Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Founded by a wonderful lady named Cheryl Schrean in 2011, Cheryl's Shoebox started out as an organization with the 'sole' focus of collecting and distributing shoes to the children, families and individuals in need throughout Puerto Vallarta and surrounding communities.
Though, sadly, Cheryl is no longer with us, in her memory, today Cheryl's Shoebox continues to flourish, collecting hundreds of shoes a year from visitors around the world.
Realizing that much more could be done for local families in need, over the past couple of years, Cheryl's volunteers have expanded their efforts and are now working with schools in low income areas to provide not only school shoes, but also educational supplies and support for local educators.
Come enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with live music by Cheko Ruiz and Zarapes De Neon (Colectivo Musical) and picnic style games with your favorite restaurants, bars and shops competing for the title of Cheryl's Shoebox Summer Bash Champions!
Individuals and Businesses are invited to enter a team of 4 to compete for the Cheryl's Shoebox 1st Place Traveling Trophy, which was taken home by the winners of the 2018 Cheryl's Shoebox Summer Bash Team Challenge, the What a Drag Puerto Vallarta Fairy Drag Mothers. If you'd like to sponsor a team, click HERE to download the team sponsorship form.
Another great way for anyone to help raise funds is the Second Annual Shoe Decorating Contest. Just take a shoe, any old shoe will do (reserve new shoes for donations, please), pump up your creativity and bling it out. Silly, funky, themed, ugly or over-the-top, whatever you need to do to wedge out the competition! Then bring your decorated shoe to the event, where it will be displayed so guests can vote by inserting pesos (donations) into the shoe they like most. The shoe designer whose creation collects the most pesos will win 50% of the monies raised!
Join us for a great afternoon of games, music and more - for a good cause! Entry to the event is 200 pesos, and Babel Bar will have delicious drinks and fabulous food available for purchase. Tickets are available at the door or from Cheryl's Shoebox Team Members. For the latest information and updates, visit the Facebook event page.
The purpose of Cheryl's Shoebox is to increase the quality of education in disadvantaged schools throughout the Banderas Bay region by providing shoes, school shoes and school materials to students as well as educational supplies to teachers. Click HERE to learn more about Cheryl's Shoebox and how you can be part of this important effort.BabelBar is located at Aquiles Serdán 437 on the Isla Rio Cuale, near the Cultural Center.