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Amigos del Magisterio was born by Lyle and Phil Rioux when they observed the colony of Magisterio, otherwise known as the Puerto Vallarta dump, where the poorest of families live in abject poverty.


The mission of Banderas Bay Women’s Shelter is to provide an immediate, temporary and safe living environment and to provide the basic needs for women and their children who are victims of domestic and sexual violence.


Founded June 8, 1999, we are an association dedicated to promote, sponsor, and feed children in marginalized areas and belts of poverty to combat malnutrition and provide welfare to children in society in general.


It started out small, with them driving through the Barrio tossing out candy to children. This they found was too dangerous for the children and so they took to giving them candy and as years went by, presents in a more structured manner...


Their mission is to educate the poor children of Puerto Vallarta in the skills necessary to rise above poverty. They teach Math, English and Computers to the Kids. With this foundation, they will have a hope of gainful employment and thereby create a solid base for future families.


At Casa de Ninos, orphaned, abandoned, and abused kids are given a chance. A chance to be fed and sheltered, a chance to be educated, a chance to be held, comforted and loved by giving and unselfish individuals who genuinely care.


The children shelter is run by Catholic Nuns, employees and volunteers who are dedicated to providing needy children with food, clothing and shelter and to ensure that they attend school and are given a safe haven for as long as necessary.


Casa Infantil Mojoneras is a unique place where children living in extreme poverty have, perhaps for the first time in their young lives, the opportunity to experience an environment based on respect, honesty, integrity and love.


Corazon de Nina is a local non-profit children's shelter dedicated to providing housing, education, food, medical care and love to young girls and boys who have been removed from shockingly abusive situations.


A municipal service, part of the Federal System of Family Services that assists not only in time of emergency but also with ongoing education, health and training programs for the whole family.


This organization discovered that whole families were living and working in the city dump overlooking the resort of Puerto Vallarta. They knew of no other way of life as some families had been living there for many generations.


Casa de los Ninos provides an after school enrichment center for primary and middle school age children who live in and around the town of Lo de Marcos, giving these children a place to study, take classes, work on projects and learn.


Our association is a non-profit organization that was born from the desire of a group of citizens of Bucerias to help the less fortunate, especially the children of Bahia de Banderas.


Outside the Bowl is a non-profit organization that seeks to fight hunger and malnutrition among children and other vulnerable groups of impoverished communities in Mexico. Through feeding and educational programs, we strive to nourish beyond just meals.


The Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza is a non-profit shelter for babies and children under the age of 14. Some of these children are orphans but most come from unbearable situations having been abused, neglected, or simply abandoned.


Toys for Tots Vallarta raises funds to purchase toys for distribution to the neediest kids of the Bay area on Three Kings Day. Over the last twelve years, Toys For Tots Vallarta has distributed more than 100,000 toys and installed playgrounds in areas of need.


Amigos AC aims to give children the opportunity to see the best version of their life and know what is best for them. With a quality educational system, we are able to attract children and hold their interest, improve their behavior and increase their expectations and goals.


Amigos de La Cruz is an association of and for the permanent and temporary residents and small businesses of the pueblo of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle working on a variety of projects to benefit all residents of the town.


Amigos de Lo de Marcos is a registered Mexican non-profit association formed by concerned residents, local and foreign, to represent the needs of the community of Lo de Marcos.


San Juan Diego senior home is our contribution to improve the quality of life for the elderly in our community. We offer tools to the families in the best interest of our elders and to show our appreciation for the contributions they have made to the development of our society and environment.


Autism02 is the only non-profit organization in Puerto Vallarta dedicated to helping families improve the lives of their children using the Defeat Autism Now (DAN!) protocol. Autism is not the incurable disease of the past.


Scores of professional and business women and men in Puerto Vallarta have received their educations through Beca Vallarta and the America-Mexico Foundation. The quality of leadership in this city has been greatly enhanced by these former scholarship students.


Bucerias Tercera Edad is a volunteer non profit association registered in Mexico in the spring of 2014. Our goal is to help all needy seniors in Bucerias with day to day essentials including food, clothing, household goods, medication and health care.


Asociacion Femenil Vallartense works in conjunction with Canica Vallarta (Support Center for Children with Cancer) with one of their main programs giving aid and attention to children and youngsters of low income with cancer in Puerto Vallarta.


This primary purpose of this organization is to support the needs of children and families living in the Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, area through direct cash grants and donations of needed equipment or items.


The Eagles Wings Foundation offers economic assistance to civil institutions in Puerto Vallarta, the Bay of Banderas and Cabo San Lucas, helping them to accomplish their goals, with a focus on providing financial support to organizations and services that benefit children.


The entreAmigos community center hosts a library, computer lab, classrooms, gallery, glass workshop, recycling center and an all new re-sale shop! The building itself is fun, beautiful and educational. Join us for a class, workshop, concert or lecture.


The Food Bank collects around 30 tons of food each month to distribute in the communities to approximately 800 families. Because it is a civil association, they get no funds and depend on donations in keeping needy families from hunger.


Eagles Wings of Puerto Vallarta, Impulso de Aguila A.C., is setting a precedent in our society by supporting more than 30 institutions dedicated to social assistance, as well as promoting the inclusion in society of persons with physical disabilities.


The International Friendship Club (IFC) is a volunteer organization committed to funding charitable causes. Social activities are also available to the membership, many of whom also volunteer countless hours endeavoring to make their programs a success.


The Jaltemba Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to support innovative and visionary projects that make a positive difference in their community.


The mission of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mexico is to grant wishes for Mexican children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.


Their main activity is arranging for gifts of health and educational supplies to be brought to PV via U.S. Navy and Coastguard services. They also organize work parties from visiting ships to do painting and maintenance at local orphanages and schools.


New Beginnings is a non-profit ministry to improve the life of the less fortunate in Mexico. They provide physical, educational, spiritual and community service support. They need your help of time, supplies or donations.


For those of you that want to immerse yourself in a fascinating culture, learn to speak Spanish and make a real difference, Outreach International Mexico invites you to Puerto Vallarta and surrounding villages.


The mission of Pasitos de Luz is to support low income families with free daycare for their disabled children. Pasitos offers these children a caring and loving environment, with nutritional food, medical services, orthopedic equipment, and occupational and speech therapy.


The "Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra" or "Pata Salada Orquesta de Jazz" is a Big Band style orchestra consisting mostly of young musicians learning improvisation.


Pumas Vallarta aspires to giving solid footing in the personal development of our children and youth, thus actively participating in the integral formation of persons that are useful to society as well as bringing new prospects for the Club.


The Salvation Army, an international movement, is a part of the Universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the bible. Its ministry is motivated by love for God.


Therapies Unite works with disabled children and adults with musculoskeletal and neurological problems to improve their mobility and provide them with access to healthcare that they would otherwise not be able to afford.


CHARITY ALERT Sponsors Needed to Support School of Champions PV Summer Camp

In preparation for the Summer Camp 2017 to take place from July 24 - August 18, we are coordinating different activities to raise funds and striving to find sponsors for scholarships and support for our goal of 35 children.

There are many ways you can help by sponsoring, volunteering and donating food.

Check it out here

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