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Christmas caravan of disabled volunteers spread joy in Mérida’s south

A group of people with disabilities and other volunteers on mototaxis on Thursday handed out toys to excited children in Mérida.

Increased demand for help at Mérida’s food bank

Mérida's food bank says that it is under more pressure than ever to offer food security to struggling families and individuals. 

Progreso’s international community comes together to fund new animal hospital

International residents in Progreso are coming to the aid of the port city's stray animals.

New computers donated to Progreso schools through international collaboration   

New computer labs in Progreso middle schools are the result of a collaboration between local Rotary clubs and the city. Photo:...

The German Forrest Gump makes his way to Yucatán

The man dubbed the German Forrest Gump ran his way into Mérida yesterday.

Hennessy’s raising money for family of young Yucatán police officer killed...

Yucatán State Police Officer Raúl Adrián Couoh Ake was killed in the line of duty. Photo: Courtesy The...

Goal: 1,000 toothbrushes, toothpaste for kids in 4 small villages

Pedro Tec and the Yucatán nonprofit foundation Los Mayas Eternos AC are working on a new oral health campaign for children from four small towns.

Man on a mission: Early retirement means time to serve others...

At the ripe old age of 55, I decided to retire early, leave the United States, and relocate overseas.

After 50 years, sister cities Erie and Mérida maintain a bond

After establishing a sister-city connection in 1971, that bond continues between the Catholic Diocese of Erie, Pa., and the Archdiocese of the Yucatán.

2021 Progreso Home Tour is in its final days, but impact...

Area school children are ready to learn thanks in large part to the Progreso Apoyo Program, which is raising money with...

Children’s hospital in jeopardy as support dries up

Fundacion Teletón helps to fund 24 hospitals across Mexico, including the CRIT Yucatán. Photo: File Yucatán's CRIT children’s...

A Christmas miracle in March: Montreal Santa arrives in Tizimín

Many of the children who received gifts said they thought Santa had forgotten about them in December. Photo: Courtesy

Progreso Apoyo Home Tour adapts to the times

https://youtu.be/4E3X0cLVAls A charity beach house tour has gone high tech and online to keep participants safe from...

Shriners Hospital reaches children in remote parts of Yucatán, for free

Shriners Hospital in Mexico City. Photo: File Shriners Hospital in Mexico City is offering free care to children...

500 children in Xaya are barefoot. Here’s how to help.

A drive is under way to bring shoes for 500 children in impoverished Xaya, a pueblo in...

Adopt a grandparent in Tizimín this holiday

Grandparents are available for adoption this Christmas. Photos: Casa Del Anciano Los Tres Reyes Tizimín, Yucatán — "Christmas...

Refettorio Mérida finally opens, feeding the hungry in a reclaimed mansion

One of the worlds top chefs has opened a restaurant in Merida, but it’s aimed at feeding the hungry, not the...

Cocina económica cooks up free meals for increasingly hungry neighbors

Two women are feeding their hungry neighbors at the cocina económica Mi Casita at Calle 89 between 58 and 60 in...

Friends and family rally for heart attack victim facing huge hospital...

A GoFundMe page gets him halfway there; artists donate work for fundraiser to raise even more money for an American facing huge medical bills.

Season of Sharing bash raises over 112,000 pesos

The 2018 Toys for Joy party wraps up the Season of Sharing campaign. Photo: Lee Steele The Toys...

Toys for Joy celebrates 4th year collecting gifts for area children

Yucatan Giving Outreach AC announced today that the last in the series of this year's Season of Sharing events is almost sold out.

Season of Sharing raises 245,400 pesos in a 1-day polo tournament

Visitors paid between 350 and 500 pesos to attend an afternoon of polo matches, live music, cocktails and activities that included a fashion show, creative hat contest and a silent auction. 

Charity polo tournament, in 3rd year, on pace to set records

The finishing touches are being completed for the 3rd Annual Chicas for Charity Polo Tournament, which is fast approaching on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Expats, locals mix over YGO breakfast and raise money for charities

Breakfast was served Tuesday morning to a banquet room full of expats and locals who reveled in kicking off another Season of Sharing.