The zoo was on my mind, because the little boy in the house behind mine had just been there with his school. He came over one evening with a form from the school asking for a donation to send him there. I happily gave him some money. (HIS cost for the entire trip was $20 with his school.) Now...there is another whole blog about the "Beggars of Belize." PLEASE don't get this twisted! (LOL, Cool slang -right? Reaching for a young reader...) Anyway...don't think that my neighbor boy is in any way asking for something for nothing. THIS kid is like a man in a smaller body! He has raked my yard, returned my clothes that blew off the close line, and even made me a little card. He's the coolest kid! The paper he brought from school explained where m money would be spent...and it was not to put in the boy's pocket. It was a sponsorship I gave him...not a handout! In fact...THIS particular kid doesn't accept handouts! I ran into him and his little friend one evening leaving the store. I happened to have a couple dollar coins in my hand, and I gave one to each of them. Not because they asked, but because I wanted to do it. They said thanks, and bought their candy. Next thing I know...The two of them are out there just singing and raking my driveway! I didn't give them a buck to ask them to work. And they didn't take a buck for nothing. I adore these boys! <3
So.....here's the link to the Belize Zoo again....and a bunch of pictures for you to enjoy!
YOU CAN make donations from wherever you are on this beautiful planet! They can use the funds, I'm sure....