center as we packaged up everyone’s orders.

We raised a record $2,095 from the sale of calendars this year which included a $200 donation from the Alberta Loreto Bay homeowners group. This represents the sale of 198 calendars. Of the $19.99 cost of each calendar, we were able to donate $9.57 (net proceeds) to the Internado School of Loreto.

We were able to visit the school on our last trip. You can access the video here: Loreto Live TV: A visit to the Internado School.

Linda Nicholls, Nopolo resident and ambassador to the Internado School of Loreto has kept us updated on where the proceeds from the calendar sales this year have gone. Here are the two updates so far.

February 6, 2010.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THE TIMES GOES, SO PARDON MY BEING LATE IN RESPONDING.
TO DATE WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON REPAIRING THE LOCKERS IN THE GIRLS DORM. THEY WERE IN TERRIBLE SHAPE. YOU MIGHT REMEMBER THIS FROM YOUR ICE CREAM VISIT. WE ALSO ARE ADDING ADDITIONAL LOCKERS SO THAT EACH GIRL WILL HAVE ONE AND NOT NEED TO SHARE. AS THEY BOARD AT THE SCHOOL SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY THEY NEED SPACE FOR THEIR CLOTHES AND PERSONAL BELONGING. WE ALSO ARE ADDING SOME ADDITIONAL LOCKERS TO THE BOYS DORM., BUT WILL WAIT UNTIL THE GIRLS’ ARE FINISHED.
WE REPLACED SIX FAUCETS IN THE BOYS BATHROOM WHICH WERE ALWAYS LEAKING. JUST OLD AGE ONCE AGAIN. WE ALSO ENLARGED THE OUTTAKE PIPE. YOU CAN JUST IMAGINE THE AMOUNT OF HAIR THAT MANAGES TO MAKE IT WAY INTO THE DRAIN AND CLOGGED THE PIPE. LARGER IS BETTER.
FINALLY WE ARE GETTING PRICES FROM WAL-MART IN LA PAZ FOR REPLACING AND UPDATING OUR KITCHEN STORAGE SHELVING. THIS IS WHERE ALL COOKING POTS ETC. ARE STORED. THE SHELVING IS 20 PLUS YEARS OLD AND RUSTED AWAY BEYOND HELP. THERE IS NO WAY TO KEEP IT CLEAN. WE HOPE TO INSTALL THE NEW SHELVING, PAINT AND JUST MAKE CERTAIN ALL IS CLEAN AND TIDY. WE HAVE BEEN WANTING TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS FOR A LONG TIME AND YOUR GENEROSITY WILL MAKE IT POSSIBLE.
THAT’S IT FOR STARTERS AND I WILL KEEP REPORTING ON OUR PROGRESS.

LINDA

February 22, 2010.

JUST WANTED TO KEEP YOU UPDATED ON THE USE OF THE DONATION TO THE SCHOOL FROM THE SALE OF THE GREAT CALENDARS.
I HAD WOODEN CABINETS MADE FOR THE THE GIRLS/BOYS DORMITORIES. WE DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH OLD SECOND HAND METAL LOCKERS FOR ALL THE STUDENTS TO STORE THEIR BELONGING DURING THE WEEK. THEY LOOK GREAT. ALL THE HINGES ON THE OLD LOCKERS WERE REPAIRED AS WELL AND NOW ARE WORKING PERFECTLY.
I PURCHASED THE METAL SHELVING FOR THE KITCHEN. IT IS UP, BUT STILL NEEDS TO BE CONNECTED TO THE WALL. THESE UNITS WILL HOLD ALL THE COOKING UTENSILS USED DAILY TO FEED THE CHILDREN AND THAT MAKES A LOT OF POTS AND PANS. YOU CAN JUST IMAGINE HOW HAPPY THE COOKS ARE TO HAVE A NEW AND TIDY AREA FOR THEM TO WORK OUT OF.
THANKS EVER SO MUCH FOR THE ADDITIONAL MATCHING FUNDS. I WILL TUCK THAT WAY IN THE BANK AND KEEP YOU POSTED ON WHAT WILL BE OUR NEXT PROJECT.
HOPE ALL THIS IS OK WITH YOU. EVERYONE HERE IS REALLY HAPPY.

LINDA

Thanks for all your support. I will keep you all updated on where the proceeds are going for the 2010 Loreto Calendar and also when we kick off the 2011 efforts!

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  • It is great to see how far so little goes to make such a difference. Next year I will even buy a calendar. Thanks so much Loni and Clint.

  • It is great to see how far so little goes to make such a difference. Next year I will even buy a calendar. Thanks so much Loni and Clint.