El Colorado After School Program

On October 11th we completed our school year giveaways. We put new tennis shoes on the 112 students in the after school program located in the colonia of El Colorado, which is in an area out past Ixtapa. This program was started by Pastor Ric Lehman and CompasioNet. They have a wonderful teacher there Lore, who works beautifully with these children. We were greeted by the children in English saying “Hello how are you? We are fine thank you” and singing of the ABC song. It was a wonderful presentation to welcome and thank us. We then proceeded to fitting them with new tennis shoes. They were all delighted! Thank you to our volunteers of the day Debbie Doucette, and Sterling O’Ran. As well as all of our generous donators, none of this would be possible without your giving hearts! Recommend on Facebook Tweet about...
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Thank You Gareth Bennett

We received another donation of shoes from Gareth Bennett and his employees from Canada! We greatly appreciate your continued support of Cheryl’s Shoe Box, and our vision of helping the children of the Banderas Bay! Recommend on Facebook Tweet about...
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Back to School with Cheryl’s Shoebox – Progeso , Del Villar, Lomas de Enmedio and Parota.

On Thursday September 22nd, Cheryl’s Shoebox visited the colonia’s of Progeso and Del Villar. This trip we were able to supply backpacks and school supplies to 40 secondary and 50 primary Students. 90 School Kits and Back Packs in Total!   The following Saturday we we scheduled 2 more events in the colonia’s Lomas de Enmedio and Parota distributing an additional 110  School Kits!   Pastor Mario Stantillan and Ron Almsted and their Out Reach Program has been an absolute joy to work with and we look forward to continuing this relationship.   Thanks to all our supporters who make Cheryl’s Shoebox Possible!   A big thank you to our volunteers: Dean McConkey, Greg and Doris Anderson, Gary Spark, Giorgia Fara, Sterling O’Ran, Adam Bishop, and Giorgia Fara. PayPal donations can be made for shoe purchases at http://www.cherylsshoebox.org/how-to-help/paypal-donations/ and our School Kit fundraising drive can be found at http://www.cherylsshoebox.org/donate-school-kits/ Recommend on Facebook Tweet about...
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Back To School with the Benito Juárez School in Chimo

Wednesday August 24th, 2016 the team at Cheryl’s Shoebox packed up a boat and delivered Shoes and Backpacks to the students of the Benito Juárez School in Chimo, Jalisco. This is our second year working with the Benito Juárez School and it was great to return and see the kids flourishing. This trip we were able to supply 50 primary students and 20 Secondary students with proper school shoes. An extra donation of 50 back packs was also made by Robina Oliver (La Sirena Reina, Puerto Vallarta – Quality Swimwear for Women) and the kids were overwhelmed. We will continue to work with the teachers and the principle  of  Benito Juárez to see how we can assist the school in ways other than shoes. Special thanks to the team at Cheryl’s Shoebox,  all our supporters over the years who donated shoes and school supplies as well as Artemio (Sherif of Chimo) for helping organize our visits. Our School Kits are still available to purchase! Click here to donate. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about...
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1st Annual Summer Beach Bash A Success

On Sunday August 7th the community of Puerto Vallarta came together and celebrated the summer season with a bang while raising over $43,000 Pesos for Cheryl’s Shoebox. A huge thank you to friends, volunteers, musicians, sponsors and teams for your support! With your help we were able to surpass our goal to assist the after school programs in the colonias of Progreso, Lomas de Enmedio & El Satrillo as well as continue our efforts with the Benito Juarez school in Chimo and the Bandaras Bay Women’s Shelter. Top 3 Teams 1st Place – Cassandra Shaw Jewelry / No Way Jose / The JG Group 2nd Place – Fiesta Bar 3rd Place – Luca Salon of Austin Texas Our School kits are still available online to purchase. Click here to view and donate a primary or secondary school kit. Video by Andres Pinto Garcia SPONSORS Act II Entertainment All Access Amapas Neighborhood Association Amiee Rhoden Bar Anonimo Berry de Aca Captain Don’s Casa Abina Cassandra Shaw Jewelry CJ Designs CK Productions Dixie Topham Fiesta Bar Frida un Bar Hacienda Escondida PV Jorge’s Hideaway La Margarita Langostinos Luca Salon of Austin Texas Nacho Daddy No Way Jose Oasis Del Holi PVRPV Reina’s Bar The JG Group Recommend on Facebook Tweet about...
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Cheryl’s Shoebox 1st Annual Beach Bash – Sponsor List

