Corazon de Nina Shelter for Girls & Boys

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

Fundacion Corazón de Niña  A.C. is a registered not-for-profit organization of Mexico that provides a nurturing family environment for at-risk girls and boys of all ages.

At present we have thirty-nine children and youth (as of October 2015) aged four months to twenty-three years - twenty-seven girls and eleven boys.

We have two homes in Puerto Vallarta - one for the girls and one next door for the boys.

At present, Corazon de Nina is the only residential resource for girls over the age of twelve in Puerto Vallarta.

Mission

To provide a loving, nurturing and safe home for at-risk children where they can realize their full potential as happy, confident, fulfilled human beings.

Philosophy

Our philosophy involves a steadfast belief that security, love, values and knowledge are essential to the development of a well-balanced adult. To this end, we provide a home in which our young people are appreciated and loved for who they are, and supported to be all they can be. Our job, like the job of every good parent, is to provide an environment in which a child can grow with security, love, values and knowledge to become a healthy, confident, self-reliant person and thus break the cycle of poverty and abuse.

Corazon de Nina is entirely dependent on its loyal supporters for funding. We receive no stipends from local, state and/or federal governments.

How You Can Help Corazon de Nina

Time, Talent, Treasure

There are three ways to help at Corazón de Niña… each one is as important and necessary as the others:

Time

• Prepare meals
• Help with house maintenance
• Help with garden care
• Carry out administrative duties
• Shop for food and goods
• Volunteer to help with and/or host a fundraiser
• Plan and carry out activities for the kids

Talent

• Help with English homework
• Teach music, art, dance, yoga or handicrafts
• Do finishing construction tasks
• Create an organic garden, landscaping and a fountain
• Interact with and listen to our kids as a friend and mentor
• Treasure

Treasure

• Make a one-time or monthly donation
• Donate objects that we can utilize or sell
• Sponsor fundraising events at your business
• Donate construction materials for our building project
Donate money or needed items through your group or service club

What do we need?

We need to grow… there are so many children living in high-risk situations here in Puerto Vallarta that have nowhere to go… in order to receive them we need larger accommodations or another home.

• Bunk beds
• Mattresses
• Computers & printers
• Printer paper
• Tables and chairs
• Large wall fans
• Sheets
• Pillows
• Light blankets
• Wardrobe closets/dressers
• Tables for our computer/study center
• A subscription to National Geographic
• Musical instruments for the school band
• Shoes for folkloric dance
• Cement, rebar, mortar and blocks
• Electrical and plumbing materials
• A 15+ passenger van
• Monthly support for expenses of food, books, school equipment, clothes, medicine, transportation, sports, etc.

Thinking of lending a hand?

We encourage you to visit us first at Corazón de Niña if you can, to get a sense of who we are and how you might best participate as a member of our wonderful extended family.

Donate to Corazon de Nina

A huge thank you to all of you who continue to work so hard at and contribute so much to Corazón de Niña. We so relish your involvement in our lives. You give us hope. More than that, you give us the confidence and determination to get up each morning and with you, make a difference.

And we do make a difference. Every day we see it in the eyes and smiles and hugs of our children and youth. You are the sun through our days and the stars in our nights. Thank you for being there.

Please choose the appropriate donation page:

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Thank you for helping to secure a bright future for our children and youth.

Last updated: September 1, 2017 · Charity ID: 518

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We are so pleased to be celebrating our 5th Anniversary! As of now, over 100 children and youth have slept safely in our home - some for one night, some for years.

13Jul2017
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03Jun2017
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24Apr2017
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Members of IFC are proud of the club's long history and the beneficial effect that the club has had on the education, health and social services in the city.

06Apr2017
Stolie's Second Season in Vallarta Coming to an End

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Chicago-based songwriter Stolie is getting ready to pack up and head home to Chicago where she will turn her focus back to performing for children all summer long.

03Apr2017
Children's Shelter Opens New Thrift Store in Marina Vallarta

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What we need are more volunteers, more stuff to sell and with so many mouths to feed daily, please consider dropping off any non-perishable food and anything you brought down and now don’t have room for in your suitcase.

