Pasitos de Luz Day Care for Special Needs Children

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

 

The mission of Pasitos de Luz (PDL) is to support low income Puerto Vallarta-area families with free daycare for their disabled children. Pasitos offers these children a caring and loving environment - a home away from home - with nutritional food and snacks, physical rehabilitation, medical services, orthopedic equipment, and occupational and speech therapy.

PDL also provides moral and psychological support for the family, and maintains a high standard of hygiene and quality for each of these services in an environment where the children will be healthy and happy.

These services are proof that any and all contributions are being correctly used for an honorable cause, which allows a full life, with dignity and value.

To date, Pasitos has received limited financial assistance from the state or government, with the exception of DIF (social services) Puerto Vallarta, which has provided them with breakfast for the children for every school day. Pasitos holds social events in order to raise funds for their charity. The operational cost of the events is covered by individual contributions from the mothers of these children, who find ways to raise funds, or by cash donations, and is also supported by donations from individuals or businesses.

However, Pasitos still does not have enough funds to cover all of their needs. The treatment for the rehabilitation of a handicapped child is very costly and they cannot always count on a continual funding stream in order to cover their operational costs.

Pasitos would therefore like to extend a personal invitation to you to meet them and the children in person, to understand more about their work, and their mission and vision for Pasitos de Luz. To visit, you can send an email to info@pasitsodeluz.org and get direct to Pasitos.

With patient support from the staff, Luis has learned to walk and feed himself; Manuelito responds with a smile when spoken to; Abi is learning to trace letters and numbers; Abril recites songs; Bebe enjoys nutritious food. Every day there are small steps to major changes for each of these children and many others at this amazing center.

Funds from Projecto Vive (a government program which offers matching funds for capital improvement projects for nonprofits) allowed Pasitos to develop a new, larger kitchen and dining area where the children now enjoy their breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

Another space has been transferred into an enlarged physical therapy area, where more children receive stimulation so essential to their health and development.

Unfortunately, a step backwards right now is in the number of staff members and volunteers at Pasitos. Reduced donations, less long-term visitors, and economic conditions are definitely impacting this small daycare center. Pasitos administrator Yolanda now fears that they may have to close for a couple of days per week through the summer months.

Parents with a handicapped child live through one emergency or crisis after another, and need someone that they can lean on for support.

Pasitos de Luz Day Care Center Photo Gallery

Pasitos de Luz Day Care Center provides no cost day care center for rehabilitation of special needs children of low income working parents. They cater to children with Cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome, Consequences of Meningitis, Microcephaly, Muscular Dystrophy and more.

How You Can Help Pasitos de Luz Day Care Center

Donations


Click the button above to make a donation to Pasitos de Luz PayPal account.

Deposit to BBVA Bancomer Account (Cuenta) 0146647480 with the Account Name of Mamas Unidas por la Rehabilitacion de sus Hijos A.C.

Operational Needs

Food (large quantities)
• Sugar
• Salt
• Honey
• Oatmeal
• Coffee
• Rice
• Vegetable oil
• Beans
• Corn flour (wheat flour)
• Cans of tuna
• Cereal
• Spaghetti
• Pasta (any shape)
• Tomato paste
• Chamomile tea
• Mint tea
• Cinnamon
• Pepper
• Oregano
• Laurel

Toiletries
• Shampoo+conditioner for children
• Hand soap
• Body lotion
• Baby powder
• Dish soap
• Toothpaste
• Toothbrushes
• Wet wipes
• Diapers (children large sizes)
• Hand towels (small size for washing)
• Towels

Laundry
• Laundry detergent
• Fabric conditioner
• Bleach

Cleaning Products
• Floor cleaner
• Window cleaner
• Lysol spray disinfectant
• Lysol floor cleaner
• Toilet cleaner (w/ bleach)
• Clorox Wipes (Costco)
• Mop (rectangular, swiffer)

Equipment
• Washer
• Dryer
• 5 laptop computers
• 5 desktop computers
• 2 new color printers (laser)
• 5 A/C units (new)
• 5 ceiling fans
• Double A batteries
• Triple A batteries
• Whiteboards (4)
• 1 Pick-up truck, large size
• Gasoline
• Printing services
• 2 food processors (Kitchen Aid)
• 2 Vitamix Blenders (Vitamix)
 

Last updated: April 9, 2017 · Charity ID: 406

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Group two from the Vida Vacations Volunteers teamed up with Amigos de Bucerias at the Tercera Edad Senior Facility with arms full of supplies, clothing, food, construction materials, new kitchen equipment and so much more.

13Jun2013
Volunteers From Vida Vacations Change the World for Four Puerto Vallarta Charities

PVAngels

Wow! The phrase "what a difference a day makes" describes what the Vida Vacations staff accomplished on Monday, June 10, at four of our local charities around Puerto Vallarta. Here's the experience from Pasitos de Luz as the first of our four-part series.

07Jun2013
Vida Vacations Staff To Provide Volunteers and Materials for Our Local Charities

PVAngels

The Vida Vacations group, the largest resort company in Mexico, has decided to give back to their community by supplying not only materials but also the manpower to spend a day doing much needed construction work, painting, and general repairs for the charity organizations of Banderas Bay.

