Refugio Mazatlan Q3-2017 report

Refugio Mazatlan Q3-2017 report

Refugio Mazatlán seeks to assist disadvantaged adolescent boys so that they can eventually achieve economic independence, and become happy, well-adjusted, successful community members who are socially responsible and altruistic. The third quarter of 2017 was another successful one for Refugio Mazatlán. Thank you to the staff, donors and volunteers who are changing the lives of

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A Dream that came true!

A Dream that came true!

19 kids with some disabilities made their dreams come true by experiencing the ocean for the first time. The Organization Suenos por Cumplir (Dreams to Achieve) organized the trip to Mazatlan. The kids were welcomed and hosted at El Cid Hotel. During their visit they went to the ocean for the first time, enjoyed the

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Paddle Board Challenge 2017

Paddle Board Challenge 2017

Threesome teams of Paddle Board devotees visited the ocean off Mazatlan to participate in the Quiksilver and Roxy Mexico SUP Challenge 2017. The  paddle board event brought dozens of wave lovers to the beach in front of Diego’s Beach House to watch competitors in both mens and women categories. Strength and balance were essential. The women started with a

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Refugio Mazatlan Q2-2017 report

Refugio Mazatlan Q2-2017 report

REFUGIO MAZATLAN UPDATE Refugio Mazatlán seeks to assist disadvantaged adolescent boys so that they can eventually achieve economic independence, and become happy, well-adjusted, successful community members who are socially responsible and altruistic. The second quarter of 2017 was another successful one for Refugio Mazatlán. Thank you to the staff, donors and volunteers who are changing

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Hospice Mazatlan, IAP.

Hospice Mazatlan, IAP.

Hospice is nearing 10 years of service to the Mazatlecan community. Again this year, JAP (Junta Assistance Privada), which monitors non-profit agencies, gave Hospice an “Excellent” rating in a just-completed evaluation. JAP told us that our team is working well together as is the best team since inception. This year Sedesol, the federal agency for

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Project CURE in Sinaloa

Project CURE in Sinaloa

More than $7 million pesos worth of medical equipment and supplies were delivered by Project C.U.R.E. led by Douglas Jackson. The donation will benefit Sinaloa’s Health Institutions, including the Red Cross, to improve the quality of medical services. “Hospital Civil de Culiacán, The Red Cross and Beneficencia Pública have direct contact with the population regarding

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Rally For The Cure, Ladies of El Cid

Rally For The Cure, Ladies of El Cid

The ladies of the El Cid chapter of Rally for the Cure have made a great impact in the Mazatlán area. Once a year they hold a golf tournament to raise funds to fight breast cancer in Mazatlán. They provide help for the breast cancer support group called “Desifeo” or “Challenge” in English . The

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Rotary Serving Humanity

Rotary Serving Humanity

During the week of April 23 fourteen representatives of the Rotary Club of East Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A., put this long held motto of Rotary International into action through a project for Hospice Mazatlan, I.A. P. Donna Evans, Darlene Iskra, Jan Keiser, Paul Ofsthun, Tanya Parypa, Isabell Plaetl-exchange student from Germany, Jim and Connie Stephens, Dora

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International volunteers working at DIF Sinaloa Events

International volunteers working at DIF Sinaloa Events

DIF President, Rosy Fuentes and General Director, Connie Zazueta, welcomed volunteers of AIESEC, an International NGO, from Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Holland and Taiwan. The young volunteers will be working in different activities such as: community block construction, reforestation, activities at Senior’s Retirement Home, Farming activities and Health campaigns, among other DIF events. They are here

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Happy Ocean Day

Happy Ocean Day

Today is a day for celebrating and honoring the oceans that give us all life. Today (and all year long), we hope that you will join in to help raise awareness of marine issues, mobilize action and celebrate the oceans that connect us all. The world’s oceans provide us with so much to be thankful

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Pride Parade

Pride Parade

The Malecon was packed and hundreds of rainbow flags fluttered in the wind as Mazatlan celebrated the 9th. edition of the Pride Parade. The LGBQT community, supported by family and friends them took part in Saturday’s parade from Valentino to Olas Altas. Kids waved placards that read “My brother is gay and I’m proud  of him” were very visible,

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School-Home program the first in LatinAmerica at Culiacan Schools

School-Home program the first in LatinAmerica at Culiacan Schools

School-Home program, is one of  the first collaboration programs of it’s kind to be implemented in Latin-America and has started as a pilot in four primary schools of Culiacan. The objective is to achieve better academic, social and emotional performances in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Dr. Lauren Haack, from California University and Dr. Eva Araujo from

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Refugio Mazatlan Q1 2017 report

Refugio Mazatlan Q1 2017 report

Refugio Mazatlán seeks to assist disadvantaged adolescent boys so that they can eventually achieve economic independence, and become happy, well-adjusted, successful community members who are socially responsible and altruistic. The first quarter of 2017 was a very successful one for Refugio Mazatlán.  Thank you to the staff, donors and volunteers who are changing the lives

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Canadian couple help out the poorest colonia in Mazatlan

Canadian couple help out the poorest colonia in Mazatlan

A Canadian couple has donated six mini-splits to the Primary school Sor Juana Ines located in Colonia Azteca, one of the poorest areas of Mazatlan. “We are thankful to be welcomed in Mexico and Mazatlan. For us it is like home. If we can do something for the kids who need it we will do it.” Said

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Canadian Rotary clubs donate rescue vehicles

Canadian Rotary clubs donate rescue vehicles

A Rotary Group from Grand Prairie and Edson, Alberta are due to arrive in Sinaloa this week. They are driving seven rescue vehicles that are being donated (6 to Sinaloa and 1 to Jalisco) including 4 ambulances, one fire truck and two rescue trucks. On Saturday there will be a parade of these vehicles in Mazatlan which is part of the

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