Vallarta Abuelos School Bag Project

Our  Vallarta Abuelos School Bag Project will benefit nearly a thousand little neighbors who dream of continuing their studies in Kinder, Primaria, Secundaria, and Prepa.   For only $20 US, you can provide a low-income child with a new back  and supplies for the first day of school.

WHO:    Most of the 900 children in our list are being raised by single moms or grandmothers who earn the minimum wage (about $6 US a day) by selling tacos or cleaning hotel rooms.  As all students must buy uniforms, and youth in junior and senior high must also pay fees, transportation, and lunches, school costs are a real challenge for Vallarta moms!

WHAT:    Here in Mexico, a back pack alone  costs from 400 pesos ($22 US)  to more than a 1,500 pesos,  but by purchasing wholesale and direct from the suppliers, we're able to make this project possible at a greatly reduced cost!

This project supports children like 11-year-old Carlitos, who is in 5th grade, and who lives in a very crowded room with a hot plate and outdoor hose for bathing.  along with his 14-year old sister Fatima, 10-year old cousin Jonathan, and elderly grandparents.  Each afternoon when she goes to her job, Grandmother Elena leaves a pot of beans on the electric burner, and the children serve themselves for lunch and dinner.  Grandmother is proud that her work keeps food on the table.  But it's not enough to buy uniforms and shoes.

The  Vallarta School Bag Project is produced under the auspices of DFW International, a Dallas-based 501c3, and as such can issue receipts for use with US taxes.    You may also  mail a tax-deductible donation via check to:

DFW International
2717 Hackberry Lane
Garland TX  75042

About your DONATION:  100% of funds collected will be used for this project.  We are all volunteers and there are no costs for overhead or staff.  

THANK YOU!  Muchisimas gracias!

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 2 d
  • Horacio Couto 
    • $20 
    • 3 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $40 
    • 6 d
  • Rob Meehan 
    • $25 
    • 6 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 7 d
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Fundraising team (2)

Anne Marie Weiss-Armush InMexico 
Organizer
Raised $2,385 from 8 donations
Dallas, TX
Linda Vasquez 
Team member
Raised $710 from 9 donations
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