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March 2024

Corazon Comparte Program



Every Monday, Fundación Corazón de Niña opens its heart to the community through our Corazon Comparte Program. The initiative provides vital support to over 70 families in need while fostering values of giving back among our children and youth who are very involved preparing food bank grocery hampers, food and beverages. The ever-growing line up starts at 6am. All recipients are registered in our Program which starts off every Monday morning with a nourishing meal, coffee and tea. A time they cherish, a reprieve from their daily struggles to survive. Some have children, youth and seniors with disabilities, all face challenges such as homelessness and hunger.



Corazon Comparte goes beyond a single meal providing food bank service, distributing essential staples like beans, rice, oats and vegetables, ensuring families have ingredients for healthy meals throughout the week. Also, medical supplies including diapers for babies, youth and seniors in need.



These photos capture the essence of Corazon Comparte: a spirit of sharing and a commitment to alleviating hunger and despair in our community.




This Program relies on the generosity of our donors and volunteers. If you'd like to join us in making a difference, please visit our website [fundacioncorazon.mx] to learn more about volunteer and donation opportunities.


Corazón Sanctuary



Fundacion Corazon de Niña Sanctuary, a loving home for 50 children in need.

Your monthly sponsorship can make a lasting impact providing essential needs like food, shelter, clothing, education and access to much needed medical and psychological support, helping each child reach her/his full potential.

Visit our website to learn more about our sponsorship program and how you can change a child's life: https://www.fundacioncorazon.mx

Together, let's create a brighter tomorrow for these children.


Make a Difference: Children in need of Sponsorship


Invest in a child's future: Sponsor a student at Corazon! Sponsorship opportunities include covering a child's clothing, education and even future college aspirations. See our website for more information: https://www.fundacioncorazon.mx/.


Make a lasting impact - donate today!


Your generous sponsorship provides the resources Fundación Corazón de Niña needs to create a loving and nurturing home for children in need. This month, we were thrilled to welcome the following new arrivals ! Their smiles say it all – they're excited to begin this new chapter filled with love, laughter, and the opportunity to thrive.


Michelle and Santiago!



Zaid!



Ismael and Leonardo!



Alexa and Jacob!



Matias and Josué!


Young Artists Shine: Supporting Creativity at Fundacion Corazon de Niña



We're excited to announce an ongoing art sale featuring beautiful creations by the students at Fundacion Corazon de Niña.

This initiative serves a dual purpose:

  • Empowering Young Artists: The art sale provides a platform for our girls to showcase their creativity, gain confidence, and explore their artistic potential.

  • Sustainable Art Program: Proceeds from the sale will go directly towards supporting our art program, ensuring a continuous supply of materials and resources for future creative endeavours.


A Wide Range of Artwork:

We have a variety of pieces available, from vibrant paintings and detailed drawings and handcrafted items. Each piece reflects the unique personality and artistic vision of its young creator.

How You Can Support:

  • Visit our website: We'll be showcasing the artwork on a dedicated page on our website, allowing you to browse through the available pieces and make a purchase securely.

  • Spread the word: Share the news about our art sale with your friends, family, and art enthusiasts in your network. Every purchase helps nurture future artistic talent!

By supporting our art sale, you're not just acquiring a beautiful piece of art, you're investing in the dreams and creative potential of our young artists. Let's work together to help them flourish!


Staff Spotlight: Rocio, Program Coordinator and Teacher


Rocio has been with Fundacion Corazon de Niña for four years. We are so grateful for all her hard work, dedication and passion she brings to Corazon! Here is her reflection on her time here.



What initially drew you to work at Corazon, and what made you stay for four years?


Corazón's focus on developing a conscience in children is what truly captured my heart. I wanted to be part of an organization that goes beyond academics and equips them with the tools to make a difference in Puerto Vallarta. Seeing them explore diverse fields like art, science, and sustainability – all while learning to care for Mother Earth – is incredibly fulfilling. Witnessing their transformation into responsible individuals with a vision for the future keeps me dedicated year after year.


What are some of the biggest challenges and rewards you've experienced as a teacher and program coordinator?


The biggest hurdle is definitely helping students overcome limiting beliefs. Many come from situations where they've been told "you can't" or "don't bother." Our job is to show them a brighter future and the power they have to make good choices. It's about breaking those negative cycles and giving them the tools to build a positive future, not just for themselves, but for Puerto Vallarta too.


The most rewarding moments? Seeing their eyes light up when they finally say "I can do it!" This often comes after participating in our programs, like caring for the animals at the ranch or exploring science concepts through experiments. These activities not only show them they're capable but also build a sense of responsibility for the environment and each other. Witnessing this shift, from "I can't" to "wow I'm capable of doing something I never thought possible," is what makes this work so incredibly meaningful.


How has your son's experience been attending school here at Corazon?


