A Not for Profit, Tax Deductable Charity
Any assistance you wish to offer is greatly appreciated, whether donating your time, making a monetary contribution, or bringing things when you visit the area.
Our U.S. partner, Los Niños, Inc., is a non-profit charitable corporation registered in the State of Oregon. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has granted Los Niños 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status as a public benefit charity, which will make your contributions tax deductible
Less than $5,000 pesos ($460 US Dollars) decided by the executive committee without consulting the advisory committee. There is no reason to delay these small projects by waiting until the next committee meeting, although these grants will be reported at the meeting.
Less than $50,000 pesos. requires the recommendation of the advisory committee and the approval of the executive committee.
More than $50,000 pesos. requires the recommendation of the advisory committee, the approval of the executive committee and final approval from the board of directors.
($$ in pesos)
Prescription Glasses for students and teachers. A local eye doctor donated prescriptions, a hospital donated the testing equipment and the glasses were purchased wholesale.
Esc. Emiliano Zapata, Barrio Viejo. Rental of heavy equipment to clear land for new school on 3,000 sq. meters of land donated by the Ejido.
Esc. Netzahualcoyotl. Provide materials to build a retaining wall to control erosion under existing classroom buildings.
Esc. Luis Donaldo Colosio, Col. Primer Paso Cardenista. Provide materials to improve security and provide a safe entrance to the school for the children. Parents provided most of the labor.
Esc. Francisco I. Madero, Col. Villahermosa. Provide electrical circuits, glass windows and air conditioners for 5th and 6th grade classrooms to accommodate government-provided computer-based interactive learning systems. $10,000 for bathroom repair donated by others.
Esc. Cuitlahuac, Col. 20 de Noviembre. Provide electrical circuits, glass windows and air conditioner for fifth grade classroom to accommodate government-provided computer-based interactive learning system. $10,000 for bathroom repair donated by others.
Esc. Niños Heros, Ejido Vista Hermosa. Provide of $8,000 for electricity and plumbing supplies to bring water from the new well to the bathroom. $62,952 for materials to rebuild rotted-out wooden primary classroom. Parents, ProjectsZihua and others provided $46,425 to help complete the projects.
Esc. Nueva Creacion, Col. Vicente Guerrero. Last year we pledged $100,000 to the Building Fund for the new school. A benefit concert raised $28,000; we have personal pledges for an additional $20,000; and $20,000 was donated to SailFest with the request that it go to the building fund.
Kinder Rotary Club, Col. El Hujal. Provide $25,000 for supplies to complete new classroom. Government has provided all materials; parents and Zihuatanejo Rotary Club will provide labor and an additional $15,000.
Esc. Jose Los Reyes Martinez, Col. Al Barril. Provide electrical circuits, glass windows and air conditioner for 5th grade classroom to accommodate government-provided computer-based interactive learning system. ProjectsZihua and others have provided $53,650 for improvements at the school.
Samuel, a first grade student at Nueva Creación, drowned in a tragic accident at Playa Madera. Our donation helped pay his funeral expenses.
One-time $1,000 educational grants for 2 high-achieving students to cover costs of tuition, uniform and books.
SailFest 2007 Start-up Fund Loan. Funds are used for costs of printing, t-shirts, hats and other expenses incurred prior to the event. Funds will be repaid from SailFest revenues.
Student Scholarships. Continue funding of six $250.usd scholarships for high-achieving students during the 2006/2007 school year. Los Niños, Inc. provided five additional scholarships. Niños Adelante will administer the funds and program
Teacher Scholarships. Continue two $7,000 scholarships for motivated teachers to attend an English language institute, five days a week, for ten months, during the 2006/2007 school year. Los Niños, Inc. provided three additional scholarships.
Esc. Nueva Creación, Col. Vicente Guerrero. Grant for work books and teaching materials for the 2006/2007 school year. Funds were derived from a donation made by sixth grade students who crafted bracelets from donated beads, sold them at SailFest and raised an astonishing $14,500. Por Los Ninos matched the donation and returned it to the school.
Music CD fundraiser. 10 local and international musicians have donated their recordings and talents for a compilation CD. A music producer and a sound engineer volunteered their time to create the CD, which will be released at a benefit concert (with many of the musicians performing.) The $15,000 will be used for recording studio time and the production of 500 CDs.