This past Saturday was a busy day for volunteers. In the morning we held a dirty day where we continued the monthly food collection for area dining halls. About nine volunteers joined in the office and set out in groups to canvas the Cerro de las Rosas neighborhood near the office. Within 3 hours they had collected a sizeable donation of non-perishable items that will be donated to the local dining halls that we work with. This includes the dining hall in Unquillo, Copa de Leche in Arguello and the Estrellitas Belen daycare center.
In total we collected: 7kilos of sugar, 3k rice, 2k flour, 6,5k pasta, 1,5k lentils, 1k salt, 1k, polenta, 1 liter of milk, 3 boxes of gelatin, 2 boxes of tea, 1 box yerba mate, 4 cans of tuna, 2 cans corn, 3 cans peas, 3 cans of diced tomatoes, 500g tomato pure, 500g garbanzo beans and 1 can of dulce de durazno.
Muchas gracias to the volunteers to came to help out!
After a short break and a snack of some yummy empanadas we headed to the center to take the bus to Carlos Paz for our social of the week. It was a beautiful day and we were a smaller group, so we were able to move easily around town. In Carlos Paz we went to the base of a small mountain where we took the aerosillas (chair lift) up the mountain for a beautiful view of the lake, city and the surrounding Sierras. It was beautiful!
At the top there were activities to do such as ziplining (tiroleza) and archery. Five brave volunteers opted for the tiroleza, while the other volunteers watched. Once we were back together again, we made our way back down the mountain (in the aerosilla of course) and explored a little more. We ended up finding the Casa de Casper - an interesting house where you have an anti-gravity and ghost hunting experience. Were there really ghosts? Well thats for you to decide, but it made for a fun time and nice end to the day! We returned to Cordoba a bit tired but with most ready to see where the night would take them!!