After over 25 years of service to the community, Chrysalis is now merging with another fine organization here on the island, Friends of Cozumel. Friends of Cozumel began about 15 years ago, also helping students from low-income families. Their focus has been on school supplies, and their numbers are impressive. In recent years they have been supporting over 500 students.
We have known the founders of Friends of Cozumel, Karen and Larry Pedersen, for close to 20 years. They are very much hands on and have a great team of volunteers to help. There is no one on the island we would trust more or would even consider working with.
What does this mean for Chrysalis? We will continue to work to raise funds, coordinate donations dropped off at our locations on the island, and volunteer alongside Karen and Larry. It also means that we will focus just on school supplies, as we have done for the past two years. We will no longer supply shoes or uniforms as we did prior to the pandemic.
On behalf of all the Chrysalis volunteers, we look forward to continuing our joint mission of serving the Cozumel community.
Sally Hurwitch (Amethyst)
Cozumel Chrysalis Group/Friends of Cozumel