July's inspiring recap. A big project planned for August.

In July, our customers donated $1,462, which we matched 100%. Guests of The Phoenix donated $275, which The Phoenix matched. And customers of Wine de Vine donated $29, which Wine de Vine matched.

In total, we contributed $3,532 to the DFC Eco Rangers, which is a group of kids in the DFC area who are cleaning up their neighborhood by picking up garbage, planting trees & flowers, installing & maintaining garbage bins, and repurposing trash into public art. They made us a great trash bin (swipe left) that we will install on the beach in front of our restaurant. If you doubt the work ethic, selflessness, and intelligence of young people in Belize, you should spend time with these kids. We guarantee that your perception will change.

In August, we're raising money to build a new library and literacy classroom at New Horizons Primary School. This addition will give the school a dedicated place for kids to read and for teachers to conduct literacy classes for the kids. Currently, the school does not have an indoor space for this. The cost of the project is $25K. To date, $15K has been raised. We hope to raise the remaining $10K.

As always, you can donate in person at our restaurant, The Phoenix, or Wine de Vine. Or you can give online here: bluewatergrillbelize.com/community

Thanks for helping us make a difference in San Pedro.