28Mar2017
'Youth Helping Youth' Picnic Under the Stars

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Enjoy a fun evening, delicious dinner, meet the children and be entertained by Michelle Johnson, jazz singer extraordinaire, and the incomparable violinist Diego Mondragon.

24Feb2017
Fourth Annual Puerto Vallarta Pub Trivia Challenge

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A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Live Shows and Concerts, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Art Walks, Cooking Classes, Kitty Bingo, TED Talks, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

04Feb2017
Fourth Annual Open Your Heart Gala for Corazon de Nina Childrens Shelter

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11Dec2016
Annual Holiday Jewelry Collection Party at the June Rosen Lopez Gallery

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It's time to have fun! Have a nosh, stop thinking about politics and enjoy the holiday season! Hope you can come up and join me!

05Dec2016
2016 'House Hunters International' Charity Event Breaks the Record

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This year’s ‘Night Of Latin Stars’ theme event brought out some of Puerto Vallarta’s prominent players as they gathered for a night under the stars to help raise much needed funds for three Puerto Vallarta charitable and community organizations.

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19Nov2016
Beachfront Fashion Show to Benefit Corazon de Nina Children's Shelter

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We hope you'll join us on Saturday, November 26 at 1:00 for a delicious light lunch, dessert, coffee or tea. Update your beach wardrobe while supporting the children at the Corazon de Nina Shelter.

17Oct2016
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03Oct2016
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21Sep2016
Crew from Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast Pitch in at Corazon de Nina Shelter

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30 crew and members of the Navy League painted living spaces, planted a garden and cleaned up around the Corazon de Nina shelter for at-risk children. The children at the shelter also got to tour the Steadfast.

07Sep2016
Crew of US Coast Guard Cutter CGC Sherman Visit as Volunteers to Puerto Vallarta

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We salute the 14 volunteers from CGC Sherman who graciously gave of their leave time to help in this wonderful organization. Bravo!

06Sep2016
'House Hunters International' Puerto Vallarta Charity Event

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The over-the-top event production will include spectacular fireworks, decor by the fabulous Mike Hickman, live performers and private fortune telling sessions with Mr. Mercado himself!

30Jul2016
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Visit Three Hens & a Rooster every Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Venustiano Carranza 466, Old Town Puerto Vallarta. A great way to start the weekend in this large, open, beautiful space!

19Jun2016
Puerto Vallarta June Newsletter from American Legion Post 14

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25Mar2016
Rockin' Under the Stars Fundraiser for Corazon de Nina Shelter

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Join us on Friday, April 8 from 7:30 until 10:00 pm at Casa Karma Boutique Resort Event Terraces for Rockin' Under the Stars. Wear your dancing shoes!

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Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

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18Feb2016
Fun Facts and Useless Information at Vallarta Pub Trivia Tournament

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08Feb2016
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07Feb2016
Open Your Heart Gala Fundraiser for Corazon de Nina Childrens Shelter

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Join us at Corazon de Nina for our 3rd Annual Open Your Heart Gala CasaMagna Marriott Hotel on Valentine's Day, Sunday February 14 in support of our local boys and girls in Puerto Vallarta.

13Jan2016
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Since founding his private charity in 2015, the Richard R. Reed Foundation, Reed has been diligently researching charitable organizations in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and his home state of Arizona.

11Oct2015
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The CasaMagna Marriott in Marina Vallarta will be hosting a Benefit Breakfast fundraiser for Corazon de Nina on Friday, October 23 at 10:00 am.

14May2015
Tribute to the Beatles Benefit for Girls and Boys Shelter Puerto Vallarta

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Club Skal of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit invite to you a musical concert and benefit for Corazon de Nina Children's Shelter on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm for this hour and 1/2 concert.

08Feb2015
Open Your Heart Gala Fundraiser for Children Shelter

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Join us at the Sheraton on February 14 at 6:30 pm for our 2nd Annual Open Your Heart Gala fundraiser benefiting the children of Corazon de Nina, the home for children from high risk situations such as abandonment, neglect or abuse.

