“The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.”

Thomas Paine


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  • Building fund

    In partnership with the City of Zihuatanejo, Rotary International and Por Los Niños de Zihuatanejo, a fund has been established to build safe permanent schools on land donated by the city and the State.

  • Carol´s Rice and Beans

    It provides supplemental nutrition at low-income schools to ensure that even the most disadvantaged child receives a healthy lunch. We also organize an annual Raffle to collect funds for this program. Read more.

  • General Fund

    Your generous donation will be applied to the most urgent need of a school. Matching grants are often available to double the value of your contribution.  

  • Lorenzo Marbut Memorial

    Lorenzo was an avid reader and felt deprived if he didn’t get to read at least 8 hours a day. In his memory, it is only fitting that we build a library in his name.

  • Art fund

    Construction paper, crayons, colored pencils & markers, compasses, child scissors, drawing paper, coloring books and craft kits will permit these children to explore their creative talents.

  • Athletic fund

    Recognizing the need to nourish young bodies as well as young minds, we welcome funding for playground equipment, such as soccer & basketballs, nets and outdoor games.  

  • Scholarships

    For 350 USD you can change the life of a bright young scholar forever, enabling them to continue with their schooling.

  • School supplies

    Teachers are currently trying to make do with just a few blackboards and very limited supplies. They need nearly everything; more blackboards, charts, maps, diagrams, vocabulary & math flashcards, and other vital teaching tools.  

  • Summer camp

      For only US$35 you can sponsor a child for Summer camp. Monday to Friday, 4 hours a day.  Let’s make the summer meaningful for the children instead of just playing in the streets.

  • Thrivent Choice donations

    The Thrivent Choice® charitable grant program engages Thrivent clients with membership and Thrivent Member Networks in providing grants that support charitable activities, furthering Thrivent’s mission and its purposes under state law. To donate, please click here.

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Important Notes:

1. Our sister association in the United States, Los Niños, is a 501(c)(3) has tax-exempt status as a public benefit charity. Donations are accepted through Los Ninos and make your contributions tax deductible.   

2. In the unlikely event that a particular need is over-subscribed, we may redirect your donation to the most closely related need.

100% of ALL funds go directly to helping the children.

Oregon Corporation Registry: 248951-95.   U.S. Internal Revenue Service EIN: 20-1767865.