Mexico

Today, I was talking to Senora about Operation Luna. We gave her all of the bags for the shelter in Tijuana back in December, yet she hasn’t had a chance to deliver them, and we have been worried about the possibility of having the bags confiscated at the border. So, today we talked about other organizations that already bring donations to Tijuana to bring our materials with them as well. Senora told me that she has a date set for Spring Break to either bring the bags on her own, or if she hears back from the organizations, she will give the donations to them instead. Either way, I will just be happy for the victims of the hurricane to receive the donations and have to worry slightly less about their feminine hygiene problems. Honestly, looking back, I cannot believe how far this project has come. I had no idea we would have so much success, and that we would be able to extend the project to a global issue. I have learned to take pride in my actions, yet at the same time be modest and be okay with making a difference without seeing the change, so the benefit is purely for others and no self-reward. I have tried to be more selfless and to continue to uphold my values or caring for and helping others.

12/22

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Today Bella and I went to drop off the finished bags at Senora’s house. Yesterday, Bella stopped by Michelle’s house to pick up extra bags, as we were about 20 totes short from the ones we had already gotten from Michelle’s. I left a little before 1230 in the Yukon, then had to stop for gas on my way, and went to pick up Bella. On the way to Senora’s, Bella put the last few Ziploc bags in the totes. When we got to her house, we unloaded everything, then talked to Senora about the Tijuana shelter. She and Karly, the connection we met at the “Dia de Los Muertos” plan on going next Wednesday, yet Senora mentioned that Karly has not been consistent with meetings, so they may have to reschedule. We would have loved to go, yet Senora talked to the principal and they concluded it would be best if students did not go.

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