Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Charity News and Events

Cleft Palate Fundraiser

Forget the cloudy weather – we have a fabulous sunset booked for 5 March, the ideal beachfront location, and some brilliant musicians to make it all perfect!

Come along to Adautos on the Beach (Ave Pacifico #11, Bucerias), music starts at 4pm and goes on till 8pm. Entry is only 200 pesos and includes appetisers. Cash bar; and of course raffle prizes to be won.


This audio visual celebration is a fundraiser for the Cleft Palate Program which is in need of financial support to continue with its excellent surgical procedures. We have an eclectic mix of prestigious local musicians uniting to help this cause: Deep River, Dueto Enlace, Los Frixoleros and Duvalin. What a line up! That’s a really great variety to suit all musical tastes!


Buy your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment – you can get them from: Adauto’s; Elements Realty; Gringo’s Books & Coffee; and The Britannia Pub in La Cruz. Come & dance on the beach & celebrate the beauty of being in Banderas Bay!

Speakers Panel

Come Hear About the Non-profits ... February 20th the Vallarta Yacht Club will host a panel of speakers representing the 3 non-profit organizations it supports as part of their VYC Community Action Program. The VYC helps fill critical needs in Greater Banderas Bay and helps "give back" to the community through support such as clothing,food, and Christmas toy collections, and donation proceeds from the annual Great Chili Cook-Off.  The VYC focus is on family health & welfare, crisis response, and information distribution.  The 3 supported organizations are: 

Families at the Dump - Brenda Power, Program Coordinator
As the volunteer managing the daily operations, Brenda will share information about the objectives, programs, and activities of this charitable organizations. This organization serves families living at or neat the PV dump, one of the most severely disadvantaged populations in our area. The vision of the organization is to assist families and empower them to achieve independence and self sufficiency, with the primary focus on education, family values and medical assistance.  The ultimate goal is to prepare them for a better life, future, and improved living conditions.

Upcoming Community Events


There's lots going on !    Bucerias Bilingual Community Center calendar is full of events:  Spanish classes, Yoga, Meditation, Mystery Theaters, and Speakers Nights!  Click here for contact information.  Want to explore the beautiful homes of the area, to benefit PEACE ?  Just check out weekly Home Tours.  Perhaps you went to their annual Art Gala. Don't miss the next event, because...
Wait there's more!  Click this link for the Charity Events Calendar, on the VYC website, part of our Community Action Program. Lots of events are coming up, sponsored by our local non-profits.

Continue to check this page for more information.  We'll keep you posted!

You Helped Kids Smile!

The charity Families at the Dump had a goal - find a way to give 400 kids a Christmas gift this season. With the help of 283 donated gifts from the VYC members and friends, each child had a gift and a big smile to celebrate the day.

The moms and kids dressed in their very finest clothes for this special Kings Day party on January 6, traditional gift-giving day in Mexico.  After waiting quietly and patiently for up to 1 hour in line, each one came through to receive their personalized welcome packet.  The excited children picked their gift from tables set up by age and gender.  The organized preparation is just one example of FAD's structured approach to helping these families at the lowest rung of the social and economic ladder. Cleanliness, attending school, working ot earn points that are used in the FAD clothing store, working in the emergency Food Bank -- all are part of FAD teaching self sufficiency, responsibility and the value of education.

Thank you, VYC Members and Friends!  The gifts cost a few dollars, but the smiles were priceless!

Seasonal Charity Events

The holidays are coming! And there will be many ways to reflect the spirit of the season by helping those less fortunate. 

Starting December 1st, the VYC will be collecting toys for the kids of Families at the Dump. Help a child receive a toy and make this Christmas a memorable one! 

Dates: December 1-24, 2011  at Vallarta Yacht Club

Wait, there's more!  We have Charity Events Calendar (just click) here on the VYC website, part of our Community Action Program. Lots of events are coming up, sponsored by our local non-profits. 

Bucerias Bilingual Community Center is hosting Speakers Nights on Nov 16, 23 and 30th and now has yoga classes. Click here for contact information.  How about exploring the beautiful homes of the area, to benefit PEACE - check out weekly Home Tours.

For news and events, check out the articles in the Community Action section of the VYC site. 

Summer Camp and More

Experiences at summer camp can shape a life from childhood into adulthood. Children who have never been on an athletic team, taken an art class or participated in any kind of organized activity now have the chance to learn, play and grow with new experiences in a safe, fun environment.  Both PEACE and Bucerias Bilingual Community Center (BBCC) are offering summer camps during the school break.