02Feb2015
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit

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A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Theater Shows, Movie Screenings, Fundraisers, Charity Bingo, Waterside Art Show, Luna Rumba, Magic of Love by PV Men's Chorus, Farmers Markets every day, and so much more.

02Feb2015
Special Breakfast for a Good Cause at La Palapa

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Corazon de Nina is a home for girls and boys that come from high risk situations such as abandonment, negligence, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Join us for breakfast on February 6 in support of these children.

26Jan2015
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

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A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Theater Shows, Movie Screenings, Fundraisers, Trivia Tournament, Fashion Show, Kitty Bingo, Charro Championship, BeefDip & Bear Week, Farmers Markets every day, and so much more.

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18Jan2015
Eddie's on the River Creates Surprise 'Fun Day' for the Kids of RISE Shelter

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Eddie and his wife Alejandra rented jump houses, supplied face painters, fed the kids all the hot dogs they could eat, had plenty of candy and created a special day to live on in the memory of these special children.

18Jan2015
PV Visitors Love IFC Home Tours!

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Experienced and knowledgeable volunteers help guide you through the homes and also have great recommendations for things to do and places to see and visit in and around Puerto Vallarta.

29Dec2014
Paella Competition Fundraiser for Puerto Vallarta Girl's Shelter

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Join us on January 10 at Eddie's on the River. 70% of the proceeds will go to Corazon de Nina, the home for girls who have been displaced due to high risk situations. Lets eat some Paella and raise some money!

19Dec2014
Holiday and Christmas Shopping at the Marsol Friday Market

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There will be music and a festive ambience, so please come and do your holiday shopping with the Marsol market on the walk street leading to the Los Muertos Pier in Old Town Vallarta every Friday from 9:30 am until 2:00 pm.

04Dec2014
American Legion Post 14 Puerto Vallarta Poker Tour Fundraiser

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The Tour will begin at 1:00 pm on December 13 at Steve's Sports Bar, American Legion Post 14 Headquarters on Basilio Badillo in Old Town Vallarta. Proceeds benefit our local charities.

30Nov2014
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Enjoy the beauty of Puerto Vallarta by touring some of its most architecturally interesting homes. Our Home Tours showcase four unique homes each week ranging from small, traditional style casas to multi-million dollar beachfront condos and villas.

04Nov2014
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Corazon de Nina is a home for girls that come from high risk situations such as abandonment, negligence, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Join us for breakfast on November 7 at Bravos.

12Sep2014
PV Girls Shelter Fundraiser for School Expenses

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It is necessary for these wonderful girls of Corazon de Nina to attend a school where there is security, as well as a high level of education. These young ladies have been removed from their homes or from the streets due to high risk situations.

19Aug2014
Bingo Fundraiser for Casa de Nina Girl's Shelter in Vallarta

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Join us at Act II Stages on Wednesday, August 20 for a lot of fun and fabulous prizes in support of our local girls. Bring your neighbor, bring a friend, bring your dog, bring yourself.

11Aug2014
Summer Music Fest Fundraiser for PV Girl's Shelter

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Act II Entertainment has created a fabulous music program to be presented on Friday, August 15 at 6:00 pm at the Act II Stages Theatre in order to raise funds for Corazon de Nina.

30Jul2014
Breakfast Fundraiser at River Cafe for Puerto Vallarta Girl's Shelter

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Join us on Saturday, August 9 at the River Cafe where they will be hosting a fundraiser breakfast in support of Corazon de Nina, a safe environment for at-risk girls.

29Jun2014
Canada Day Celebration Fundraiser for Girl's Shelter

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You don't have to be Canadian to join the fun on July 1 at Anejo Limon with a honest-to-goodness Canadian Bar-B-Q. Wear red & white and a portion of your entire bill will go to Corazon de Nina Shelter for Girls.

02Jun2014
Opening Night of Serendipity Cafe Musical Supports Girl's Shelter

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Join us at Act II Entertainment as Serendipity Cafe hits the Main Stage for six performances beginning on June 7. The Opening Night Gala will support the young girls at Corazon de Nina.

