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Community Services

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!


The Jay Sadler Project A.C. 2022 Fundraising Activities

Each year the Jay Sadler Project A.C. hosts the Puerto Vallarta Chili Cook-Off and the Charity Music Festival as its two major fundraisers. All monies raised from ticket sales, sponsor fees, raffles, and Silent Auction, go directly towards funding our community activities for the year.

Pasitos de Luz Working with Love to Help Disabled Children

May news from Pasitos de Luz, a marvelous day care facility for children with special needs in the Banders Bay area. This non-profit organization provides children with various handicaps with a caring and loving environment, along with treatment for individual rehabilitation, nutritional meals, physical stimulation and therapy.

How You Can Make a Difference in Puerto Vallarta

If a family has a reliable day care for their disabled child they have a better chance of creating and keeping a stable home. We first heard about Pasitos de Luz when a friend volunteered during her stay in Puerto Vallarta, and told us about the rewarding experience.

Vallarta Botanical Garden Currently at #1 in ’10 Best’ Contest

Vallarta Botanical Garden is once again competing against some of the best gardens in North America for the #1 spot on USA Today’s ’10 Best’ list for 2022, and it is currently leading the pack! This is the fourth time that the VBG has been nominated for this competition, including the 2021 edition, in which it placed 4th.

Mexican Fiesta at Vallarta Botanical Garden on May 8

Mexican culture, customs, music, food, and fun await you at the Vallarta Botanical Garden on Sunday, May 8 from 9 am to 5 pm. The VBG's Mexican Fiesta is more than just a celebration; it is a vigorous declaration of community spirit at its best. Come in traditional Mexican dress for your chance to win an Annual Membership to the Garden.

May 2022 News from PuRR Project Puerto Vallarta

May news from PuRR Project, Puerto Vallarta's non-profit feline sanctuary that provides shelter to homeless cats and kittens with the ultimate goal of adopting them out to loving homes. Come meet some of our adoptable kittens every weekend at the PetCo Adoption Center.

SETAC’s ‘Give Milk’ Program for HIV Positive Mothers

There is no greater tragedy than a new mother unable to feed her child because her breast milk could pass on the virus that causes AIDS. Created in 2012, the SETAC Community and Wellness Center's "Give Milk" program helps meet this critical need in Puerto Vallarta.

DIF Vallarta to Celebrate Children’s Day with ‘Carnival of Joy’

In celebration of Children's Day on April 30, the Municipal DIF System, in coordination with the Government of Puerto Vallarta, will hold the "Carnival of Joy" at the La Lija sports unit, located in the Lomas del Coapinole neighborhood, starting at 4:00 pm. If wish to join in the toy collection, donations are accepted until April 28.

Luncheon to Support Puppy Paradise, Wednesday, April 27

On April 27 Yvonne Kalman will host a luncheon in support of the Yvonneka Foundation at Puppy Paradise in Pitillal. While there you can see the shelter, play with some of the dogs, and hear about the great work that is being done to rescue Puerto Vallarta street dogs.

Spring Brings Lots of Activities to Entreamigos San Pancho

Spring has sprung and with it comes a lot of activities at Entreamigos, an active community center whose primary focus is to increase educational opportunities for the children of San Pancho. Learn about last week's 6th Annual Environmental Fair and all of the fun classes and workshops happening this month.