Tis’ the season of giving and for the 3rd consecutive year, the Rotaract Club of Ambergris Caye’s has launched its annual Merry Boxes initiative; a program which seeks care packages of non-perishable items from the community to give back to families in need on the island. Items such as canned goods, long-life desserts, non-perishable items and toiletries are filling the boxes which have been strategically placed in allotted resorts, entities and businesses around Town. Banyan Bay Suites is proud to join in on the clubs cause to brighten the spirits of many families and individuals across the island.
Club President, Kyle Vasquez, expressed his gratitude towards each person or entity that have joined in on this meaningful cause; “In our first year we secured boxes for 30 families, in our second year we ended up with 35 and this year we aim to supply merry boxes to as many as 40 families. Your donations help us bring the Magic of Christmas to as many as 150 individuals on the island.”
In addition to this project, this year’s community monetary donations will be used to host 4 dinners for the families at Colleen’s Kitchen at the San Pedro Food Bank.
Want to help and spread Christmas cheer? We are encouraging everyone who sees this box to add an item as you shop or visit a location. Ask your friends and colleagues to bring a non-perishable food or toiletries in each day or for a few days until full. Anyone wishing to fill a merry box can contact the Rotaract Club of Ambergris Caye (Facebook @rotaractsanpedrobelize) or any of its members. Below is the clubs official flyer on items that you can donate.