After paying legal and governmental expenses and a substantial effort on our part, we hope to soon have final approval from the Panamanian government designating us as a charitable organization. This has not been an easy task because we are considered a “horse of a different color.” Once we gain approval however, we will be able to issue receipts and donations will be deductible from Panamanian income taxes which is a real plus.
The greatest benefit however, has been the ability to affect real change in our Boquete community. Because of the hard work of all the volunteers, the amazing generosity of the donors and the huge numbers of buyers our charities are able to feed the hungry, educate the children, reduce the animal over-population, supply clean water, protect the environment and on and on. In a very real way, your donations have allowed Bid 4 Boquete to touch the lives of so many people while at the same time creating the most desirable community in Panama in which to live.
Still, the need is great so we will kick off the 2014 Bid 4 Boquete fund drive on Sunday, August 4th with a plant sale at the Chiriqui Storage Flea Market. We need donations of plants and plastic pots. Any kind of plant from flowers to vegetables to bushes, etc. Then on Tuesday, August 6th, we will have our first volunteer meeting of the year. We need your help so please contact us at Bid4Boquete@gmail.com for more information or to make a donation.
Your “tres mujeres”
Anayansi Menedez, Penelope Barrett, Bonnie Williams