07Apr2014
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

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07Apr2014
Join the Fun at the IFC End of Season Brunch at Casa Fantasia

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There will be door prizes and a raffle. This is always a very festive occasion as the IFC celebrates another successful season. The Casa Fantasia Brunch offers a delightful buffet menu. Join us on April 13.

02Apr2014
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As this season winds down, Georgia and Gholi Darehshori have decided to open Casa Karma to sponsor a season finale for Corazon de Ninas, a home for young girls who have been displaced due to high risk situations.

07Mar2014
Fast Eddie's River Rocks BBQ Patio Party & Fundraiser for Girl's Shelter

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Corazon de Nina is a caring home for more than a dozen teenage girls who have survived cruel and indifferent physical and mental abuse. Join us at La Cuiza in Vallarta on March 9 for an afternoon of all-you-want BBQ and a rockin' good time.

10Feb2014
Valentine's Sunset Dinner & Dance Gala Fundraiser for Corazon de Nina Shelter

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No plans yet for Valentine's Day in Puerto Vallarta? How about a dinner and dance overlooking the ocean with lots of awesome raffle prizes that include honeymoon packages at Casa Isabel, spa packages, jewelry, art and more!

03Feb2014
Puerto Vallarta Poker Tour Fundraiser by American Legion Post 14

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All skill levels of poker players are invited to join us on Saturday, February 15, for our always fun and popular Poker Tour Fundraiser. 50% of the proceeds from the donation ticket sales will be divided between Corazon de Nina and Youth Sports.

01Nov2013
Great Tastes From Around the Bay at Concierges' Festival 2013 Fundraiser

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Ready for some great tastes of Banderas Bay while supporting our local shelters for abused girls? The Pacific Region of the Concierge Association is proud to announce the 4th Concierge Festival to be held at Oscar's Restaurant on Friday, November 8.

21Oct2013
The Family Feud - Vallarta Edition at No Way Jose!

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No Way Jose! Restaurant/Bar, award-winning Vallarta favorite, brings you another hilarious spin on a classic TV game show. Come see the Family Feud - Vallarta Edition on November 2!

04Oct2013
Day of the Dead Charity Benefit at No Way Jose! Puerto Vallarta

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Check your social calendars for November 2 from 7:00 until 9:00 pm! It is time for yet another fun-filled charity event taking place at No Way Jose! benefiting Corazon de Nina PV and the Banderas Bay Womens Shelter.

30Sep2013
Brittany Kingery Pursues Music Career in Bucerias and Supports Girl's Shelter

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From McCleary to New York to Mexico and back again, Brittany Kingery of Olympia, has decided to make Bucerias in Nayarit, Mexico, her new permanent home. All the proceeds from her ‘Edge of the Ocean’ will go to support Corazon de Nina Shelter for Girls.

24Sep2013
Pinnacle Properties Gives Back to Puerto Vallarta

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This past summer, Pinnacle Properties hosted a charity event for R.I.S.E. and Corazon de Nina while showcasing their Signature by Pinnacle development.

14Sep2013
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27Aug2013
Barcelo Hotel Mismaloya Beach Donates to Five Local Charities

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Hotel managers made delivery of the donation to the System for Integral Family Development (DIF) Vallarta, headed by Magaly Fregoso Ortiz, who then made arrangements for delivery to the five non-profit organizations.

11Jul2013
Greek Night Fundraiser to Benefit Abused Girls Shelter

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Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 13, to enjoy a fun evening "Greek Night" at Coco's Kitchen. The complete dinner, belly dancers and special surprises by Coco's will benefit PV's Corazon de Nina Shelter for Abused Girls.

03Jul2013
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Come down to No Way Jose on July 31 and be a part of this hysterical evening, all for a great cause. All funds raised at this event will benefit Corazon de Nina Shelter for Girls and the Banderas Bay Women's Shelter.

24Jun2013
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Because of the overwhelming response from our local charities in Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay about their needs for help and volunteers, we have put together a summary of how you can help.