16Apr2013
Charities Announced to Benefit from Vallarta's 2013 Altruism Festival

U.S. Consular Agency Vallarta

Twenty-four of our local charity and non-profit organizations in Banderas Bay have been announced to participate and benefit from Puerto Vallarta's largest fundraising event of the year to take place on Sunday, May 5.

09Apr2013
9th International Altruism Festival to Benefit 24 Local Charities

PVAngels

This is the most important altruism event of Puerto Vallarta and will take place on Sunday, May 5, 2013, beginning at 6:00 pm, in the beautiful beachfront garden of the CasaMagna Marriott Resort in Marina Vallarta.

30Mar2013
Cash-In Your Closet for Charity at Deja New

PVM City Paper

One of Kathleen's most ingenuous ideas has been to invite area charities to open consignment accounts at Deja New in Puerto Vallarta. People can then bring in clothes and accessories to consign and the charity of their choice receives the proceeds.

09Mar2013
Puerto Vallarta Increases Accessibility for Disabled Travelers

Travel Video News

Set to begin operations in June, there will be four first aid kiosks in strategic points throughout the city's tourist area. Each designated kiosk will offer first aid assistance as well as rent orthopedic aids (wheelchairs, crutches, canes and walkers) to the public.

03Mar2013
RiverFest at El Rio BBQ to Benefit Special Needs Children

RiverFest

El Rio BBQ Bar and Pasitos de Luz are announcing the 2nd annual RiverFest to benefit the special needs children of Puerto Vallarta. This festival event will take place on Saturday, March 9, from 12:00 – 7:00 pm.

05Jan2013
President Obama's Second Inaugural Celebration

Democrats Abroad

Democrats Abroad is sponsoring this event to witness the swearing in, inaugural speech and parade on January 21. All proceeds will be given to support the good work of Paradise Community Center.

03Jan2013
Casa de las Flores Hosts Benefit Art Exhibition for Vallarta's Disabled Children

Virtual Vallarta

Guests can purchase art produced by the child artists of Pasitos de Luz Day Care Center for Special Needs Children, along with Cuban art collected by the homeowners on Wednesday, January 16.

03Oct2012
Fall Cleaning: Our Local Banderas Bay Charities Count On It

PVAngels

Now that the weather is getting cooler, go through your closets, empty the storage building and clean out the garage. Everyone knows there are things you have stashed that you are never going to use. Pull it out and pass it on to someone that can do good with it.

21Sep2012
Eagle Wings Deliver 1.5M Pesos to Local Charities

Puerto Vallarta Convention and Visitors Bureau

Alas de Aguila continues to improve lives of vulnerable Vallarta residents through various civil associations as part of their commitment to work together to lend support to a greater number of people.

05Aug2012
Deja New Consignment Supports Local Charities

Deja New

We applaud the efforts of Kathleen, her staff and associates who have set up charity accounts to benefit our worthy causes here in Puerto Vallarta. We invite you to clean out your closet and help those less fortunate.

23Jul2012
Scavenger Hunt Raises Over 65,000 Pesos for Pasitos de Luz

PVRPV

On Saturday, teams of four set out from Nacho Daddy to participate in our first Scavenger Hunt Fundraiser benefiting Pasitos de Luz, our local non-profit organization that supports low income families with free daycare for their special needs children.

19Jul2012
Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Puerto Vallarta

PVAngels

Even though we are in the Summer season here in Puerto Vallarta, there are still plenty of events and activities going on to keep our locals and tourists occupied and having fun.

24Jun2012
Philanthropy Strategy Vallarta

VisitPuertoVallarta.com

The city assured the Altruistic Network that during in the next session of City Council, there will be a vote on the proposal to ensure full support for the associations of the region which will be assessed by the Commission for Social Assistance.

16Jun2012
Scavenger Hunt to Benefit Pasitos de Luz

PVRPV

From beach venders and four-legged animals to murals and landmarks, participating four-person teams will leave no clue unturned as they walk around Old Town in Puerto Vallarta on Saturday afternoon, July 21, from 1:00 to 7:00 pm.

20Apr2012
Vallarta RiverFest 2012 for Pasitos de Luz

PV Scene

Throughout the day you will enjoy great Bar-B-Que, special dishes prepared by a Guest Chef, Arts and Crafts vendors, and live music benefiting the special needs children of Puerto Vallarta at Pasitos de Luz.

16Apr2012
8th International Altruism Festival

CasaMagna Marriott Resort & Spa

CasaMagna Marriott Resort & Spa is once again the proud sponsor of the 8th International Altruism Festival in Puerto Vallarta. This gastronomic and cultural event creates awareness among the population to support those who need it the most.

21Mar2012
Recreate The World Award

The Vallarta Institute

Yolanda Sanchez is the tireless founder and executive director of Pasitos de Luz, the day care program for over 100 severely disabled kids in the Pitillal neighborhood of Puerto Vallarta.

