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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!


October News from Vallarta’s PuRR Project Shelter

October news and upcoming events for PuRR Project, a non-profit feline shelter near Puerto Vallarta that provides homeless cats and kittens a recuperative stay with the ultimate goal of adopting them out to loving homes sterilized, vaccinated and disease free.

AngelíCAT: Healing Banderas Bay Cats for a Better Life

Puerto Vallarta is home to countless animals that face dire situations, including abandonment, abuse, and neglect. Fortunately, there are a number of animal welfare charity organizations in the Banderas Bay area. Here, we tell you about Angelícat, a suburban refuge for kittens and cats in need of shelter and a new home.

Toys For Tots Sunset BBQ to be Held October 21 at Casa Karma

A Sunset BBQ to raise the necessary funds to jump-start the next round of funding for Toys for Tots Puerto Vallarta will take place on October 21 at Casa Karma. If good eats, drinks, and music are not enough to entertain you for an afternoon there will also be a local artists' sale and a live auction.

Puerto Vallarta Charity BINGO Returns to Nacho Daddy

Come out to Nacho Daddy and play Charity BINGO every other Wednesday at 4:00 pm to raise money for Colina Spay and Neuter Clinic, a permanent facility in Puerto Vallarta that offers free services to those who otherwise would be unable to get their pets fixed.

Race for Inclusion Raised More Than 165,000 Pesos for Andrea 3.21

More than 400 people participated in the 2023 Race for Inclusion to support the Andrea 3.21 Foundation. Held on Sunday, September 10 in the Puerto Vallarta Hotel Zone, the event was a resounding success, raising $165,150 pesos that will benefit children with Down syndrome, intellectual disabilities and neuromotor disorders.

Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas September Get-Togethers

As we begin the long goodbye to summer, Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas is thrilled to announce two exciting events this month. With less crowds and fewer distractions, September is a great time to get out and meet other Democrats that are living or visiting in the Banderas Bay area, so make plans now to join us!

Unlocking Hope: Volunteers Help Inmates Care for Adopted Cats

Thanks to Angela Kelleher's efforts, along with Paws and Claws Puerto Vallarta and Cuale Clinic, volunteers collaborated on a program at Penitenciario Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo to sterilize some stray cats that inmates have adopted. It was a team effort and it shows what combined efforts can contribute to the community.

Amapas Community Celebrates Groundbreaking of Abedul Stairway

The Amapas community came together in full force yesterday to mark the groundbreaking of the highly anticipated Abedul Stairway project. This ambitious campaign, spearheaded by the Amapas Neighborhood Association, aims to revitalize and enhance the iconic stairway for the benefit of residents and visitors alike.

September is Virtual Adoption Month at PuRR Project

Get all the latest news from PuRR Project, Puerto Vallarta's non-profit no-kill feline shelter, and learn how easy it is to 'virtually adopt' a PuRR kitty. If you're in town, come meet some of their adoptable kittens every weekend at the PetCo Adoption Center.

DIF Puerto Vallarta Transforms Lives with Orthopedic Devices

The Municipal DIF System of Puerto Vallarta has taken a significant step to improve the lives of people with mobility difficulties. Over 100 orthopedic devices, including canes, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs and shower chairs, were recently distributed through the Comprehensive Care Program for People with Disabilities (PAID).