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Baja Nomad Dia de Reyes Toy Drive 2009




Hi all;
This will be the third annual Dia de Reyes Toy Drive that is sponsored by Baja Nomads.
The first toy drive was in Tijuana at Lomas Taurinas were we had the oportunity to make 112 very needy children happy with gifts that if not for you would have received nada.
http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=21378#pid1972...

The secod one was held in Esteban Cantu, by Punta Banda in Ensenada were thanks to many of you and the nomad residents of that area was a big success and over 80 children had a great day.
http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=28406#pid2798...

Kids from the first toy drive had a sponsor for last year and that way we were able to do it in Esteban Cantu. The kids in Esteban Cantu now have a golf tournament that will be held in June.
http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=32970#pid3550...

For this comming Dia de Reyes we will be going back to the same area of Tijuana since the sponsors that took over those kids will not be able to take gifts.

Lomas Taurinas is one of the poorest areas of Tijuana (there are many) and we have to this date about 98 kids ranging from 5 to 14 yrs, boys and girls.
I understand that times are tough right now but I feel we must keep doing events like this were we can help the most needy, specialy the kids.
I'll have more details for you as to how many girs and boys of each age we have and I really hope you can find some toy or toys that will make them happy.

A drop of location has not been set up yet in the US side but I should know soon.

We do not request expensive toys and Black Friday is comming up so maybe good deals can be found and we also have the day after christmas were most toys go on sale.

I hope you can participate this year and maybe also join us on Dia de Reyes in Tijuana for the toy give away. You'll never forget it.

The date is Sunday January 04 2009, hope you can make it.

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[Edited on 12-8-2008 by fdt]




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[*] posted on 11-19-2008 at 04:26 PM


I'm in Fernando....



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[*] posted on 11-19-2008 at 08:14 PM


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[*] posted on 11-20-2008 at 07:18 AM


Thanks Ferna, I see my ?s answered here....



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[*] posted on 11-20-2008 at 06:38 PM


Cuenta con migo tambien, Fernando.
Normalmente ayudamos La Puerta De Fe, en La Mision, pero esta ves nos cambiamos.
Tus amigos..Udo y jana

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[*] posted on 11-22-2008 at 07:48 PM


Looking for the US drop off point.



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[*] posted on 11-23-2008 at 12:47 PM


Thanks everyone for your support.



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[*] posted on 11-23-2008 at 01:02 PM


Ferna are doing the bike thing again?



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[*] posted on 11-23-2008 at 01:09 PM


waiting for drop off spot...



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[*] posted on 11-23-2008 at 01:35 PM


Fernando, Simone and family....

I'm so pleased to know you'll be sponsoring this toy drive again and am wondering....

For those of us who will not be south before year's end, do you wish to accept cash donations and then do the shopping?

If not, do you have a stateside mailing address to receive small items? (Or is there a nomad who might be willing to receive and deliver my gift? If so, please send me a u2u.)

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Fernando, Simone and family....

I'm so pleased to know you'll be sponsoring this toy drive again and am wondering....

For those of us who will not be south before year's end, do you wish to accept cash donations and then do the shopping?

If not, do you have a stateside mailing address to receive small items? (Or is there a nomad who might be willing to receive and deliver my gift? If so, please send me a u2u.)

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[*] posted on 11-23-2008 at 08:35 PM


Ferna: Still not sure if we can make it but if we send a gift, is it supposed to be wrapped?
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[*] posted on 11-24-2008 at 08:30 PM


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Ferna are doing the bike thing again?
I know of bikes that have already been collected for this year's event.

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[*] posted on 11-24-2008 at 09:17 PM


Fernando,
I just realized why the toy drive is on the 4th. of January...
When I lived in Venezuela, the 6th of January was a larger holiday than Christmas. It has something to do with Christ's birth, but I can't rememer.
All I remember was getting some presents on that day, in addition to Christmas.
Check your U2U, I have a personal question.




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[*] posted on 11-26-2008 at 06:25 AM


First of all we would like to thank all of you that have offered to support us for the 2009 Baja Nomad Dia de Reyes Toy Drive.
We have a head count and as it stands right now it's as follows:

Children 5-6 yrs old ........... 8 boys, 10 girls

Children 7 yrs old . . . . .. .. .. 6 boys, 6 girls

Children 8-9 yrs old ............... 20 boys, 27 girls

Children 10 yrs old .......... 10 boys, 17 girls

Children 11-12 yrs old ........... 7 boys, 10 girls

Same as in prior years we would like to receive gifts for these children that are not to expensive and if they require batteries if you could please include them.
The good people at Jackson Hewitt Tax Services in Chula Vista have agreed to be drop off points for the toys or if you would like to mail or express toys to them, they will receive them. Here is theire location and phone number:
Miss Nidia Puerto is our main contact person.
JACKSON HEWITT
1655 Broadway,
Suite 10
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Phone number (619) 426-6516


Here comes the touchy part, this toy drive is not promoted so we can profit in any way from it and some have expressed that they would like to contribute in cash so we can purchase toys for them. Well we have received a few donations in the past years and they have come in handy and we thank you for that. I asked Simone to set up a Paypal acct for the 2009 drive and I'll let you know as soon as it is up.

I would also like to say that we can not do advertisements for gift sponsors or theire business or promise that we will take a lot of pictures as we (at least I ) will probably be bussy handing out gifts to be able to be also taking pictures. The idea is to make needy kids happy at least for Dia de Reyes.

Fernando Garcia and familia.

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[*] posted on 11-26-2008 at 02:17 PM


Bump --- paypal is a great idea especially for those far away.

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[*] posted on 11-26-2008 at 10:04 PM


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I would also like to say that we can not... for gift sponsors or theire business... take a lot of pictures


If there is some one - or some entity - that would like to take a (the?) prominent position in financial support of this event, I would personally see to it myself that they receive a CD containing photos - including any specifically requested ahead of time - from the event on Sunday, January 4th.



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We have proudly supported this effort previously and wish much success in this most worthwhile cause. Children are not aware of what financial or economic hardships are, and it should not be required learning ..

May God bless everyone who believes and include those that are skeptical or wonder if, too ..

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[*] posted on 11-27-2008 at 02:20 PM


Tomy and Lori, Thank's for the endorsment of this event.



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[*] posted on 11-27-2008 at 02:34 PM


This was one of my favorite pictures that was posted after the 2006/07 toy drive----says alot, IMHO





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