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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Deposit to BBVA Bancomer Account (Cuenta) 0146647480 with the Account Name of Mamas Unidas por la Rehabilitacion de sus Hijos A.C.
Food (large quantities):
• Vegetable oil
• Corn flour (wheat flour)
• Cans of tuna
• Pasta (any shape)
• Tomato paste
• Chamomile tea
• Mint tea
• Shampoo+conditioner for children
• Hand soap
• Body lotion
• Baby powder
• Dish soap
• Wet wipes
• Diapers (children large sizes)
• Hand towels (small size for washing)
• Laundry detergent
• Fabric conditioner
• Floor cleaner
• Window cleaner
• Lysol spray disinfectant
• Lysol floor cleaner
• Toilet cleaner (w/ bleach)
• Clorox Wipes (Costco)
• Mop (rectangular, swiffer)
• 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
• Printing services
• 2 food processors (Kitchen Aid)
• 2 Vitamix Blenders (Vitamix)
We have two locations. The majority of the children come to our main centre at Casa Connor. Some children, who attend for therapy only, go to the second location, which is the previous home of Pasitos de Luz in Puerto Vallarta.
1. Casa Connor is located near San Vincente, Nayarit, north of Puerto Vallarta: Tel: (+52) 322-182-7090 (the main Casa Connor number for general enquiries: 9am – 4pm Monday – Friday, 9am – 1:30pm on Saturdays)
2. Puerto Vallarta part-time therapy location is at Exiquio Corona #545, Col. Bobadilla: Tel: (+52) 322-299-3605 / (+52) 322-299-4146 (numbers for our location in the Colonia Bobadilla)
If you have any questions about Pasitos de Luz and Casa Connor, if would like to work with us or if you would like to visit us, please email us at Info@pasitosdeluz.org.
Last updated: February 22, 2020 · Charity ID: 406
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Contact: Sra. Yolanda Sanchez Santiago
Exiquio Corona #545
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco 48290
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