News from Around Banderas Bay | March 2009
|R.I.S.E. Kids 'Fly' at Canopy Los Veranos|
Sue Fornoff - PVNN
Thanks to the generous people at Canopy Tours de Los Veranos, many of the children from Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza (R.I.S.E.) recently had the amazing experience of soaring through the air on a canopy adventure.
The Los Veranos staff members, led by general manager, Sylvie Scopazzo, paid close attention to the needs and safety of the children and volunteers; making it a positive, unforgettable day for all.
In addition, they provided lunch, an individual photo, a video, a special tee-shirt for everyone, and "goodie bags" for the children to enjoy on the ride back to the shelter. The Los Veranos Canopy Tour staff clearly understands the concept of giving to the community and made some special children here in Puerto Vallarta VERY happy.
Canopy tour manager Scopazzo said "We ALL had a great time! I especially feel great about how my guides reacted to GIVING BACK to the community. A few were quite interested in how they can get more involved."
For more specific information about R.I.S.E. please view the website at Refugio-Infantil.org. Visits to R.I.S.E. between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm Monday through Friday or 10 am to 5 pm on Saturdays can be arranged by calling Sol Martinez Marciel, the marvelous, energetic administrator at R.I.S.E. at (322) 222-7857 or by emailing her at elsoldevallarta(at)hotmail.com. Monetary and material donations are always welcome and are tax deductible in the U.S. through Children's Shelter of Hope Foundation and in Canada through Canadian Children's Shelter of Hope Foundation.
For more information about Los Veranos Canopy Tours, an exciting eco-adventure that gives people of all ages the chance to explore the indigenous jungle canopy while zipping from tree to tree over the breathtaking Orquidias River in Puerto Vallarta, Click HERE or visit CanopyTours-Vallarta.com.