26Dec2011
New Campaign for the Disabled of Vallarta

Vallarta Vive

The main reason for this campaign is to raise awareness of respect for our handicapped citizens and visitors and we invite everyone to join in our awareness campaign.

20Jun2017
New Water Park Is Great Idea for Kids with Disabilities

HuffPost

A new water park in San Antonio is making sure kids with disabilities don’t miss out on the splashing fun this summer.

07Nov2016
Grace: One Year After Becoming Mexico's First Medical Marijuana Patient

El Universal

In 2015, Grace was the first Mexican citizen allowed to use a cannabis-derived product for medical purposes, overcoming the country's generally stiff official view on drugs.

30Oct2016
From Mexico, Fringe 'Church' Founder Tells Followers 'MMS Cures Nothing!'

ABC News

The founder of Genesis II Church of Health and Healing who had claimed a chemical solution could cure virtually any disease, from autism to cancer to herpes, said he takes it back - just days after ABC News tracked him down in Mexico.

24Sep2016
Women and Girls with Disabilities Are Equal Rights Holders - UN Rights Committee

UN.org

Noting that policies often tend to treat women and girls with disabilities as helpless objects of pity, the United Nations has stressed that they need to be empowered and allowed to enjoy their fundamental rights and freedoms, as any other person.

16Sep2016
Disabled People Don't Want to be Your Inspiration, but if They Are It's No Surprise

The Conversation

Should we be inspired by Paralympian achievement? Commentator Frances Ryan recently counseled readers to be careful to think through their reactions to disabled “superhuman” athletes and academic poster boys like Professor Stephen Hawking.

02Sep2016
How Insects Are Advancing Hearing Aid Technology

The Conversation

The physiology of how insects process sound holds promises for developing hearing aid tech.

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

Inter Press Service

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.”

14Aug2016
More Than 1500 Friendly, Exclusive Services for the Health Care of Mexico Youth

Secretaria de Salud

Dr. Pablo Kuri Morales, Mexico's undersecretary for disease prevention and health promotion, said that "we promote the culture of prevention within a framework of respect of human rights, equity and interculturality."

19Jul2016
Lady Gaga Serenades Kids at Mexican Orphanage

Xpose

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
Curbing Early Childhood Stunting Could Save Mexico $18.5 Billion a Year

ZME Science

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.

01Jul2016
Meet CNN Hero Jeison Aristizabal Who's Redefining 'Disabled' in Colombia

CNN

Since 2001, Jeison Aristizabal has dedicated his life to giving thousands of young people with disabilities 'like himself' a brighter future in Colombia.

24May2016
Vintage Car 'Rally Maya' Held in Mexico for Kids' Charity

PressTV

There are different events around the world to raise money for charity. And this Vintage Car Rally is all about that.

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

ABC News

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."

10Mar2016
Teenage Pregnancies in Mexico Considered Epidemic

IANS

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.

12Oct2015
Americas Now: Enabling Mexico's Disabled with a Life-Changing Program

CCTV America

This Game Changer has championed the rights of the disabled in Mexico. She's helping them to live independently and become active in society. Meet Flavia Anau.

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

World of Children

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.

22Sep2015
Game Changer Flavia: Enabling Mexico's Disabled Through 'Pina Palmera'

CCTV America

The organization “Pina Palmera” has become a pioneer for the rights of people with disabilities. For the last 30 years it has offered support, education, and therapy for disabled people of all ages in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.

20Sep2015
CNN Hero Shows What Wheelchairs Mean to Those Who Lack Them in Mexico

World Access Project

Since 2008, Richard St. Denis and his nonprofit, World Access Project, have provided hundreds of wheelchairs and mobility aids to people living with disabilities in rural Mexico.

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

Mexico News Daily

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

UBELONG

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.

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

ABC News

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.

27Oct2014
Rancho Huacatay Offers Horseback Riding for People with Special Needs

Mexico News Daily

Equine therapy is a wonderful way for children stricken with cerebral palsy, paralysis, or any ailment that prevents them from walking, to experience the same thrill of being on horseback as their peers not inflicted with physical mobility problems.

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.

19Sep2013
Unequal Access to LatAm Health Care is Still No. 1 Killer for Moms & Kids

WorldBank.org

In Latin America and the Caribbean today a child’s parents’ socio-economic status still has a significant impact on a child’s future.

13Feb2013
Watch: Mexican Children Abandoned by Families Because of Disabilities

Attitude Pictures Ltd

Abandoned by their families because of their disabilities; Attitude TV goes to Mexico, where they discover why so many children are institutionalized.

10Dec2012
Human Rights Day Spotlight on Women, Youth, Minorities, Disabiled, Indigenous, Poor

UN.org

Human Rights Day presents an opportunity, every year, to celebrate human rights, highlight a specific issue, and advocate for the full enjoyment of all human rights by everyone everywhere.

27Aug2012
Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp: A Different Kind of Healing

CBS Sunday Morning

As The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp celebrated its 25th summer, CBS Sunday Morning got a rare peek inside the special hideout that founder Paul Newman created for children with serious illnesses to experience "a different kind of healing."


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