#GivingTuesday is a global day of generosity that takes place on November 30, 2021. It's an opportunity for people around the world to come together to thank, help, give, show kindness, and share what they have with those in need.

We ask that you DONATE TODAY to make a difference in the lives of Akumal children

Thanks to the generosity of all of our Supporters, we've accomplished an incredible amount in 2021 and have a few key projects on deck for 2022.  Scroll down to see those details.  

Our goal is to enter 2022 with half of our Operational Expenses covered by our fundraising efforts on #GivingTuesday.  Our Operating expenses cover teachers' salaries, utilities, building maintenance, and basic classroom supplies.  This would allow us the freedom to focus on the children without such a large expense looming over us.

All donations are deductible for US taxpayers.

Hekab Be Biblioteca 501(c)3

Tax ID #26-2750810

Please contact us for a tax receipt. 

Donations can be made via:

  • PayPal:  Click HERE and please choose the "friends and family" option to avoid fees.  Also, consider setting up Hekab Be for a monthly recurring donation.  PayPal gives you that option!

  • Facebook Fundraiser: Encourage all of your friends and family to donate to Hekab Be Biblioteca on your behalf.  Find Hekab Be Biblioteca under "Fundraisers" and FaceBook will guide you through the steps.

  • AmazonSmile: You can "softly" support the library when shopping online. Simply shop Amazon HERE and AmazonSmile will donate to Hekab Be Biblioteca, at no cost to you.  Follow prompts to ensure every time you shop that a portion of proceeds will be donated to Hekab Be.

  • Check:  Checks in USD can be mailed payable to: Hekab Be Biblioteca

Hekab Be Biblioteca, Inc.

306 St Andrews Rd.

Newport Beach, CA 92663​

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A few things we’ve accomplished in 2021:

  • We’re almost finished with some much-needed renovations. 😊

  • We added an additional part-time teacher to ensure the students are all getting enough attention and instruction. 😊

  • We have a new website! 😊

  • We created a new logo and have renamed ourselves Hekab Be Biblioteca y Centro de Actividades. Hekab be Library & Activity Center. This better reflects all that we do as we are so much more than a library! 😊

  • We’ve implemented a consistent social media campaign highlighting Kaori’s daily teaching and experiences with the children as well as educating our followers on upcoming initiatives, fundraisers, volunteering opportunities, etc. 😊

  • We’ve committed to a renewed focus on consistently communicating with our supporters via periodic e-mail newsletters and other forms of outreach. 😊

  • We’ve reactivated the Mexican Board and have begun the process of installing new, engaged members. 😊

  • All of this and more  - while still dealing with the devastation of Covid’s impact on the local economy and many local and expat families. ☹️


Our focus for 2022:

  • A final renovation focus in early 2022 of creating a Health Education Center where the children (and their families) can receive education on preventative care as well as basic free medical testing and referrals to pueblo doctors (when needed). 😊

  • The 2022 Akumal Arts Festival will take place January 28-30 and features colorful murals painted by artists that come from around the world to donate their time and talent. Every child in the pueblo will once again play a role in creating artwork for the festival. 😊

  • A water park in Akumal pueblo for the children to have a safe, water-centric play area. As construction continues for the Maya Train, access to the beach will become virtually impossible for the children in the pueblo.☹️ A very generous supporter has given us a grant that will allow us to kick-off fundraising and construction of this water park. The land has already been secured and building plans developed.