Mattress Project Update – June 2012

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Sheryl Hamilton
On Saturday, June 2, sixteen mattresses were delivered to needy families in Laguna Azul (Marquez de Leon) and Vista Hermosa, bringing the total distributed to date to 62.
The mattresses are purchased at local segundas with donated funds from various sources: Club Cruceros, individual donors and small fundraising events such as the LPG ‘meet and greet’ held in February.
Most of the homes in these areas are built with scraps of wood, plastic and metal, and furnishings are sparse to say the least. Children often sleep on the ground, or share a tiny cot with other family members.
A used mattress generally costs 350 pesos, or about $25 … so a little money goes a long way toward keeping these kids off the floor! If you are able to donate mattresses, money or bedding to help support the project, please contact Al Marchand at or Sheryl Hamilton at
For more information and photos, visit the ‘Camas para los niños’ page on Facebook.
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