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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!


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.

DACB Offers US Voter Registration Assistance at Hotel Mercurio

Democrats Abroad is helping US citizens in Puerto Vallarta Vote From Abroad for the upcoming 2024 primary and general elections. Trained VFA volunteers will be at Hotel Mercurio to help you navigate the FPCA process from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm on Wednesdays, May 8th and 22nd, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas Celebrates Vallarta Pride 2024

Gay Pride in Puerto Vallarta is a time of celebration for LGBTQ+ and for people who honor diversity, equity, and inclusion! Your local chapter of Democrats Abroad joins in Puerto Vallarta's celebration by presenting a screening of 'Stonewall Uprising' at 2 pm on Tuesday, May 21 at Nacho Daddy.

May 2024 News from PuRR Project Puerto Vallarta

All the latest news from PuRR Project, Puerto Vallarta's non-profit no-kill feline shelter. Learn about the explosion of kitten in the PuRR nursery, this month's upcoming events, and the cats and kittens available every weekend at the PetCo Adoption Center.

Paws and Claws: Helping Abandoned Animals in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is home to countless animals that face dire situations, including abandonment, abuse, and neglect. Paws and Claws Puerto Vallarta, a non-profit organization committed to ensuring that dogs and cats in the Vallarta area lead a life free from the pain and suffering, gives them a chance at a brighter future.

With Expanded Services, Vallarta Food Bank is now Vallarta Cares

As we reported last month, after 4 years of service, Vallarta Food Bank is now 'Vallarta Cares'. Frankie Bañuelos, one of the masterminds behind this grassroots movement, tells us more about how they have expanded their services to serve a larger set of the Vallarta community, and how you can help.

Democrats Abroad Reach Out to US Citizens in Puerto Vallarta

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 April 24 at Hotel Mercurio, and a Happy Hour Social on Thursday, April 25 at Whiskey Kitchen.

Season’s Final Pasitos de Luz Charity Bingo Wednesday

The first season of Pasitos de Luz Charity Bingo in Marina Vallarta is coming to a close, but there's still one day of Bingo fun left and they would love to go out on a high note. Come out to Los Mariachiles Restaurant on April 24 for fun, games, and great prizes.

BanderasNews.com: Your Passport to Puerto Vallarta’s Pulse

In an ever-expanding digital landscape, where information inundates our screens like a relentless tide, BanderasNews.com emerges as a beacon of reliability and community engagement. For over two decades, this online platform has been the steadfast companion of Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors alike.

Get Your Doggie Fix: Take a Shelter Dog on a Field Trip

Puppy Paradise is pleased to announce their Tail Wagging Field Trips program. Enjoy the natural beauty of Puerto Vallarta, get your 'dog fix,' and give a dog a break from the shelter all at the same time! A donation is requested to ensure all of the shelter dogs are well-cared for while waiting for their forever homes.