A huge thank you to all our sponsors for this event. Act II Entertainment All Access Amapas Neighborhood Association Amiee Rhoden Bar Anonimo Berry de Aca Captain Don’s Casa Abina Cassandra Shaw CJ Designs CK Productions Dixie Topham Fiesta Bar Frida un Bar Hacienda Escondida PV Jorge’s Hideaway La Margarita Langostinos Luca Salon of Austin Texas Nacho Daddy No Way Jose Oasis Del Holi Reina’s Bar The JG Group Recommend on Facebook Tweet about...
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Musical Lineup Announced for Cheryl’s Shoebox 1st Annual Summer Beach Bash

Bring your dancing shoes Sunday August 7th, 2016 for Cheryl’s Shoebox 1st Annual Summer Beach Bash! The musical lineup for this event will include Chris Kenny, Adriana and the Latin Music Box as well as The Zippers! Find our more about Cheryl’s Shoebox Summer Beach Bash or Sponsorship Opportunities View The Facebook Invite Here!   Sponsors Act II Entertainment Aimee Rhoden All Access Anónimo Berry de Aca Casa Abina Cassandra Shaw CJ Designs Fiesta Bar Frida un Bar Hacienda Escondida PV Jorges Hideaway La Margarita Langostinos Luca Salon of Austin Texas Nacho Daddy No Way Jose Reinas Robin Spencer The JG Group Recommend on Facebook Tweet about...
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Thank you Gareth Bennett

A big thank you to Gareth Bennett and his employees from Canada who collected 2 boxes of shoes and delivered them to us in Puerto Vallarta. This is Gareth’s 3rd donation. Thank you!     Recommend on Facebook Tweet about...
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Big Thanks To Cathy & Dan!

Thank you Cathy and Dan McMenamin from Pahrump NV.  Your very generous donation will go along way to make many happy feet!!!   Recommend on Facebook Tweet about...
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Thank You Connie Webb!

We have recently received another generous donation of shoes from Connie Webb of Vancouver.  This is Connie’s second donation to us.  This time she asked her caring friends to help in the collection.  Connie brought down 70 pairs of shoes from children to adult!! Thank you Connie and your wonderful caring friends!   Recommend on Facebook Tweet about...
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Banderas Bay Shelter – Learn More!

We have supplied the abused families of the Shelter with over a 100 pairs of women and children, sandals, tennis and school shoes since December when they opened their doors. With your support we will continue to provide for these families. The Shelter has been able to rehabilitate several families in the past months, which opens up room for more room for new families to enter. The need is great and we will be supplying shoes on a quarterly basis as new families arrive. Learn more about the Banderas Bay Shelter here https://www.facebook.com/banderasbaywomenshelter/ Cash donations directly to the Women’s Shelter can be made on their website http://www.compassionforthefamilymx.org/en/ Recommend on Facebook Tweet about...
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Thank you Kim & Ute!

A very special donation of a few dozen shoes were delivered by our good friends Ute and Kim! We hope you had a great vacation in Puerto Vallarta and it was so good to see you.   Please come visit all your friends in Mexico again. You will always have family here.   Recommend on Facebook Tweet about...
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Big Thank You to Michelle James and Lyndon Lamborn

Big Thank You to Michelle James and Lyndon Lamborn, very giving and caring couple of Alberta, Canada On their first trip to PV they generously brought CSB runners, soccer shoes, pencils, rulers, children toothbrushes and flossers.  Plus handbags, caps, and miscellaneous clothing. They will put lots of smiles on many!!! Recommend on Facebook Tweet about...
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Huge hugs and thank you to Sarah & Owen!

Thank you Sarah and Owen! Sarah and Owen Gartner  the children of Lois and Greg sent down a wonderful surprise to Puerto Vallarta! After a family discussion about sharing with less fortunate both Sarah and Owen ran with the idea. With the help of their classmates and their teammates to assist a collection for shoes and school supplies grew.  What an amazing job Sarah and Owen! We were so  happy to receive your donation to Cheryl’s Shoebox. Make sure to thank your  friends at Fultonvale and Strathcona Minor Hockey for us. The soccer shoes are something that are very expensive in Mexico and you have encouraged us to think of the best way to collect more soccer shoes and be able to supply schools in Mexico with more Shoes and Equipment.     Recommend on Facebook Tweet about...
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A Christmas Gift From 4 Year Old Bella!

