The Results of FANLAP SUBASTA 2014

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By Judy Peterson

In December of 2013, Fundacion Ayuda Niños La Paz, A.C., (FANLAP) celebrated 25 years of the annual subasta which was held at Marina de La Paz. The first Subasta was held in 1988 by Club Cruceros de La Paz to purchase Christmas presents for children of impoverished families. Subasta 2013 was to be the last time we would have this event. However, at a meeting of our volunteers in October, the consensus of the group was that the annual Subasta must go on. It was felt that it is important to offer members of the community the opportunity to purchase quality used clothing and other items at a reasonable price, in addition to raising funds for our programs.

Subasta 2014 took place this year on Sunday, December 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at El Mangle at the foot of Calle Sinaloa, which turned out to be the perfect venue.

Thank you to our organizers, volunteers who spent the year sorting clothing and other items donated for our used clothing booth, those who worked making announcements on the VHF radio, those who sold raffle tickets, all who worked the event as volunteers. We are most grateful to the owners of businesses who offered donations for our silent auction and the raffle, and those who had booths at the event and donated 25% of their earnings to FANLAP. Thanks to the forty scholarship students who worked five-hour shifts before, during and after the Subasta.

Above all, thank you to the people who came to spend their money, and those who purchased raffle tickets or purchased items in the silent auction. We could not have done this without you.

We deposited $56,485 pesos into our bank account, which will be used to purchase food and other necessities for the dining room from January through May of 2015.

The complete report of Subasta 2014 will be in our annual report, to be released in April of 2015. It will also be on our Facebook page at and on our webpage at

Thank you to Tom Ireton, photographer extraordinaire, for the picture attached.

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