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[*] posted on 12-20-2008 at 10:41 PM


I would like to thank everyone that has donated toys. It's looking a lot better.



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[*] posted on 12-22-2008 at 07:19 AM


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[*] posted on 12-22-2008 at 12:09 PM


We have some goodies on the way! I will deliver them to Jackson Hewitt sometime this week....



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[*] posted on 12-22-2008 at 01:56 PM


Thank you.
Less than 2 weeks left.




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[*] posted on 12-22-2008 at 04:11 PM


do you need wrapping paper and tape? We would be happy to mail a package of these things.

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[*] posted on 12-22-2008 at 09:27 PM


Yes, thank you we could use some extra wrapping paper and tape. Thanks.



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[*] posted on 12-24-2008 at 12:24 PM


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Everyone - I'm asking that you keep the needs Fernando notes for this event in mind as we get to the day AFTER Christmas this week, and looking for items that are 'on sale' (more so than currently) after x-mas day that will enable your $$$ to go much further in helping support this event.


"With mounds of inventory still left to sell, merchants are expected to deepen the discounts even more the day after Christmas."

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[*] posted on 12-25-2008 at 10:34 PM


Fernando, my son came down late last night and let me know that the soccer balls and dolls were left in Chula Vista location. Hope your number has been reached. I think I will be riding down with our motorcycle group to hand out toys on January 3rd in Mexicali to the kids in the shelter there. Take care amigo, and remember there is no man/woman so blessed by God as those willing to kneel down and help a child in need. Merry X-Mas and May God be watchful and help you meet your quest for these children. Later--------------------------- bajafun777



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[*] posted on 12-25-2008 at 11:32 PM


Thanks bajafun.



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[*] posted on 12-25-2008 at 11:35 PM


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Ferna,
One dozen multicolored #5 soccer balls on the way. Complicated process but waded through it. They were only sold online but Wally World's "site to store" free shipping wasn't available on that item so never mind going there to pick them up. Instead I got them shipped to the Jackson Hewitt on Broadway under the name "Toydrive Jacksonhewitt" They say they will be delivered 12/24.

Balls arrived, thanks Oso.




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[*] posted on 12-26-2008 at 03:22 PM


fdt and BajaNomad

I hope that the toy drive was a success!

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Is there a way to donate money without using Paypal? I'm sorry if this is a repeat question, I have a nagging suspicion that this was covered earlier in the thread.

I have donations that meet your criteria - Unfortunately, I am also confined to quarters (couch-bed-couch -- faulty brain-to-foot communication incident) in Henderson, NV for the next week or so.

Are there any volunteers that would be either in the Greater Las Vegas area - or passing through on their way to points South - who would be will to pick these items up and get them closer or all the way to fdt?

To clarify - I have toys (mainly stuffed toys suitable for young children), warm clothes, mittens and gloves (all clothing items in small sizes - mostly for females) and even a pair of snorkeling flippers.

Total amount would fill approx. one Hefty bag. I can box things or repackage, as needed.

Thank you.
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[*] posted on 12-26-2008 at 05:59 PM


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I hope that the toy drive was a success!


Thank you for youre interest in helping the toy drive.
The toy drive will be on January 04, it is for Dia de Reyes, in Mexican culture (at least originaly) there is no Santa Claus that brings gifts on Christams Eve but the gifts come on January 06, the day of the Reyes Magos, the 3 Kings or 3 Wise Men or 3 Magi that came looking for the new born child Jesus, guided by a star, and rought gifts,Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh. It is when the children make theire letters with wishes and place them in theire shoes for the 3 Wise Men to bring the gifts.
We also have Rosca de Reyes that day.
All this started as an idea a little over 3 years ago and thanks to many Baja Nomads we have been able to make many children happy and after this event the number of children will exceed 400.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_Magi

You can read all about the past events here
http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=21378#pid1972...

http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=28406#pid2798...




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[*] posted on 12-26-2008 at 06:15 PM


Went to Toys r Us today and got a few things.
1 basketball
1 football
1 Nerf indoor basketball kit
1 set Starwars action figures
1 set Wrestlemania action figures.

Still have some time to shop so is there any priority items?

Not sure when I'll be there but I'll U2U.
If anyone between Costa Mesa and Tijuana wants to send anything with me send a U2U.




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[*] posted on 12-26-2008 at 06:31 PM


fdt Thanks for the reply - I will do some research on the past threads.

We celebrated January 6 in France - although, most people there have a feast and open presents at midnight on December 24.

Based on the fact that my left ankle is swollen to the size of a rugby ball, I do not think I will be driving (or walking) anytime soon.

SO - dear kind Nomads -

If anyone is passing by Greater Las Vegas enroute to fdt's location, or barring that - some place in Baja that could use the toys, warm clothes, etc. that I have to donate - hey, wait a second - I just noticed that I have two U2U's - my first - so maybe...
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[*] posted on 12-26-2008 at 08:56 PM


Thank you all that have cotributed to the Baja Nomad Toy Drive. Here is were we stand as of tonight.
Counting what fishbuck just posted and the bikes that are to come from grover, having purchased toys with donations we received we are only short 32 toys to complete the 121 needed to give away. There is still one week left so I urge those that would like to send in toys to please do so soon.
Thanks and Feliz Navidad
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[*] posted on 12-26-2008 at 09:18 PM


Fernando,

Dropped off toys for the kids today at Jackson Hewitt in Chula Vista: 2 Star Wars LEGOS sets, 3 volleyballs (hope outdoor was the right choice), two youth sized basketballs, and three #4 soccer balls. Big 5 even gave me a discount when I mentioned where they were going (Gracias, Grande Cinco!).

I will also touch base with Grover re the bikes (I should probably check the u2u, which I always forget).
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