Mérida, Yucatán — Yucatán Expat Life is pleased to announce our First Annual Christmas Posada to benefit two very worthy local charities, La Divina Providencia and the Caimede DIF Orphanage.
Hosted by Yucatán Expat Life, along with our generous partners from Mérida’s business community, we invite our readers to join new friends and old on Sunday, Dec. 20 for what promises to be a wonderful evening of cheer and camaraderie at the SoHo Galleries. The evening will include passed hors d’oeuvres and wine from the gallery’s soon-to-be-opened new wine bar, Epicuria. Luis Velasquez of Epicuria will prepare a delicious menu for us.
Numerous local businesses are donating items for a raffle to be held during the event. A special thanks goes to Adele Aguirre, owner of the SoHo Galleries, who was the first to step forward with a generous offering of an art piece from her gallery.
All proceeds are to be divided between these two non-profit charities.
About the Charities
La Divina Providencia is a home for the elderly and abandoned. Many of its 89 residents have dementia, Alzheimer’s or have missing limbs. This home is run by two sweet nuns who never turn their back on the government or police when they show up at their doors to drop off an elderly person in need of a home.
They are always in need of monetary donations, hygiene products, adult diapers, sugar, fruit, canned goods, cookies, cooking oil and cleaning products.
Caimede DIF Orphanage is the only state-run facility in the Yucatán. It currently houses 280 orphans, newborn to 20 years old. A large population of its older residents have Down syndrome or some other severe learning disability and cannot be sent out to live elsewhere.
Donations will be used to purchase Christmas gifts to be placed under the children’s Christmas tree.
About the Posada
When: The Posada is 6-9 pm. Sunday, Dec. 20
Where: SoHo Galleries, Calle 60, No. 400, between 41 and 43, Centro.
Cost: Tickets are $500 per person and can purchased at:
- Hennessy’s Irish Pub, Paseo de Montejo between 41 and 43
- Robert Abuda Salon, Paseo de Montejo between 39 and 37
- SoHo Galleries, Calle 60, No. 400, between 41 and 43, Centro.
- Taninos Wines, Calle 20, between 23 and 25, Col. Mexico
- Dolorfin, Calle 33-A #472-C between 52 and 45
- Or by contacting Melissa Adler, 999-118-9351
We are grateful to our generous sponsors
- Yucatán Paradise
- Yucatán Lawyers
- Antálea Telchac Beach Villas
- SoHo Galleries
- Quality Dental
- Grupo Carsa Insurance
- Taninos Para Todos
- Arroyo + Steele Media Services