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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!


July 2024 News from PuRR Project Puerto Vallarta

Just when we thought the nursery casitas could not get any fuller... 43 cats were abandoned at PuRR Project in June, mostly very young kittens. Get all the latest news from Puerto Vallarta´s non-profit feline shelter, plus meet July´s Featured Feline, Patricia.

Summer Camp at Biblioteca Los Mangos is Out of This World!

Every summer, Biblioteca Los Mangos (The Puerto Vallarta Public Library) offers a month long ‘day camp’ for kids ages 3 to 12. This year's camp centers around The Little Astronaut and the Red Planet, and the program will ignite your child's imagination with activities that go beyond the captivating space exploration theme.

Back to School: Vallarta Abuelos’ School Bag Project

The Vallarta Abuelos School Bag Project will support 700 children who dream of continuing their studies in Kinder, Primaria, Secundaria, and Prepa. For only $35 US, you can provide a low-income child with a new back pack and supplies for the first day of school.

Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas Chapter’s Upcoming Events

Are you a U.S. citizen living in Puerto Vallarta? If so, mark your calendars for two of the Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas Chapter's upcoming events - Voter Registration Assistance by Vote From Abroad volunteers on June 12 & 26 at Let’s Pho PV Vietnamese Kitchen, and Coffee on the Beach on Tuesday, June 11 at Langostinos.

Beloved Vallarta Resident and Artist Bara DeMarino Needs Our Help

Puerto Vallarta has long been a community that supports its own, and now one of our cherished residents, Bara DeMarino, is in need of that same generosity. Bara has endured a difficult few years, battling cancer with courage and resilience. However, funds have run dry, and she needs our support to continue her fight.

June 2024 News from PuRR Project Puerto Vallarta

The latest news from PuRR Project, a non-profit, no-kill feline shelter just north of 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.

Galleria Dante Summer Art Auction Supports Vallarta Charities

Every Summer Galleria Dante has an auction, this year we are doing something a little different. The 2024 Summer auction is on, showing hundreds of pieces at a reduced price, and the added fun of bidding and winning. This year the auction has a cause - we will donate a portion of sales to a Puerto Vallarta charity.

Literary Week is Coming to the Entreamigos Community Center

Literary Week at Entreamigos, an active community center whose primary focus is to increase educational opportunities for the children of San Pancho, is set to take place June 3-7. Don't miss this week filled with workshops, campfire stories, scavenger hunts, adult poetry night, and more.

PV Launches ‘Sustainable Art’ Contest for World Environment Day

In celebration of World Environment Day 2024, Puerto Vallarta's municipal government has launched the 'Sustainable Art' contest. Organized by the Environment Subdirectorate, this contest aims to promote recycling by encouraging the creation of furniture, art, and decorations from recycled materials.

How VKEP Sponsorship Transforms Vallarta Kids’ Lives

In the Volcanes community, a remarkable transformation has been unfolding over the past decade. At the core of this transformation lies the support of Volcanes Kids Education Program Scholarship sponsors who believe in the power of education to change lives.