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Many of us have discovered a strong sense of community here on Banderas Bay, some for the very first time. If you're from a metropolis where technology reigns supreme and the words "next-door neighbor" and "stranger" are synonymous, you'll find this a refreshing environment where people matter.

Working side by side with our new neighbors to achieve common goals is an ideal way to learn about the culture and make friends while giving back to the community which embraces us.

On these pages you’ll learn about the various local charities and how you can get involved. With a multitude of opportunities here to flex philanthropic muscles, you can find out for yourself that it truly does feel as good to give as it does to receive!


GivingTuesday the Perfect Opportunity to Support RISE

November 30 is 'GivingTuesday,' an opportunity for people around the world to come together through generosity in all its forms. If you are looking for a great cause to support this GivingTuesday we hope you will think of the children at RISE, a shelter in Puerto Vallarta for children who are 'at risk' at home or have no home.

Pasitos de Luz Fashion Charity Luncheon at River Café

After last year's event was cancelled due to Covid, Deja New's Kathleen Palmer is back for a Fashion Charity Luncheon at The River Café with all proceeds going to Pasitos de Luz, which provides full-time, loving day care, nutrition and therapy to children with acute physical or psychological illnesses at NO COST to their families.

Remember AFCC in your Thanksgiving Celebrations

Aid to Families of Children With Cancer is a non-profit organization that supports 22 Puerto Vallarta families who have a child diagnosed with cancer. As you celebrate today, what better way to show you are thankful for your good health than to donate to a family whose child is undergoing cancer treatments?

‘Frida VI’ FUNdraiser to Save Puerto Vallarta Animals

Tickets are on sale now for one of the holiday season's most popular events - Casa Yvonneka's FUNdraiser for Puerto Vallarta Animals. This fabulous costume party with a cause will be held on December 11 at Casa Yvonneka, a luxurious villa overlooking Banderas Bay.

‘So You Think You Can RISE’ – PV’s Event of the Year!

Tickets and Sponsorships are now available for 'So You Think You Can RISE,' Puerto Vallarta’s first Variety Talent Contest. Whether you have talent or just love great entertainment, you won't want to miss all of the fun! Proceeds will benefit Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza (RISE), a non-profit shelter for children under 14.

Puerto Vallarta Garden Club Announces Upcoming Events

Oscar's Restaurant will host two of the Puerto Vallarta Garden Club's upcoming events: the December 7, Welcome Back Party and the Black, White and Bling Gala on January 25. Reservations are now being accepted for the Welcome Back festivities, make yours today!

‘Mi Amigo Sin Pelo’ Fundraiser for PV Kids With Cancer

We can all make a difference in the lives of Puerto Vallarta children with cancer, and provide support to their families, by participating in this year's 'Mi Amigo Sin Pelo' campaign, set to be held November 28 from 5:00 to 11:00 pm at Los Arcos del Malecón.

Vallarta Abuelos Christmas Bazaar Benefits Toy Drive

Vallarta Abuelos, a US-registered nonprofit that helps needy children, is organizing a traditional American Christmas Bazaar on Sunday, December 5. More than thirty local artists will be participating, selling their hand-crafted pieces and donating a percentage of the proceeds to Vallarta Abuelos for its Christmas Toy Drive.

RISE Vallarta Children’s Shelter November 2021 News

Lisa Manoogian, the Volunteer and Fundraisers Coordinator for Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza, a non-profit shelter for babies and children under the age of 14, tells us what has been happening, and what is to come, for R.I.S.E. kids, volunteers and supporters.

Vallarta Food Bank Opens Resale Shop to Raise Funds

Thanks to generous donations from CRATE Interiors, the Vallarta Food Bank has an abundance of stuff that the folks they help can't use or don't need. So, this week, they'll open the VFB resale shop, which will be open to the public Wed-Fri from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.