24Apr2013
Comedy Wedding 'No Ordinary Love' Supports Local Charities in Vallarta

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Romeo and Juliet, move aside! You too, Kate and William, Paris and Helena. The wedding event of the century is about to happen in Puerto Vallarta on April 27, best described as "crazier than a bag full of rats in a crystal meth lab."

01Apr2013
Everybody's a Winner as the First Chili Cook-Off is Deemed a Sizzling Success

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Last Saturday's chili cook-off sponsored jointly by American Legion and Navy League of Puerto Vallarta attracted an overflow crowd of more than 400 happy patrons who consumed in excess of 60 gallons of chili, ranging from mild to spicy hot.

21Mar2013
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In a night where commerce meets charity, Pinnacle Properties, one of the premier real estate companies operating in Puerto Vallarta, is hosting a charity event for local shelters while showcasing their Signature by Pinnacle development.

05Mar2013
Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser to Benefit the Youth of Banderas Bay

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Save the date of Saturday, March 30, as the American Legion Post 14 and Navy League of Puerto Vallarta team up with El Rio Bar & Grill for this chili cook-off fundraiser to benefit four of our Banderas Bay charities.

31Oct2012
DIF Vallarta Throws a Fiesta for 120 Children from Local Shelters

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The boys and girls from the different orphanages and shelters in Puerto Vallarta were invited to La Bodeguita del Medio Cuban Restaurant for a fiesta of food, fun, making new friends and being reunited with their friends from other shelters.

31Oct2012
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This is a unique opportunity on November 8 to sample authentic Mexican cuisine from communities throughout Banderas Bay, purchase artisanal products made by local women, and enjoy a great night of music and some amazing prizes.

09Oct2012
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The Puerto Vallarta community showed impressive support for Corazon de Nina, a local children’s shelter, at an event hosted by the Puerto Vallarta Young Professionals Organization (YPO).

05Oct2012
Vallarta Shelter for Girls Plea For Emergency Funding

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The benefit on October 6 is in support of Corazon de Nina, a local non-profit children’s shelter dedicated to providing housing, education, food, medical care and love to young girls who have been removed from shockingly abusive situations.

30Jun2017
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Mexico’s Census of Population and Housing estimates that about a fourth of minors under 15 don’t live with their parents.

12Jun2017
Amparo Rius Munoz Tells Story of the Child Refugees of Mexico’s Morelia

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08Jun2017
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Award-winning artist Enrique Iglesias has once again teamed up with Save the Children to launch a new #Hearts4Kids T-shirt promotion to help children affected by poverty and violence in Mexico heal emotionally.

29Apr2017
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12Dec2016
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The world’s largest children’s organization was established on 11 December 1946 to bring help and hope to children suffering in the aftermath of WWII.

16Sep2016
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Santana sat down with the Weekly to discuss his charity work, his return to the House of Blues and motivation after more than 40 years as a world-renowned guitarist

19Aug2016
One Humanity? Millions of Children Tortured, Smuggled, Abused, Enslaved

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Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary general, summarized the world future generation situation just ahead of World Humanitarian Day: “Children continue to be tortured, maimed, imprisoned, starved, sexually abused and killed in armed conflict.”

19Jul2016
Lady Gaga Serenades Kids at Mexican Orphanage

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Lady Gaga seemingly can’t pull herself away from charitable causes. She performed an emotionally-charged a capella version of her smash song “Born This Way” at a Mexican orphanage over the weekend.

05Jul2016
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Developing countries stand to lose $177 billion each year due to delays in the physical development of children. Researchers say every dollar invested in curbing stunting could yield three-dollar return once these children reach a more productive adulthood.

27Jun2016
Mission Trip to Chiapas, Mexico Childrens' Choir

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Watch 400 kids from the mountains from the Chorros Chiapas, Mexico singing for the Lord.

15Jun2016
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Miss Universe highlights unseen poverty in her hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico and supports Children International and their efforts to help poor children.

13May2016
Lawsuit to be Filed Against Mexico for Alleged Abuses Against Disabled

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Disability Rights International has announced that it will move forward in its lawsuit against the government of Mexico for "allowing egregious human rights abuses against children and adults with disabilities to continue unabated."

