Vallarta Living | Community Services
|Pasitos de Luz|
Working Together to Help Our Children
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|Pasitos de Luz is a Puerto Vallarta non-profit organization founded by mothers of disabled children to achieve their rehabilitation and basic needs.|
United Mothers for the Rehabilitation of their Children A.C., a non-profit association in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, would like to pull your attention towards our altruist cause.
We are Pasitos de Luz, an organization founded by the mothers of disabled children, to achieve their rehabilitation while taking care of their basic necessities, which are difficult to meet due to physical and intellectual disabilities, as well as extreme poverty.
All of these children, without exception, have disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, Autism, Silent Disease and Blindness to name a few. Pasitos de Luz offers these kids 100% FREE services, including special education, medical specialists, medicine, family support, speech therapy, love, day care, physical rehabilitation, nutrition, paint workshops, recreation and hygiene.
Since Pasitos de Luz does not receive any financial state or government assistance, with the exception of DIF (Family Services) in Puerto Vallarta, which provides us with breakfasts for the children every school day, at times we hold a social events to raise funds for the charity. The operational cost of these events are covered by individual contributions from the children's mothers, who find the means to raise funds, or by cash donations.
Our organization is also supported by volunteers and professional services provided by individuals or businesses who wish to help us. However, we still do not have enough. The treatment for the rehabilitation of a handicapped child is a very costly, long term process, and we can't always count on a continual supply of money and resources in order to cover our operational costs.
For now, we are working in a borrowed house and one of our projects is to have our own house where it will be possible to benefit more children, improve our quality and expand our services. We need your help as a volunteer or sponsor, either with professional support or funding. With your monthly donation of only $8 USD, we’re able to achieve a lot for all the children. We extend a personal invitation to you, to meet us and the children in person, to understand more about our work here, our mission and vision for Pasitos de Luz.
Be an angel for Pasitos de Luz and spread the word.
Yolanda Sánchez Santiago
Pasitos de Luz is located at Exiquio Corona #545, Colonia Bobadilla, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. For more information, and to arrange a visit to Pasitos de Luz, please contact Fernando Joya at (322) 299-3625, email info(at)pasitosdeluz.org, or visit PasitosDeLuz.org.
Mamas Unidas por la Rehabilitación de sus Hijos A.C. (Pasitos de Luz) is a Civil Association registered with IJAS (Instituto Jalisciense de Asistencia Social) and Hacienda with authorization from Diario Oficial de la Federación to receive donations and issue official receipts.
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Five-Course Gourmet Dinner to Benefit Pasitos de Luz
Yolanda Sánchez Santiago
On Saturday, May 26, Asociación Culinaria Vallartense, a group of talented Mexican chefs, will be cooking up a fabulous five-course gourmet dinner at Barrio Bistro to raise funds for Pasitos de Luz, a Puerto Vallarta non-profit organization founded by mothers of disabled children.
Riverfest 7 Raised $362,640 Pesos for Pasitos de Luz
How do we begin to thank everyone for all of the support that made Riverfest 2018 THE event of the year? It's a huge undertaking and the major fundraiser for Pasitos de Luz. All of you helped us set a new Riverfest record of $362,640 pesos raised for special needs children in Puerto Vallarta.
Riverfest 2018 to Benefit Special Needs Children in PV
Set to take place March 2-4 at El Rio BBQ, Riverfest 7 promises a fantastic weekend of entertainment featuring live bands, fabulous food, silent auctions and more to benefit Pasitos de Luz, a Puerto Vallarta non-profit organization founded by mothers of disabled children.
Riverfest 7 to Benefit Pasitos de Luz, March 2-4
El Rio and Pasitos de Luz have announced the 7th Annual Riverfest to benefit the special needs children of Puerto Vallarta will be held on March 3, 2018. Come enjoy live music from some of Banderas Bay's best musicians, along with the best BBQ, Paella & Pasta in PV - all for a good cause!
An Evening with Author Rosie Emery at Casa Karma
Georgia Darehshori is happy to announce that two-time Emmy Award winner and author, Rosie Emery, is in Puerto Vallarta and you can meet her at Casa Karma Boutique Resort on January 24 at 7:00 pm. There's no cover - but attendees will be asked to make a donation to Pasitos de Luz.
Fundraising Event Raises $300,000 for Pasitos de Luz
The 'Illumination' dinner, show and art auction at Casa Karma Dec. 8th was a huge success, raising $300,000 pesos for the special needs children of Puerto Vallarta. Thanks go to many who helped make it such a success, including the chefs, musicians, donors, volunteers and attendees.
