Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Mark Wednesday, November 13, 2013 for the first Becas Breakfast at the beautiful oceanfront bistro, Vitea. This is a time to greet old friends just back from summer vacation, meet newcomers who are just discovering Puerto Vallarta, help 400 young Becados (scholarship students) keep receiving their scholarships, and enjoy a delicious breakfast designed and prepared by the famous owner/chefs Bernard Güth and Ulf Henriksson.
There will be raffle prizes and a silent auction of beautiful art work and gifts from many prominent restaurants and businesses in Puerto Vallarta who are always generous to help keep our students in school.
Becas Vallarta, A.C. is a foundation dedicated to raising money to provide scholarships for Puerto Vallarta's young people, 8th grade through university. To qualify for a scholarship students must come from a Puerto Vallarta family of limited economic resources, maintain a grade point average of 8.5, and be a good citizen in school and at home. Once they earn a scholarship we continue it as long as they meet the criteria.
For junior high becados we provide vouchers to cover their school uniform, their gym clothes, their school and tennis shoes. We also give them, in one of our four meetings with the students, all of their school supplies - pencils, notebooks, math tools, dictionary, calculator, etc.
For high school and university becados we provide a monetary stipend given twice a year. Each high school becado receives a total of $5500 pesos a school year. Each university becado receives a total of $7000 pesos. They are at liberty to spend this money on their most pressing needs - whether it be transportation, tuition, books, or in some cases, food.
The members of Becas Vallarta, A.C. are all volunteers. They work from their homes using their own equipment so that almost all money raised goes directly into scholarships.
The foundation, along with 23 other local charities, was just awarded a check for $30,000 pesos from Eagle Wings, which gets all monies from donations. This generous donation will be used to fund almost 14 junior high scholarships. A big thank you to Eagle Wings.
The November 13 breakfast will begin at 9:00 am. The price is the same as always, $150 pesos shared equally by Becas and Vitea. Below are the dates for upcoming Becas events. We look forward to seeing our Becas friends at all of these outstanding venues.
Mangos Beach Club - December 18, 2013 • Daiquiri Dick's - January 15, 2013 • River Café - February 19, 2013 • Becas Ball - March 8, 2013 • Coco's Kitchen - April 16, 2013
To learn more about Becas Vallarta, click HERE or visit BecasVallarta.com. If you would like to volunteer or make a tax deductible donation, please call Polly Vicars at 011-52-322-223-1371, Buri Gray at (322) 221-5285, or send an email to becasvallarta(at)gmail.com.