29Apr2016
More Than 21 Million Mexican Children and Adolescents Live in Poverty

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About 21.4 million children and adolescents, of a total of 40 million people, are currently living in poverty in Mexico and of them, 4.6 million are in extreme poverty.

10Mar2016
Teenage Pregnancies in Mexico Considered Epidemic

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Teen pregnancy has reached an epidemic level in Mexico, with about 400,000 cases each year accounting for 20 percent of pregnancies across the country, according to an expert.

25Sep2015
'Nobel Prize for Child Advocates': World of Children Award Announces 2015 Honorees

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Five extraordinary individuals who have dramatically improved the lives of children around the world will be honored in New York City on November 5 by World of Children Award.

15Sep2015
Standardized Adoption Law Sought by Green Party to Reduce Number of Children in Orphanages

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According to data released by the national statistics institute, Inegi, there are over 30,000 children and teenagers living in state orphanages in Mexico. And the Children’s Rights Network warns there are another 29,000 living without the care of either relatives or institutions.

25Aug2015
Meet Sarah, an Amazing Mother from Utah Who Volunteered in Mexico

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Sarah Baldwin Brown is an amazing mother from Utah who volunteered on the UBELONG program in Merida, Mexico. She worked at the caregiving project for two weeks and proved to be a proactive and loving volunteer.

14Aug2015
Facebook, Google and Twitter Join Forces with IWF to Battle Child Pornography

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Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo have joined forces to work with Britain's Internet Watch Foundation to implement a new system to detect images of child pornography online.

31Jul2015
Mexico City Bans Cages, Restraints on Neglected, Disabled Children

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ABC News traveled to Mexico City, Mexico, with Disability Rights International recently as the advocacy group investigated the conditions of state-funded facilities where children, some of them with disabilities, are left to grow up.

29Apr2015
World Vision Campaign Seeks Sponsors for Mexican Boys and Girls on Children's Day

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This April 30, World Vision wants to offer more children the opportunity for a secure and happy environment for their development. Through the campaign, “Patrocina Una Historia 2015,” the organization is seeking 8,000 new sponsors for Mexican boys and girls.

23Apr2015
Random Acts - Shoes and Shirts for Casa de Jesus Orphanage in Juarez, Mexico

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In February, Random Acts was able to provide funding for the purchase of new shoes and shirts for the girls and boys at the Casa de Jesus orphanage in Juarez, Mexico.

25Dec2014
Among Guadalajara's Poor, One Woman Is Dedicated to Creating Second Chances

Al Jazeera

Otilia Arellano has spent most of her 50 years living on these streets. But today she is building a different way to live.

06Dec2014
Song of Thanks from the Children of Akumal, Mexico

YouTube

The children of Centro Comunitario Otoch Paal sing a Mayan song of thanks to all of the people that donated diapers, wipes, school supplies and toys.

13Nov2014
Cowboy on Charity Ride from Alaska to Mexico

Calgary Herald

Cowboy Len Crow is riding from Alaska to Mexico to raise money for orphans in Mexico, Guatemala, Cambodia, India, and the Philippines.

05Nov2014
Casa Hogar is a Big Winner at Bisbee's Black & Blue Tourney in Cabo San Lucas

Mexico News Daily

Hurricane Odile left a huge mess after it struck Cabo San Lucas on September 14, but it wasn’t enough to prevent its richest sportsfishing tournaments from going ahead.

10Oct2014
An International Day for Girls Gets People Talking, But Then What?

NPR.org

Saturday marks the third International Day of the Girl Child, a day when activists ramp up efforts to make the public aware of issues like child marriage, violence against girls and the lack of access to education.

04Oct2014
Thinking About a Volunteering Trip to Baja, Mexico? Check Out Corazon de Vida Foundation

NBC News

It might be time for you to plan your next vacation, but you want to do more than lie around on a beach sipping drinks. If you have wondered about volunteering abroad, it's a great way to to give back to communities who could use a helping hand.