November 15 Texas Festival Benefits Pasitos de Luz
Banderas News Team
On November 15, Hotel Secrets Vallarta Bay will be throwing a Texas Experience FUNdraiser that includes music, food, and a lot of Texas-size fun to benefit Pasitos de Luz, a Puerto Vallarta non-profit that provides free vital services to disabled children living in extreme poverty.
Dec. 8 'Illumination' Event to Support Pasitos de Luz
Are you interested in helping Banderas Bay area children with disabilities? Do you enjoy great food, fantastic sunsets, first class entertainment and amazing art? If so, make plans now to attend the Pasitos de Luz Illumination Dinner on Friday, December 8 at Casa Karma Boutique Hotel.
6th Annual Riverfest Raises $311,438 for Pasitos de Luz
The 6th Annual Riverfest fundraiser for Pasitos de Luz was an overwhelming success, raising a record-breaking $311,438 pesos for the special needs children of Puerto Vallarta. Thanks go to many who helped make it such a success, including the musicians, donors, volunteers and attendees.
Sixth Annual Riverfest to Benefit Pasitos de Luz
The Sixth Annual Riverfest is being held on Saturday, March 4, at El Rio BBQ to benefit the special needs children of Puerto Vallarta. If enjoying fabulous food and excellent live music, while supporting a fantastic local charity sounds like a dream come true, this event is for you!
An Afternoon of Fashion, Food & Fun for Pasitos de Luz
From the moment the doors opened at the Pasitos de Luz fashion show, we knew it would be a day to remember. The energy and warmth were amazing. The results came in over the top, with $138,570 pesos collected from attendees and $49,241 pesos from the Pasitos account at Deja New.
CASA Connor to Open in Puerto Vallarta October 20
Created as a living legacy to honor the life of 15-year-old Connor Vanderveen, who died in 2011 of complications related to Hunter Syndrome, CASA Connor will officially open next month in Puerto Vallarta, and begin providing vital care to children with disabilities, free of charge.
You Can Make a Difference in Puerto Vallarta
Pasitos de Luz is a day care for disabled children from low income families in Puerto Vallarta. Anyone who wants to have a rewarding experience with some really beautiful kids is welcome to visit. It doesn't matter how much time you have to spare, even an hour will be of great help.
Pasitos de Luz Launches 'Miracles in Action' Campaign
As summer approaches, many local charities miss the influx of high season and can use extra help. Pasitos de Luz has begun a campaign - Miracles in Action - with a goal of getting 300 people to donate $25 USD per month. This money will help support severely disabled kids in Puerto Vallarta.
Deja New and River Cafe Team Up for Pasitos de Luz
If you can envision yourself sitting with friends in a fabulous venue, watching a great fashion show, enjoying a well-crafted 3 course meal and helping children in Puerto Vallarta, then make plans now to attend the Pasitos de Luz Fashion Show at The River Cafe on January 16, 2016.
Mamas in Puerto Vallarta Host Picnic / Charity Benefit
Pack up your kids and a picnic basket and join Mamas in PV at El Jardin de la Luna on Sunday, May 3rd from 12-6 pm for an afternoon filled with friends and fun at a Picnic to benefit Pasitos de Luz, a Puerto Vallarta non-profit that supports children with disabilities.
Fourth Annual Riverfest to Benefit Pasitos de Luz
The 4th Annual Riverfest is being held on Saturday, March 7, at El Rio BBQ to benefit the special needs children of Puerto Vallarta. Fancy the chance to unwind, enjoy some excellent live music AND support a fantastic local charity? Well, this is the event for you!
Fashion with Passion at River Cafe on January 17
Deja New is presenting a Fashion Charity Luncheon at The River Café with all proceeds going to Pasitos de Luz, which provides full-time, loving day care, nutrition and therapy to Puerto Vallarta children with acute physical or psychological illnesses at no cost to their families.
Charity Bingo Resumes at Nacho Daddy November 12th
Are you ready for some BINGO? We are delighted to announce that Nacho Daddy Restaurant & Bar in Puerto Vallarta's Zona Romántica is hosting the new season of the ever-popular Charity BINGO in support of two very special local charities: Pasitos de Luz and Colina Spay & Neuter Clinic.
Arrecifes Hosts 5th Annual Vallarta Concierge Festival
On Friday, November 7th at 7 pm, Arrecifes Restaurant in the Puerto Vallarta Westin Resort and Spa will be hosting the 5th Annual Asociación de Concierges Región Pacifico (Pacific Region Concierge Association) 'Festival del Concierge' to benefit two local charities: Pasitos de Luz and Canica.
Mamas in Puerto Vallarta Host Picnic / Charity Benefit
Pack up your picnic basket and join Mamas in PV at El Jardin de la Luna on Saturday, September 27th from 10 am to 2 pm for an action packed morning filled with friends and fun at a Picnic to benefit Pasitos de Luz, a Puerto Vallarta non-profit that supports children with disabilities.
