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One of our favorite charitable organizations, The KKiS Project (Keeping Kids in School) has one major fund raising event each year, an exciting live auction which his held in February. The money raised at this fun event pays for all the curriculum used in the classrooms throughout the school year as well as the backpacks and supplies that are distributed to needy students in Solidaridad. Read More...
"Life's a Beach" readers already know that Christmas Dream Playa has done a wonderful job over the past few years raising awareness about disabled and disadvantaged children in this region with their annual toy drives and "Letters to Santa" campaigns. Read More...
On April 14, Rotary Playa del Carmen Seaside will be participating with other Quintana Roo Rotary Clubs in the Grand Rubber Ducky Regatta! First prize is a house in Cancun!!! Additional awesome prizes include a motorbike, home appliances, furniture packages, flatscreen TVs and much more! Read More...
The 2nd Annual KKiS Project Fundraiser will be held on February 28th at 11:00am at Wah Wah Beach Bar on 2nd and the beach. The event will be a luncheon and live auction with a wide array of amazing prizes donated by generous Playa locals and friends from abroad! The KKiS Project, headed up by Playa resident Gayle Collins, is an organization of American and Canadian ex-pats who provide support to under-privileged school children in the Playa del Carmen area. Their mission: to help keep kids enrolled in school by supplying uniforms, providing school supplies and backpacks, securing English language materials for the classroom and providing volunteers for the classrooms to help students learn English. Read More...
Playa del Carmen's KKiS Project (Keeping Kids in Schools) will be holding their 2nd Annual Charity Auction on February 28th at Wah Wah Beach Bar. This fundraising event will be a Luncheon with Open Bar and an exciting LIVE auction with all proceeds going to support KKiS efforts in 2013. Read More...
CANDi (Cats and Dogs International) and Isla Animals, with the support of Planned Pet Hood International, will be holding another dog and cat sterilization clinic in the community of Bonfil in Cancun, Mexico on November 4-10, 2012. Read More...
It's no secret that Playa del Carmen's beloved Angel Notion and its founder Lavonna Redman have had a stressful and tumultuous year. Many challenges and obstacles have threatened the very existence of the organization and negatively impacted the many local residents that depend on Angel Notion's programs and services. While Angel Notion has faced resistance locally, it continues to draw support worldwide from a wide network of passionate individuals and corporations determined to bolster the efforts of the organization so that we may continue to help those that cannot help themselves. Cruise Planners is the latest US based operation to step up to the plate and pledge their support for Angel Notion. Read More...
"On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...." This beloved traditional holiday song is the inspiration for a seasonal blog series, "12 Days/12 Ways", an effort to draw attention to 12 worthy not for profit groups in Playa Read More...
Ever wonder what the old Puerto Vallarta of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton was like? Destination:PEACE is teaming-up with Puerto Vallarta’s Villa Leonarda, former gathering place of Old-Hollywood, for its Volunteer Vacations. Travelers can Read More...
Greetings and Happy Holidays to all "Life's a Beach" Readers. We have been so blessed this year and want to take a moment to remember that not everyone is as fortunate. Not everyone has the opportunities and advantages that we all enjoy. Read More...
Finally, after three months of hard work and countless hours of planning and organizing, Taste of Playa went off to rave reviews. The event saw nearly three thousand Playa del Carmen residents and tourists come through the grounds. Some came just to look Read More...
Greetings "Life's a Beach" readers. This is an article written for the August newsletter for the regional interest website, SacBe . If you haven't yet signed up for an email subscription to receive this informative publication, you can Read More...
Yesterday, Taste of Playa Executive committee members Monica Hartlief and Nicola Inwood met with local goverment officials at the Municipal Jail to make a gift of much needed medicines and much appreciated sporting equipment for the inmates of the prison. Read More...
Yesterday afternoon, about 20 hardworking, soft-hearted volunteers, locals and tourists alike, came together at Playa del Carmen's beloved Peanut Pet Shelter to help Andy, Jen and Adam fufill their dreams of a safe, clean sanctuary for the town's Read More...
Seasons Greetings "Life's a Beach" readers! Lavonna from Angel Notion is in need of 60 translators to help at the clinic in Nic te ha on December 24th at 8am. Please take a moment to read her personal message below. I hope we can find some Read More...