GIVE A TOY...GET A SMILE! - Personal Delivery

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  1. CancunNurse

    CancunNurse Regular Registered Member

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    Hey Jaime...We have been getting donations through other sources, but I appreciate you helping us oout with your own donations and toys!

    I went to a different Walmart today and got a Magic Bottle Baby, 2 Mr. Mouth games, a Nerf Ball-Blaster with refills, 4 Lego sets for boys, and 4 Easy Writers. 12 More toys to add which brings us to 126 toys!

    :D :D :D :D :D We're CRUISIN'!!!! :D :D :D :D :D
     
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    I'm still stuck on 3 paypal donations totalling $170. Hopefully more will be forthcoming, but you can be sure we'll be ramping it up a little the closer we get to Christmas.
     
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    Will you be running this program during early-mid December 2007 as well? We will be visiting Cancun at that time and would like to bring some toys.
     
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    Does anyone know how many toys we can bring down without having to pay some sort of extra money or having problems with customs thinking we are importing to sell in Cancun?

    I would like to bring more than one, but don't wanna end up getting myself in trouble.

    Michelle
     
  5. Life_N_Cancun

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    Well...right now..no...I dont think anyone knows. I have someone who has a friend that is a customs lawyer in Puerto Morelos that *might be able to give us some legal info....but as we all know...the law is open to interpretation in Mexico, so it really just comes down to who you deal with.

    I think you are allowed $300 dollars worth of goods tax free...but I dont know anything for sure....you would think, since its for charity that you would have no problems, and you might be well advised to print out the newspaper article from the photo gallery at the website as proof that the charity is real and not a story you made up. But even then its tricky.

    My best advice is, if you plan on bringing alot of stuff, (and bless you if you are :lol: ) bring the reciepts, and DO declare them on your form...then if you are stopped you can explain they are for charity.

    & THANK YOU for your support.. :D
     
  6. CancunNurse

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    I am hoping this will be an ongoing project until.....FOREVER! There are always some poor kids that need toys, and I want to make sure they get them. We will be happy to accept them no matter when you bring them down! I do believe that you are allowed to bring 5 toys down. I took Life_N_Cancun's suggestion and make a copy of the Give a Toy mission
    in Spanish (located at our website www.Giveatoygetasmile.org) and I will be bringing that down with me, which I hope will minimize any problems.
    Thanks to everyone, and Christmas is just around the corner! Nancy Claus
     
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    4biddenpleasrs I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    We'd just like to say that it wasn't that hard to find toys to take. It didn't take that long and it will give you a good feeling when you're done.

    If everyone takes a couple toys, a few colouring books and a few sets of markers/crayons I think every kid down there will have a very happy christmas.
     
  9. CancunNurse

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    Well, we made it to Cancun without any problems. We looked at the back of the customs paper and it specifically says 5 toys per person...we brought 6 each. We also included a copy of the Give a Toy Mission copied from the www.Giveatoygetasmile.org website just in case we had a problem. Gratefully, no problem!

    4biddenpleasrs...Thanks so much for bringing your toys. I will be adding your name to our website this week. I really appreciate you taking the time from your vacation to help out the kids.

    I am so happy to say that toys are rolling in now on a daily basis. Every day, Janet and Joe come downtown from MY PLACE and call me and say.."We have toys for you!" There are more toys than you can imagine....and new clothing and hair and beauty supplies, stuffed animals, AMAZING! Thanks to all that have helped us with this project! :D

    Nancy Claus
     
  10. CancunNurse

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    Toys!

    Our Toy Drive is going far better than anyone had ever expected. We are getting toys almost daily now from MY PLACE and have even had toys trickling in from Tulum and Playa del Carmen. Thanks to everyone that has brought toys down to Cancun or who have made a monetary donation! We have the children at the "Learning to live with AIDS and HIV" covered (52 children ) and we have a bunch of coloring books and crayons and stuffed animals for the children in the hospitals. The Director of the Hospital General has asked us if we could supply children with AIDS or HIV in the hospital that don't belong to this group with toys, too, and my answer was "WHY NOT!?". WE'RE CRUISIN'!! The toys that I receive now will be going to the children in the regions outside of Cancun. Thanks again to everyone for the generosity, love and support!
    Nancy Claus
     
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