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…

  • Help with house maintenance
  • Help with garden care
  • Shop for food and goods
  • Volunteer to help with and/or host a fundraiser



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



Your have talents to…
  • Help with established activities such as music, art, dance, yoga or handicrafts
  • Create an organic garden, landscaping and a fountain
  • Interact with and listen to our kids as a friend and mentor
  • Carry out house maintenance tasks


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.

We need food…

  • 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

We need things…

  • Bunk beds
  • Mattresses
  • Twin COTTON sheets
  • Light COTTON blankets
  • Pillows with cotton pillow cases
  • Desktop computers
  • Printer paper
  • Tables and chairs
  • Large wall fans
  • Musical instruments for the school band
  • Fiction and non-fiction books in Spanish (for children and youth)
  • A 22+ passenger van
  • Organic fruit and vegetable seeds for planting
  • 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
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Liquid 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
  • Fabric of all kinds
  • Sewing machines
  • Sewing supplies
  • Knitting wool
  • Generator
  • Electric drill/screwdriver
  • Skill saw

We need money (of course)

  • Monthly support for expenses of food, books, school equipment, clothes, medicine, transportation, sports, etc.


We need you!

  • To join our community and if you can, become a GEM (Give Every Month Supporter)
  • To share our story with your families and friends


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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