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!
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La Dolce Vita to Host Democrats Abroad September Social
Join the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad for our September Summer Social, set to take place on September 18 at La Dolce Vita on Basilio Badillo. If you haven't yet visited this sleek new bistro in the heart of the Romantic Zone, come enjoy Happy Hour with us from 5-7 pm.
Muniicipality Provides School Supplies to 50,000 Students
With Puerto Vallarta schools now back in session, Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña spent last Sunday supervising the organization of the backpacks filled with school supplies that, starting August 28, will be distributed to local students attending preschool, primary, and secondary public schools.
Navy League Announces 2019 Toys for Tots Fundraisers
It may be a warm and steamy August, but the Navy League Council is already hard at work preparing for the 22nd consecutive year of raising funds to distribute toys to needy kids this holiday season. The Golf Tournament is set for Dec. 7th, followed by the Charity Ball on the 8th.
Re/Max Puerto Vallarta Neighborhood Clean-up, Aug 10
It's time for the monthly neighborhood clean-up hosted by Re/Max Puerto Vallarta! Set be held on Saturday, August 10, at 9:30 am, this month we will meet at the entrance to the Panteon (Cemetery) on Brasilia, and clean our way through the streets of Colonia 5 de diciembre.
Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra to Perform Free Concert Aug 18
The Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra, the first and only youth-based jazz orchestra in Puerto Vallarta, will be performing a free concert from 6:00-7:00 pm on Sunday, August 18 at Galerias Vallarta. Make plans now to come out, enjoy the music, and show your support of these aspiring local musicians.
August News from PV's PuRR Project Feline Shelter
August news from Purr Project, a non-profit, no-kill feline shelter located just north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 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.
Apply for US Social Security Benefits in Puerto Vallarta
U.S. Consulate General
The Federal Benefits Unit of the U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara will conduct a Social Security outreach at the Consular Agency in Nuevo Vallarta on July 24. An informational meeting will be held from 9:15-10:15 am, followed by individual consultations from 10:15 am to 1:00 pm.
San Pancho Reforestation Project Needs Volunteers
On Friday, July 19, the Entreamigos Community Center, together with 7 other community organizations, will meet at 9 am at Plaza Del Sol to plant 500 trees in San Pancho. As you can imagine, it takes a lot of manpower to plant 500 trees in just one day, so volunteers are needed!
Cheryl's Shoebox 4th Annual Summer Bash, August 4
To raise funds for shoes for Puerto Vallarta students and supplies for local after-school programs, Cheryl's Shoebox is hosting their 4th Annual Summer Bash on August 4 at Babel Bar on La Isla Rio Cuale. Come enjoy a great afternoon of fun, games, live music and more - for a good cause!
VII Playa Platanitos Sea Turtle Festival, July 20-21
Turtle nesting and release season has begun on the beaches of the Riviera Nayarit and with it comes the 7th Sea Turtle Festival, a family-friendly event set to be held in Playa Platanitos, a small coastal town in the municipality of Compostela, from July 20-21, 2019.
July News from Vallarta's PuRR Project Feline Shelter
Here's the latest news from Purr Project, a non-profit, no-kill feline shelter located just north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 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.
July 27 Champagne Brunch a Fundraiser for SPCA de PV
The SPCA de PV is pleased to announce a special summer fundraiser to be held on Saturday, July 27. Make plans now to join us from 10 am to 2 pm for a delicious champagne brunch at Hacienda San Angel, the luxury boutique hotel overlooking downtown Puerto Vallarta.
Vallarta to Celebrate 3rd Annual Mango Festival July 6th
Join the Club Rotario Puerto Vallarta A.C. and Sister City Highland Park, Illinois, as they raise money for three charitable causes with the juiciest event: the Third Puerto Vallarta Mango Festival, set to be held at Lazaro Cardenas Park on Saturday, July 6th from 4:00 to 10:00 pm.
Join Julie Guerrero Real Estate Group's River Clean-Up
If you love Puerto Vallarta, and are going to be in town this weekend, make plans now to join Julie Guerrero Real Estate Group for our monthly Cuale River Clean-Up this Sunday, July 7 at 9:30 am. We supply garbage bags and tongs. You bring positive energy. Together we can make a difference!
Help Vallarta Students with Back to School Supplies
Anne Marie Weiss-Armush
The 'Vallarta Abuelos' are partnering with community leaders in Colonias 5 de Diciembre, Jardines, and El Centro to help Puerto Vallarta students go back to school with everything they need. For only $12.50 USD, you can provide a low-income child with a new backpack filled with supplies.
Student Strike to Protest Río Los Horcones Destruction
Dr. Rafael Guzmán Mejía
Around the world, student strike demonstrators are demanding action to fight climate change, ecocides and other abuses to our planet. Here in Puerto Vallarta, your help is needed to protect the Río Los Horcones from big business. Join the protest at 10:00 am on Friday, June 21.
Democrats Abroad 4th of July Party at Daiquiri Dick's
If you plan to be in Puerto Vallarta on the USA's Independence Day, head over to Daiquiri Dick's on Los Muertos Beach for an All-American 4th of July celebration hosted by the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico. This event always sells out, so get your tickets TODAY!
June News from Vallarta's PuRR Project Feline Shelter
Here's 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.
Soriana Supports Santa Bárbara Rehabilitation Clinic
Banderas News Team
The Rehabilitation Clinic of Puerto Vallarta – Santa Bárbara, was awarded $57,043 pesos by the supermarket chain Soriana, who during the months of March and April, invited their clients to 'Round Up' the change from their grocery purchases for donations to the clinic.
Oficina de Proyectos Culturales Celebrates 5 Years in PV
On June 8, 2019, the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales, an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting art, education and culture to Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors, will celebrate its 5th anniversay with music, food & friends - and you're invited!
City to Recognize Amapas Neighborhood Assoc. May 31
The Amapas Neighborhood Association, the official association of residents and business owners in the Colonia Amapas of Puerto Vallarta, is among the 2019 Premio Vallarta winners. The prizes will be awarded as part of the city's 101st anniversary celebrations on May 31.
Join The JG Group's River Clean-Up on Sunday, June 2
If you love Puerto Vallarta, and are going to be in town this weekend, make plans now to join The JG Group's River Clean-Up this Sunday, June 2 at 9:30 am. We supply the garbage bags and tongs. You bring your positive energy. Together we can make a difference!