Because of money-laundering restrictions, our accountants have outlined a protocol for funds distribution.  As the Food Bank group was unable to accomplish these goals, Amigos has contacted the municipality for alternative ways to feed the La Cruz community.

  • Amigos cash donations to the Food Pantry of 10,500 pesos (approx. $438 USD)
  • Banderas Bay Charities to Amigos of $21,950 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


Amigos Food Pantry funds

Congratulations to the good work the Food Pantry group is doing. 

Chris and Cindy Bouchard recently hosted a YouTube Concert and grossed over $12,000 USD for Food. What a creative way to raise funds and raise the profile of La Cruz. 

Amigos will continue to support the Food Pantry by providing space and manpower.


Our accountants outlined the protocol necessary to distribute funds to the La Cruz Food Pantry, which was something the Pantry group was unable to accomplish.

Presently, Amigos has received approval from the municipality regarding feeding the children of La Cruz. When Amigos has a letter in hand, Amigos will contact the donors to see if they'd like their funds returned or have funds applied to a new program providing food for the La Cruz community.

Fortunately, the number of families needing to be served appears to be stabilized and even reduced as people are slowly going back to work. 


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


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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