Children's Shelter of Hope Helps Puerto Vallarta Kids
One person can truly make a difference, and when we help children there is a ripple effect that continues for generations to come. Here is the story of one 'retired' ex-pat in Puerto Vallarta and the huge impact her work has had on many children in need here in the Banderas Bay area.
Pasitos de Luz Kids Visit Vallarta Botanical Gardens
As in other cities around the world, Vallarta youth are all too often disconnected from the wild world around them. Canadian Children's Shelter of Hope Foundation is proud to collaborate with the Vallarta Botanical Gardens in environmental and horticultural education for Vallarta's kids.
Riverfest 2014 Promises Good Food and Great Music
El Rio BBQ and Pasitos de Luz have announced the 3rd Annual Riverfest to benefit the special needs children of Puerto Vallarta will be held on Saturday, March 8 from 12-7 pm. Come out and enjoy live music from some of Banderas Bay's best musicians - not to mention Vallarta's best BBQ!
'Tis the Season for Charity BINGO in Puerto Vallarta
Banderas News Team
Nacho Daddy is adding some extra joy to the holiday season by hosting two very special nights of Charity BINGO. The first will be on Thursday, December 26th and, to keep the spirit of giving running into the new year, another night of Charity BINGO will be held on January 2, 2014.
El Pasitón 2013: Together for Kids in Puerto Vallarta
What could be better than a relaxing holiday in Puerto Vallarta, the sun high in the sky and a margarita in hand? The answer: a relaxing sun-drenched holiday in PV, margaritas aplenty, while also helping one of Banderas Bay's most well-loved charities - Pasitos de Luz.
Wednesday Night BINGO for Puerto Vallarta Charities
Get those marker pens at the ready! We are delighted to announce that Nacho Daddy on Basilio Badillo in the Zona Romántica is hosting the new season of the ever-popular Charity BINGO in aid of two very special local charities: Pasitos de Luz and the Colina Spay & Neuter Clinic.
Charity Bingo for Pasitos de Luz - Week 5
Tuesday, November 30th was another wonderful night of Charity Bingo for Pasitos de Luz at Nacho Daddy. A great time was had by all and another $11,525 was raised towards our goal of $200,000 pesos, bringing the total collected so far for this very worthy cause to $67,454.60!
Teatro Limón Supports Pasitos de Luz Charity Bingo
Bernardo, a visitor from Vancouver, was a recent Pasitos de Luz Charity Bingo winner. The prize? A Teatro Limón gift certificate, which, in his words, led to 'one of the best evenings he has ever experienced in his numerous visits to Puerto Vallarta over the years.'
Charity Bingo for Pasitos de Luz - Week 4
One hundred and seven people turned out for the November 17th Charity Bingo night at Nacho Daddy, raising another $10,000 + pesos for Pasitos de Luz, a Puerto Vallarta non-profit founded by mothers of disabled children. To date, the total collected for this worthy cause is just over $55,000 pesos!
Charity Bingo for Pasitos de Luz - Week 3
Considering the Day of the Dead celebrations and the American Election, the third night of Charity Bingo for Pasitos de Luz at Nacho Daddy had an amazing turnout of over 80 enthusiastic players. A great time was had by all and another $12,184.60 pesos were raised for Pasitos de Luz.
Another Great Night of Charity Bingo at Nacho Daddy
On October 19th, over 150 residents and tourists came out for another great night of Charity Bingo at Nacho Daddy in support of the Pasitos de Luz non-profit organization. Over $17,000 pesos were raised, bringing the total collected for this very worthy cause to just over $30,000 pesos!
Pasitos de Luz Fundraiser at Outback Steakhouse
Yolanda Sánchez Santiago
Make plans now to attend Outback Steakhouse's Tenth Anniversary benefit event for Pasitos de Luz on November 11th at 8:30 pm. For just $400 pesos, you'll enjoy delicious food, a drink, some great raffles, and entertainment prepared and performed by the children - all for a great cause!
Charity Bingo at Nacho Daddy in October
Get ready for another fun-filled season of Charity Bingo! This year's games will be played at Nacho Daddy every other Tuesday beginning on October 5th at 6 pm, and will support Pasitos de Luz, a Puerto Vallarta non-profit organization founded by mothers of disabled children.
The Popular Charity BINGO Returns in Support of Pasitos de Luz
Come and have some fun this high-season while supporting a local worthy cause as the popular Charity Bingo returns! Beginning on October 5th, Nacho Daddy, in partnership with La Bodega de Nina and PVRPV, will be sponsoring Charity Bingo for Pasitos de Luz every other Tuesday at 6 pm.