How to help

Time, Talent, Treasure…

There are three ways to help at Corazón de Niña… each one is as important and necessary as the others: 


You have time to…

  • Prepare meals
  • Help with house maintenance
  • Help with garden care
  • Carry out administrative duties
  • Shop for food and goods
  • Volunteer to help with and/or host a fundraiser
  • Plan and carry out activities for the kids



 A treasure of books from Mr Glenn Baron. Thank you Glenn.



Your have talents to…
  • Help with English homework
  • Teach music, art, dance, yoga or handicrafts
  • Do finishing construction tasks
  • Create an organic garden, landscaping and a fountain
  • Interact with and listen to our kids as a friend and mentor


You wish to…


What do we need?

We need to grow… there are so many children living in high-risk situations here in Puerto Vallarta that have nowhere to go… in order to receive them we need larger accommodations or another home.

  • Bunk beds
  • Mattresses
  • Computers & printers
  • Printer paper
  • Tables and chairs
  • Large wall fans
  • Sheets
  • Pillows
  • Light blankets
  • Wardrobe closets/dressers
  • Tables for our computer/study center
  • A subscription to National Geographic
  • Musical instruments for the school band
  • Shoes for folkloric dance
  • Cement, rebar, mortar and blocks
  • Electrical and plumbing materials
  • A 15+ passenger van
  • Monthly support for expenses of food, books, school equipment, clothes, medicine, transportation, sports, etc.

Then there is the day-to-day essentials (it’s endless, really):

  • Milk
  • Cheese (mozza)
  • Sour Cream
  • Eggs
  • Mayo
  • Cottage cheese
  • Black beans
  • Pinto beans
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Turkey
  • Ham
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Tostadas
  • Granola bars
  • Tomatoes
  • Canned corn
  • Jicama
  • Cucumber
  • Cilantro
  • Spinach
  • Oranges (big sack if possible)
  • Jalapenos (pickled)
  • Honey
  • Cajeta
  • Valentina
  • Hersheys Chocolate Sauce
  • Peanut butter
  • Liquid laundry soap (colors and whites)
  • Fabric softener
  • Floor cleaner
  • Bleach Dish soap
  • Kitchen garbage bags (white with ties)
  • Jumbo black garbage bags
  • Toilet paper
  • Kotex (night and day)
  • Dish scrubbies (green ones)
  • Brooms
  • Mops
  • Napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Saran wrap
  • Aluminum foil
  • Hair bands (black)
  • Clock radios with alarms
  • CD players for English homework and music
  • Vitamins (children and teens), omega, ginko biloba
  • Ibuprofen
  • Nail polish remover
  • Make-up remover
  • Flip-flops
  • Shorts — all kinda and sizes
  • Bathing suits — all kinda and sizes
  • Jeans — all kind and sizes
  • Perfume
  • Liquid hand soap dispensers
  • Candles for power outages
  • Printer paper
  • USB thumb drives
  • Black, blue, red and green pens
  • Erasers
  • Glue sticks
  • Liquie paper
  • White project paper (cartulina)
  • Black sharpies
  • Scotch tape
  • Blenders
  • Slow cooker (extra large)
  • Baking pans for bread and pizza (large)
  • Pasta maker
  • Food processor
  • Generator
  • Electric drill/screwdriver
  • Skill saw

Any of these would be very helpful. Hope this helps and thank you so much for asking!

Blessings, Melissa, Juan and Family

Thinking of lending a hand?

We encourage you to visit us first at Corazón de Niña if you can, to get a sense of who we are and how you might best participate as a member of our wonderful extended  family.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about Corazón de Niña



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