Emiliano was included right away. He has more chances for applied studies not just theory. Emiliano has found this much more interesting and inspiring. Applied learning let's him see first-hand how his education can help him in real life. At the ranch he can see how to care for animals. He creates art and builds projects. He is developing a sense of responsibility for the well-being of people, animals and mother earth.


What are your hopes and goals for the education program at Corazon in the coming years?


Our dream at Corazon is to truly transform these children's lives. We envision them graduating as well-rounded global citizens, not just with strong academic foundations, but with a lifelong love of learning and a global perspective. This means fostering their self-discovery – helping them understand their strengths, passions, and the positive impact they can have on their community and beyond. We achieve this by instilling core values like integrity, compassion, and independence. These values equip them to become responsible leaders who can make informed choices, contribute meaningfully to their communities, and create a brighter future for themselves and Puerto Vallarta.


Is there anything specific you'd like to share with our donors and supporters about the impact they have on the education program?


Thank you for all your kindness. Your generosity shows the children the goodness of humanity. They can see that they have the potential to change their community and the world.


A Corazón Family Tradition:

10th Annual Open Your Heart Fundraiser & Quinceañera

Thanks to everyone who attended this magical evening in support of Corazón's Becas Program which has transformed the lives of 80 youth who with your help have reached to high school and university graduation. For the first time ever, the rain brought our event indoors making the ambience was more intimate, an unexpected blessing.


Dinner and service were, as always, amazing at the Marriott, accompanied by Trío de Veracruz and their Classic Repertoire. Judith and Miguel Angel celebrated their 15th birthdays and everyone danced the night away to the sounds of DJ Antonio! Judith looked stunning in her teal and silver dress. She danced with confidence, and her joy was clear for everyone to see.



The quinceañera wasn't just a party; it was a reminder of the incredible support we receive. Thanks to you, we created yet another hugely successful event, an unforgettable experience for guests, Judith, Miguel Angel and all the children at Fundacion Corazon de Niña.

 

Gracias, gracias, gracias!


Immerse Yourself in Corazón: Volunteer & Visit Opportunities!


Ever wanted to experience the magic of Fundación Corazón de Niña firsthand? We offer a variety of ways to connect with our amazing children and make a lasting impact!

Here are some exciting opportunities to get involved:



1. Wednesday Lunch with the Kids (2 PM):  Join our wonderful children for a heartwarming lunch this coming Wednesday! Share stories, forge connections, and witness the power of your support in action.




2. Unleash Your Inner Artist: Art Program Painting Class: Dive into creativity with our children in a fun-filled painting class! This is a unique chance to explore your artistic side while fostering a supportive and inspiring environment.




3. Saddle Up for Adventure: Ranch Visit with Horseback Riding: Experience the beauty of the Mexican countryside with a visit to the ranch! Learn about our animal rescue program and enjoy a horseback riding adventure.




4. Give Back Together: Community Outreach Programs: Lend a helping hand alongside our children and staff in local community initiatives. This is a rewarding way to contribute to the well-being of our community while building lasting connections.



Plan Your Visit Today!

We encourage you to reserve your spot in advance to ensure a space is available for your preferred activity. Contact us at fundacion@corazondenina.mx to learn more and plan your visit to Fundación Corazón de Niña.

Come explore the heart of our foundation and make a difference!



Going Green: Secondary Girls Plant for Sustainability







Secondary students swapped books for soil in botany class, learning about sustainable practices through transplanting banana trees. With hands-on learning this class is fostering responsibility and environmental awareness. Watch their "green projects" grow and stay tuned for future eco-friendly updates!








Empowering the Future: Help Fundación Corazón de Niña!


Fundación Corazón de Niña needs your help! We empower children from difficult backgrounds through education with a focus on a brighter future. We offer unique programs in robotics, sustainability initiatives where they create eco-friendly products, vibrant art classes, and English language learning. However, to keep these programs thriving, we need your support. Donations of seeds for planting, robotics kits, art supplies, classroom resources and furniture will all directly impact our students' education.


Invest in their potential - donate to Fundación Corazón de Niña today!


Happy Birthday Celebrations at Fundación Corazón de Niña!


This month, we celebrated another year in the lives of our amazing children at Fundación Corazón de Niña! The house was filled with laughter and joy as the kids enjoyed games, delicious treats, and of course, birthday cake! Check out the photos below to see all the fun we had!




A Big Thank You to Our Amazing Volunteers!


Maxine Trains Secondary Students in First Aid



Huge thanks to Maxine for stepping up and certifying our secondary students in first aid! Maxine's expertise empowered our students to confidently respond to emergencies.



Now, thanks to Maxine, our students can handle unexpected situations, building a safer environment for everyone at Fundación Corazón de Niña.



Volunteers Bring Smiles and Hot Dogs



A big shout-out to Phil, Trudy, Dennis, Judy, Christina and Jerry! They brought not just hot dogs and chips, but also their time and energy to cook a delicious treat for our students.

Their generosity fueled smiles and boosted spirits. We're incredibly grateful for their contribution to a fun and joyful day for our kids.




Thank you for making a difference!




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