20Aug2014
Operating in Vacuum of Legislation, Many of Mexico's Orphanages Black Holes for Children

Inter Press Service

Homes for orphans or children in vulnerable situations in Mexico lack the necessary state regulation and supervision, which leads to scandalous human rights violations.

14Jul2014
45% of Young Mexicans Face Food Shortages, Mortality Rates and Rising Teen Pregnancies

Latin Post

About 44.9 percent of Mexicans ages 12 to 29 are in poverty and struggle with high youth mortality rates and increasing teen pregnancies.

07Jun2014
Claudio X. Gonzalez Guajardo on Mexico's Little Children: The Invisible Ones

Reforma

The scientific evidence is conclusive: there is no better investment, in terms of human capital development, than what is done in the first stage of life.

11Apr2014
International Day for Street Children: If the Whole World was Listening, What Would You Say?

Consortium for Street Children

This year, the fourth International Day for Street Children will take place on 12th April, providing a platform for millions of street children around the world to speak out so that their rights cannot be ignored.

03Apr2014
A Private Foundation Dedicated to Empowering Women & Girls Launches in Mexico

heraldonline.com

The UN-backed Angelica Fuentes Foundation, launched in Mexico City last month, will support initiatives empowering women across Latin America.

01Apr2014
MATCH International: This Is What Funding for Women's Rights Looks Like

MATCH International Women's Fund

Somewhere among our conversations about the role of women and girls in international development, we have lost our way - as women are increasingly portrayed as tools for economic progress or, worse, marketable commodities filling the pages of holiday brochures.

27Feb2014
Despite Support Programs, 53.8% of Children Under Age of 18 Live in Poverty

La Jornada

It is estimated that 53.8 percent of Mexican children under the age of 18 years old live in poverty. 12.1 percent of these children face extreme poverty.

20Dec2013
Uruguay's President Plans to Adopt Dozens of Kids

The Huffington Post

Childless leader, who donates most of his money to social projects, plans to adopt dozens of 'poor kids' after term expires.

29Nov2013
Violins in Baja: Couple's Mission in Mexico Combines Faith and Service

The Los Angeles Times

In 1979, Hans and Nancy Benning began working at a Mexican orphanage built by friends. Thirty-four years later, they're still going back.

20Nov2013
Universal Children's Day Is a Global Celebration of Service to Children

TimeAndDate.com

The United Nations' Universal Children's Day is an occasion to promote the welfare of children and an understanding between children all over the world. It is held on November 20 each year.

10Nov2013
Study: Mexico Has No Legal Framework for Children Whose Rights Have Been Violated

La Jornada

In Mexico, there is no adequate legal framework that exists for the care of children when their rights are violated in Mexico. Also, they are faced with widespread and increasing violence, not only within their families, but also in society.

12Jun2013
World Day Against Child Labor: No to Domestic Work!

International Labour Organization

Hundreds of millions of girls and boys throughout the world are engaged in work that deprives them of adequate education, health, leisure and basic freedoms, violating their rights.

30Apr2013
In Mexico, Some Kids Choose Life on the Street to Escape Abuse

ABC/Univision

"Dia del Nino" is a big date in the calendar of a professional clown: making people laugh is the order of the day. But for Angel, a clown working at one Mexico City's busiest traffic intersections, it's bittersweet.

15Apr2013
UNICEF Report Reveals Shocking Cost of Malnutrition and Outlines Unprecedented Chance to Defeat It

UNICEF.org

Stunting is low height for age in children. A new report by UNICEF reveals the high prevalence of stunting in children under 5, but also outlines the tremendous opportunities that exist to make it a problem of the past.

04Apr2013
United Nations Reports the Majority of Poor in Mexico are Children

UNICEF Mexico

More than 20 million children and adolescents in Mexico are estimated to live in poverty, and five million of them in extreme poverty, the United Nations Children’s Fund reported in a joint study with the Mexican Government.

22Feb2013
As Mexico Ramps Up Against Child Abuse, NGOs Urge Supporting Small-Scale Efforts

The Christian Science Monitor

Child rights advocates are pressing Mexico to reform arcane laws and a dysfunctional system of child protection. And at least one program is offering hope for a model of care.


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