As of June 29, 2020 - families begin registering to receive despensas (weekly food boxes) - 149.90 pesos each from La Comer

Pictures of registration and distribution on Facebook page - Amigos La Cruz

Distribution began Friday, July 3 and depending on need and funds, we hope to continue through mid-September.

July 3   - 339 despensas

July 10 - 350 

July 17 - 350 

July 24 - 400 

July 31 - 375

Aug 7   - 400

  • Amigos cash donations to the Food Pantry of 10,500 pesos (approx. $438 USD)
  • Banderas Bay Charities to Amigos of $26,950 USD
  • Amigos Mex bank account of 33,116 pesos (approx. $1,350 USD)
  • Canadian Children's Shelter of Hope Foundation to BBC/Amigos $1,550 CAD (approx. $1,098 USD)


Credit Card or Check:

For USA tax donation: Banderas Bay Charities, Inc

For Canadian tax donation:  Canadian Children's Shelter of Hope Foundation

    indicate for BBC and in memo section Amigos Food


For Mexican tax donation:  Amigos bank account at Scotiabank - contact Amy Welch for more information

     Our accountant TeranRojas will send you a donation tax receipt.    +1 503 516 4757  +1 503 285 4007 WhatsApp+Messenger




2020 Dental Clinic Results

Thank you to the Academy of LDS Dentists: DDS Gordon Croft, Don Cook and Dean Stuart.  Plus DDS Mario Luna (La Penita) and DDS Andrea Muro (Guadalajara).  Thank you also to DDS Adrian Malja, Lupita Ortega and Adriana (Bucerias).

270 children seen in 350 appointments.  12 children will need special care with a pediatric dentist in Puerto Vallarta.

Pictures on Amigos Facebook page.


2020 Jan 26-Feb 2, Sun-Sun, ON THE ROAD AGAIN III

La Cruz to Chapala, Patzcuaro, Butterflies, Tequila - with points in between

24 Guests with Guide Jaime Balderas and Driver Chuy

Pictures on Amigos Facebook page.

Next year: tentative for end of Feb, early March - to Copper Canyon - may be cancelled because of virus


2020 Feb 12 DIG DEEP FOR KIDS @Moss home, 5:30-9 PM

What a great success - thanks.

$6,000 USD + matching from BBC

Money split between Dental, Kids Club/Summer School, Eyeglasses, and Recycling/Landscaping


Formed December 2014, Amigos de La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, A.C. is an Asociación Civil (Mexican government recognized non-profit corporation) made up of volunteers working together in harmony to address the continuing needs of our community. 


July 2015, Amigos received Donatario status which allows Amigos to give Mexican tax donation credit.  Under the Mexican tax code, only the following activities are deductible contributions:  Relief, Education, Scientific, Cultural, Ecological, Research and Preservation of flora and fauna, Pollution control, Educational scholarships, Social development, Schools, and Public Service works.


Amigos is able to give USA tax donation credits through Banderas Bay Charities, Inc.

Amigos is able to give Canadian tax donation credit.

Contact treasurer Amy Welch for more information:   503 285 4007 (Portland, Oregon)


To contribute to the quality of life in the community of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle through cultural, educational, environmental and charitable assistance programs.


– Increase educational and cultural opportunities
– Facilitate improvements in health and safety
– Support a sustainable environment
– Maintain a collaborative relationship with local officials and citizen groups

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