You Can Make a Difference

If you would like to donate directly to the non-profits in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, the following are some suggestions you may want to consider to help our communities in this time of need:

Aid to Families of Children with Cancer 
Let's do what we can to help these families in need so they can focus on the most important thing... getting their child the treatments they need and on the track towards being healthy. You can donate to help cover medicines, food and many of the other requirements for these families in these difficult times.
Donate at GoGetFunding

Food Bank for Ramblases, Buenos Aires & 5D 
We need donations to buy food in bulk. We can feed a family for 1 week for 10 USD - 100% of every donation is spent on food. Remember these neighborhoods are filled with all the people that make your vacations better, safer and more fun.
Donate Here

Help Us Feed the Families of Puerto Vallarta 
We are asking for help after months of trying to help alone. The funds raised will go solely to purchase food. The funds will be used each week on an ongoing basis as the needs continue or until the tourists come back.
Donate at GoFundMe

Human Connections Emergency Response Fund 
In light of the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on Bahia de Banderas' tourism-based economy, we've established an Emergency Response Fund (ERF) to assist the Human Connections community. 100% of donations made to the ERF will be channeled into economic relief activities that directly support our partners' livelihoods.
Donate at HCERF

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Food Pantry 
Many folks and groups around town are working together to set up a FOOD PANTRY for any townsperson in need. One neighbor has counted at least 50 families that need help NOW. There will undoubtedly be more. We will use your contribution to buy provisions locally and distribute rice, beans, corn meal, garden seeds, and more. Your gift goes a long way!
Donate at GoFundMe

Puerto Vallarta Nightlife Relief Fund 
The purpose of the Puerto Vallarta Nightlife Relief Fund (PVNRF) is to provide financial assistance to workers in the nightlife industry as the current crisis continues. People in the PV nightlife literally live off their tips since the minimum wage is only 120 pesos ($4.91 USD) per day and with no stimulus controls or government assistance in sight, they need our help now more than ever.
Donate at GoGetFunding

SETAC Community Center
Puerto Vallarta's LGBT center, SETAC, is helping to support workers in the tourist-dependent city who are struggling in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Donate Here

Supplies for Families in Need Puerto Vallarta 
We're buying, assembling, and delivering basic household grocery packages, with healthy staple foods, fruits and vegetables, hygiene products, baby diapers, and masks to limit the possibility of spreading the virus. Your contribution of $20, $50, $100, or $200 US dollars will go 100% to purchase supplies being distributed.
Donate at GoFundMe

Vallarta Food Bank 
Our goal is to raise $100,000 USD in the next 6 months in order to provide for 3,000 families per week. It's a lot of work, but we have a strong support system with our donors and volunteers. Thank you so much for donating with Vallarta Food Bank.
Donate at GoFundMe

Coronavirus Related News & Updates

New Beach and Business Restrictions Will Be In Place for Easter Week 
Vallarta Daily News
Limited business hours, maximum quotas, and restricted hours at beaches, temples, and magical towns, are some of the health measures that will be taken in Puerto Vallarta during the Easter holiday to prevent an increase in COVID-19 infections. Read more...

Mexico's Coronavirus Czar Is In the Hospital With Covid 
Reuters
Epidemiologist Hugo Lopez-Gatell, who is recovering well, has drawn criticism for downplaying the need for masks and for spearheading a strategy of limited testing. Read more...

Mexico is Vaccinating Its Poorest Citizens First - Against the Advice of Health Experts 
Kevin Sieff and Paulina Villegas - The Washington Post
As debate rages around the world about who should be vaccinated first, Mexico has come up with its own unconventional approach prioritizing the country's most disadvantaged citizens, using the vaccine as a kind of reparation for years of marginalization. Read more...

Puerto Vallarta Reactivates Economy Prioritizing Health of Tourists 
Vallarta Daily News
The municipal government of Puerto Vallarta promotes the reactivation of the local economy prioritizing the health and safety of visitors, since 90% of the economic activity of the municipality depends on tourism. Read more...

Mexican President Says Mexico Doing Better Than US on Virus 
Associated Press
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said this week that his country is doing better than the United States in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, even though Mexico's per capita death rate is probably higher and the country has vaccinated less than 1% of its population. Read more...

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