Lesbians are Sweet Volunteers
Next stop was Belize City, Belize, where volunteers tackled two projects. Sweet partnered with Hand Wash Hand to create a children's story time corner and to paint classrooms. "Sweeties" - the name the cruisers became affectionately known as -- donated more than 1,000 books plus other school supplies, and cruiser Erin Cottom donated a much-needed copier, toner and paper.
Working with Lifeline Foundation, another group added color to cartoon characters drawn by a local artist on the on the walls of the pediatric ward at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. The first lady of Belize even stopped by to help.
The local press covered the Sweet visit and a news website commented, "The charitable work being done by the group is commendable but for us as a society it is also a huge step towards liberalism and accepting people for who they are. The organization is made up of lesbians on a mission to show the world that they are able to contribute productively."
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