Big thanks to Bella from Washington D.C.  Bella is 4 years old and the niece of Logan Miller.  She collected and sent down these wonderful shoes for the shoebox as her Christmas Donation.  Way to go Bella! Thank you from Cheryl’s Shoebox! Recommend on Facebook Tweet about...
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Kings Day in Quimixto

Here are some photos from our Quimixto Trip on Kings Day. Cheryl’s Shoebox was able to supply shoes for all the kids once again. This event is run by Marcy McCaan and has been part of her life for the last 27 years. Marcy gathers support of over 200 amigos that donate their time and money to provide toys, school supplies, clothing, hygiene items, paint, ceiling fans, lighting, food and more. Her efforts have grown to include year round support in forms of scholarships, donations to the Quimixito mini medical centre and the new medical center in Boca de Tomatlan. Congrats Marcy and we are Proud to be part of this yearly event.       Recommend on Facebook Tweet about...
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40 lbs of shoes! Thank you Susan!

Wow 40 lbs of shoes brought down by Susan Richardson from Napa, California! Thank you.   Recommend on Facebook Tweet about...
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Christmas Morning At The Dump

Hugs and  thanks to all the volunteers that attended Christmas Morning at the Dump!  Thanks to the Salvation Army volunteers and their Capitan Alberto Gonzales for support to pass out the shoes. Huge Thank you to all of you that donated shoes and money to provide the over 300 pairs we gave away Christmas day!! Learn more about Christmas At The Dump on their Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/ChristmasAtTheDumpPV/ And always thank you Freda Thompson and your team that make this yearly event run so smoothly!   Recommend on Facebook Tweet about...
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Progresso, Lomas, Perota & Salitrillo

On December 26th our leader Vicki and 15 Volunteers took to the road to give shoes out to 3 new colonias  and a program that was brought to the attention of Cheryl’s Shoebox. The program is one that Pastor Mario Santillan has put together in 4 colonias (Progresso, Lomas, Perota & Salitrillo). The after­ school programs are located in several communities where drugs, alcohol and poverty are on going problems. Some children quit going to school in their early teens because of the poverty. The after­ school program includes a hot meal, English classes, and help with schoolwork. These after­ school programs also bring in professionals (e.g. firefighters, police and nurses) to speak with the children. The positive effect on the children is great and worthy of all the support we can give to assist these programs. On Saturday we were able to put over 300 pairs of shoes on some very happy children. We could not have done this without our volunteers.. Thanks to every one of you for a great day! Pastor Mario Santillan Ron Almstead Maureen Faickney-Gould Will Horton All the volunteers from Paradise Community Center Lewis and Josh Moreno Adam Bishop. Thank you all! Pictures to Follow. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about...
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Scott & Pierce Had A Party!

Thank you Scott Butler and Pierce Carson for asking your guests to bring toys and shoes! Look at the Toys! The donations will be split with Cheryl’s Shoebox and Christmas at the dump Puerto Vallarta. Thanks for all who donated to Christmas under the Stars at Hacienda Escondida! Happy Holidays! More about Christmas At the Dump Puerto Vallarta –  https://www.facebook.com/ChristmasAtTheDumpPV/     Recommend on Facebook Tweet about...
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Thank you ACT LGBT A.C.

Thanks You ACT LGBT A.C. for your donation to Cheryl’s Shoebox and Christmas at the Dump Puerto Vallarta. Here are some shoes collected at their posada!  Also many toys were collected for Christmas at the Dump. Find out more about: ACT LGBT A.C. – https://www.facebook.com/ACT.LGBT.PuertoVallarta/ Christmas At The Dump – https://www.facebook.com/ChristmasAtTheDumpPV     Recommend on Facebook Tweet about...
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Big Thanks to Linda and Phil Schlosser

Thank You Linda and Phil for your generous donation.  Your donation will go towards purchasing new school schools for many children!     Recommend on Facebook Tweet about...
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Wow! Thank you Connie Webb!

A long time friend of Cheryl’s Shoebox (even helped Cheryl back in 2014 get ready for a school delivery) Connie Webb just sent down 20 pairs of oxford School Shoes! I can see some happy students in the future who get these! Thank you Connie and of course thank you April Zalesky who brought them down for us!   Recommend on Facebook Tweet about...
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The Spirit of Giving

There is so much Christmas spirit, giving and caring for families in need. Cheryl’s Shoebox would like to thank the following for you generous donations. Cindy McMahon Jackie Jacobs Jim and Carolyn Cameron CJ Hill Greg and Doris Anderson David Wilholt Jim Davis Cindy & Bert Ramirez Its been a busy week for Cheryl’s Shoebox and we are getting ready for another busy Christmas Week. Thanks to all of our supporters that make Cheryl’s Shoebox Possible   Recommend on Facebook Tweet about...
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