Frequently Asked Questions


  • Donations
  • Is my donation tax deductible?

    Donations by Mexican taxpayers of $50 MXN or more and by American taxpayers of $20USD or more made through this website are tax deductible. Corazón de Niña will issue you a tax receipt. For specifics, please see the 'Donate' page.

    Unfortunately, at this time, we cannot issue tax receipts to donors  from countries other than Mexico and the United States.

  • How do I make a donation?

    Donations can be made to our PayPal account using your own PayPal account balance or a major credit card. Click on the red button with 'Donate Now' you see on pages with a right sidebar or go to the web page 'Donate' on the Top Menu.

  • We're a service club looking for a project. Can we help?

    Service clubs are one of our biggest supporters. And typically with their projects (e.g. purchasing boxed bicycles for every girl and assembling them with the girls) there is lots of interaction with the kids which we just love (and so do they!).  So yes, get in touch and let's talk over some ideas. And thank you for your interest.


  • Our gardening group is looking for a project to support? Interested?

    We sure are. In the past, we've received help from many unexpected places and we're thankful for it. We never cease to be amazed at the generosity of complete strangers.

    Please get in touch. Let's talk about how we can work together. Check out our web page How To Help. There is lots of information there. Thank you.

  • Would you consider an estate bequest?

    Yes. We would be grateful indeed for your bequest.  Your generosity can make a huge difference to the lives of these children.

    Please see our 'Donate' page also and feel free to call or email Melissa, Corazón Co-founder and President, to discuss your ideas. Thank you for your inquiry.


  • Financial
  • How do you survive without government help?

    The simple answer is "We survive by people like you."  It is only through the generosity of many individuals, businesses and service clubs that we exist. Our G.E.M.S. (Give Every Month Supporters) have been a Godsend providing us with a steady, predictable source of income year-round. Please consider becoming a GEM. Go to  'Donate'  (Top Menu) for more information.

  • Where can I find financial info on Corazón de Niña?

    Due to security issues that come with living in Mexico, we do not post our financials. However, we are very pleased to provide that information to you. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

  • Fundraising
  • Can a group fundraise on your behalf?

    We would love to support your fundraising efforts and we are grateful for the resulting donations.  To learn more about how you might raise funds for Corazón de Niña, please contact us.


  • Can I help with fundraising?

    Well step right in! Fundraising is a mammoth task for us and an ongoing one. It is literally our bread and butter, for we receive no support from municipal or state governments. There are all manner of tasks to be done. If you have skills and experience at fundraising you can be a tremendous help to us. If you don't, you can still be a great help.

    To get on board, please contact us and arrange to meet.

  • I'm a business. Can I help fundraise?

    Wow! Of course. Puerto Vallarta businesses have been wonderfully supportive of Corazon de Nina. We so appreciate the business community's support. Let's get together and talk about what form that might take. We're entirely open to your ideas and we might have a few of our own.  And hosting fundraisers is a great way for businesses to promote their products and services by 1) getting new people through the door and 2) raising their profile as a community-oriented enterprise. It's really a win-win.

  • Visiting
  • Can I visit Corazon de Nina?

    Yes, we encourage folks to visit. We give tours every Tuesday from November to March. We'll show you around the facility , tell you the story of Corazón de Niña and offer you brunch prepared by our Corazón family. We call these Humanitarian Tours. For details, please see Tours. We look forward to meeting you.

  • Can our group visit?

    Yes, certainly, provided we have room for you. Please book well ahead as our tours are popular. For full details, please go to Tours on the top menu.

  • Do you limit visitors to certain days and times?

    Yes. Visitors are welcome on Tuesdays. For full details, please see Tours on the top menu.

  • Volunteer
  • What is the nature of your volunteers?

    A number of our volunteers are folks who visit Puerto Vallarta on holidays for an extended period. They are a mix of (largely)  Americans and Canadians.

  • Can I be a volunteer on an occasional basis?

    No, with thanks for your interest. We have found that for the well-being of our children and for the well-being of the organization as a whole, continuity is critical. For more information on volunteering, please go here.

  • How can I become a volunteer?

    Call or email us to make an appointment. We will give you a tour of Corazón and explore with you possible ways to contribute.  If there's a contribution you can make, we'd love to have you. Thanks for your interest.

  • What kinds of things do volunteers do?

    Day-to-day chores at Corazón are carried out by the kids -- cooking, cleaning, laundry, grounds-keeping, animal care and looking after the little ones. Volunteers help with fundraising, our thrift shop, art and sewing workshops, grounds-keeping, facility maintenance and construction work.

    Volunteers who work directly with the children are carefully screened. They are chosen for specific skills,  for their capacity to work well with the children and for their ability to speak Spanish with some fluency. As well, for continuity, these volunteers must be living in Puerto Vallarta for a good portion of the year. Yes, it is a tall order, but our top priority is excellence in care.

    If you are interested and feel you are qualified, please get in touch.





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