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2010 Altruism Festival Funds Distributed
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July 21, 2010

Over 1600 guests attended the 6th Annual International Altruism Festival on May 2nd, where $578,400 pesos were raised for 24 Puerto Vallarta area charities. (photos by Kathleen Dobek)
Representatives of 24 Banderas Bay area charities and non-profit organizations, along with members of the local press gathered together at the Marriott Hotel in Puerto Vallarta on July 20th for the official granting of funds raised at the 6th Annual International Altruism Festival.

Every year hundreds of Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors turn out for the Altruism Festival, which features top restaurants offering food and refreshments, live entertainment, dancing and more for one low price, with all proceeds donated to Banderas Bay area charities and non-profit organizations.

The 2010 Altruism Festival, which was held in the beachfront garden at the Marriott CasaMagna Resort on May 2nd, was attended by more than 1600 members of Vallarta's national and international community who had a great time raising $578,400 pesos.

At Tuesday's press conference, the event's proceeds were divided equally among the 24 participating charities non-profit organizations, with each of the following charitable organizations receiving a $24,100 peso check presented by the festival's founder, American Consular Agent Kelly Trainor.

• Asilo de Ancianos CAIA • Rey Nayar Library • Rehab. Sta. Barbara • Banco de Alimentos P.V. • Becas Vallarta • DIVAC • Escuela de Futbol Pumas • Down Sindrome Assoc., Torpedos • Paraiso Felino • Pitillal Busca Un Amigo • Asilo San Juan Diego • Pro Biblioteca Los Mangos • Grupo Ecologico de PV • Manos de Amor Bahia • Toys for Tots • Club Rotario PV • Sociedad Ecologica de Occidente • Esperanza Grupo S. • SPCA PV • P.E.A.C.E • Club Internacional de la Amistad PV. • Friendship Club La Cruz • Salvation Army

The attending guests shared the thank you's and recognitions were given to the following sponsors for all their hard work and extraordinary efforts:

• Bancomer • AmapaSunset • Caio Tres • Cafι des Artistes • Charme Reposterνa • Collage • Corona • Daiquiri Dicks • El Dorado • Espresso • El Coleguita • El Mero Mero • Fondants Pastelerνa • Four Seasons • Frascati • Fredy’s Tucαn • Ikuai • Kaiser Maximilian • La Palapa • La Leche • La Estancia-Marriott • Liverpool • Los Chatos Pastelerνa • Los Chilaquiles • Mariscos Tino’s • Mikado-Marriott • Nicksan • Outback Steakhouse • Ohtli Spa-Marriott • Pan y Que • Peρafiel • Pincho y Ole • Pie in the Sky • Piaceres-Holiday Inn • Porto Bello • River Cafι & Mestizo • Sabor de Sayulita • Tequila Mama Lucia • Thierry’s Steakhouse • Tikul • Toldos Chalita • Trio • Trattoria Michel • Vitea • Vallarta Adventures • Vista Grill • Xocodiva • Winners Sound • Zagal-Fuegos Artificiales

Thanks also went out to the 1688 people who attended the 6th Annual International Festival of Altruism, whose generosity made it possible to raise much-needed funds for some of our community's most important non-profit and charitable organizations, including those that feed the hungry, enrich children's lives through education, cater to the medical and rehabilitation needs of people of all ages, and care for animals and the environment.

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