So here the promised updates ;-) I keep it short ;-)

Christmas Cheer

Like last year (yes, my little neighborhood pantry is now in operation since over a year), I would love to give my neighbors here in Santiago a little extra cheer for Christmas. Typical Christmas sweets like polverones, turron and the like plus some toys for their children and grandchildren additionally to the food and other basic household items I am already providing. Also, like last year, I would like be able to give them a small amount of cash (difficult topic, I know!) to buy gifts for each other.

Roundabout Room

Despite the Omicron situation and taking ALL the necessary precautions I have decided to open up the flat a bit more. I am now taking in in-kind donations of shoes, clothing, cutlery, crockery and small appliances. People can come to this room to pick up what they need and leave what they don’t need anymore but what could be serviceable to others. This is very much an emerging project in its infant steps, so please wish me luck! But so far it has gone exceedingly well!

Personal Update

As some of you know, I am in treatment for depression, anxiety and panic disorder. Apart of taking my meds and seeing my talk therapist starting January helping others really helps me. I am getting better by the day and feeling really positive about my future and my future work here in Santiago.

Donation Links

If you want to support this project, here are some handy links: (near the top of right side bar)

For other ways to donate, please send me an email or leave a comment.

No matter how big or small your donation, it makes a REAL difference for ‘my families’.

Many Muchas Gracias, SY

PS Here some photos of the ‘Roundabout Room’ from today:

4 thoughts on “So here the promised updates ;-) I keep it short ;-)”

  1. Seasons greetings Sybil
    I hope you are well and coping with everything. It was nice meeting you for coffee in Santiago last September.
    Is it possible to make a donation direct from my bank account? My credit card charges have increased substantially and I would rather donate more money than pay the fees. If this is possible please e-mail me the details.
    Very best wishes

    1. Oops, totally missed that comment! Email is on the way, if you have already donated, please just ignore it! It was great meeting you too and hopefully soon again!
      BC SY

  2. Anxiety affects many of us. If there is a positive aspect to recurrent issues such as that then, in my experience, you learn that it will pass.

    1. I know, my pharmacists told me she never before sold so many anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds like in the last two years.

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