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Banderas Bay Women's Shelter Update
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October 12, 2011

If you would like to discuss volunteer opportunities or make a private donation, contact David Zude at compassionforthefamily(at)yahoo.com.mx, or 044-322-103-2451, or visit CompassionForTheFamily.org.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - We just completed the foundation for the Banderas Bay Women's Shelter. Despite the rains we were able to complete the work well under budget. The cost of the excavation and foundation was $336,000 pesos.

This work was financed by $140,000 pesos raised in fund raising events in PV, donations of $10,000 pesos received in Mexico, the equivalent of $150,000 pesos in donations received in the US and $36,000 pesos donated by the board of directors of Vida Reavivida A.C.

We will begin work on raising walls around the 1st week of November and are looking for donations. We need lots of cement blocks, bags of cement mix and bags of mortar mix. Cement blocks run about $50 pesos each. The bags of cement and mortar mix each run about $100 pesos.

We can also use volunteer construction workers. If you are interested and would like to know how you can donate financially or with your time and efforts please contact David Zude at compassionforthefamily(at)yahoo.com.mx or 044-322-103-2451.

Scheduled fund raising events for the Banderas Bay Women's Shelter:

November 13th - Kickoff dinner for the charity golf tournament and the Winter Season of events at Bistro Balsamar. For more information, contact chairperson Robin Spencer at robinsworld55(at)yahoo.com.

November 29th - Charity golf tournament at Vista Vallarta Golf Club. For more information, contact chairperson Robin Spencer at robinsworld55(at)yahoo.com.

December 2nd - Casino Night in La Penita. For more information, contact chairperson Carmen Delgado at carmede2000(at)yahoo.com.mx.

December 4th - Working with Vista del Sol residents on the Vista del Sol Bazaar. For more information, contact chairperson Cheryl Schrean at cschrean(at)yahoo.com.

January 20th - Las Vegas Night in Puerto Vallarta. For more information, contact chairperson Freda Thompson at fredafish(at)hotmail.com.

February 16th - Fashion Show with DejaNew at the Paradise Community Center. For more information, contact chairperson Pat Carey-Marjone at goldpaw.mx(at)gmail.com.

March 23rd - Fashion Show with Liverpool at Teatro Vallarta. For more information, contact chairperson Jan Anderson at dlanderso(at)yahoo.com.

The mission of Banderas Bay Women's Shelter and Vida Reavivida A.C. is to provide safe shelter for women and their children who are the victims of domestic violence, prepare them to be financially independent through jobs, education, English second language education, non interest small business loans and assist them to live a life free of violence through professional counseling.

Vida Reavivida A.C. is a not for profit charitable organization that is registered with the state Jalisco. Our RFC number is VRE100122D28. Our legal address is calle Amapas #223, Col. Buenos Aires, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, C.P. 48370. Compassion for the Family Inc. is a registered 501 (c)(3) charitable organization in the U.S. with an EIN # 61-1590475.

For more information about Vida Reavivida A.C. and Banderas Bay Women's Shelter you can check out our website at CompassionForTheFamily.org and our Facebook page Vida Reavivida/Compassion for the Family or contact general director David Zude at compassionforthefamily(at)yahoo.com.mx or 044-322-103-2451.