Help Santa Bring Christmas to Boquillas’ Children

For the last 12 years, long-time Terlingua resident Marcos Paredes has taken food and presents to the children of Boquillas on Christmas Day. Marcos and some of his friends and neighbors have bought presents for the children plus turkeys and hams for their families, and delivered them personally.

This is a wonderful tradition. For it to continue, we need to pitch in.

Although there is now a legal border crossing into Boquillas, tourism is way down from where it used to be and without our efforts these children will not have much of a Christmas.

This year, Santa needs some help.  He needs your help so that our less fortunate neighbors to the South can celebrate Christmas.

You can help by donating using the button below. Your money will go to Terlingua Cares, which is associated with the Big Bend Citizen’s Alliance (a 501.c.3 non-profit organization based in Terlingua, Texas), and all funds raised will go to pay for gifts and food for the children of Boquillas.

If you’d like written confirmation of your donation for tax purposes, contact me (Pat O’Bryan) at koanwrangler (at) gmail (dot) com.


Santa hands out presents to the children of Boquillas
Santa hands out presents to the children of Boquillas
The reindeer can't swim, so Santa has to paddle.
The reindeer can’t swim, so Santa has to paddle.
Ho, ho, ho.
Ho, ho, ho.


4 Replies to “Help Santa Bring Christmas to Boquillas’ Children”

  1. My husband and I are Canadian volunteers at Fort Leaton State Historical Site near Presidio. We have been in contact with Amber Harrison at Barton Warnock regarding delivery of a large donation of clothes we have collected to deliver to Boquillas for Christmas. The donation includes many stuffies (stuffed animal toys) for the children. We would like to transfer our donation to Marcos Paredes. How can we do this? We will be in Lajitas on Wednesday. Thank you.

    1. Marcos is on Facebook. Try that?

      If that doesn’t work, contact me at koanwrangler (at) gmail (dot) com and I’ll get word to him.


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