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Status/Recognition

Status/Recognition

Registration and Charity Status

Pasitos de Luz is a fully registered charity in Puerto Vallarta. The charity was officially registered in November 2000 and has been built with love and enthusiasm to meet its charitable mission. Our objective is to assist the parents of our children (the majority are single mothers). The officially registered name for the charity is Mamás Unidas por la Rehabilitación de sus Hijos A.C. (Mothers United for the Rehabilitation of their Children A.C.).

Pasitos de Luz is officially registered and recognized by the Jalisco State Organization for Charities, IJAS (Instituto Jalisciense de Asistencia Social) with number 010-070.(5.160)-DGAS-2011-223.

We are officially registered as a charity with the Mexican Inland Revenue office and can give tax deductible receipts; this status was renewed in 2012. Pasitos de Luz can provide tax deductible receipts in Mexico and through partner organizations in Canada and United States.

We are also registered with CLUNI, the federal register of civil organizations in Mexico.

We have been listed as an authorized receiver of funds in “SAT” (the publication of the Official Daily of the Federation) since January of 2008.

Nationally we are the only civil association that provides all the following services for free to children with a disability in extreme poverty and/or have limited resources:

  •       Basic baby-sitting and care
  •       Physical hygiene, bathing, changing, etc.
  •       Healthy nutrition, with breakfast and lunch every day
  •       Physical therapy and general rehabilitation
  •       Special education classes
  •       Speech therapy
  •       Hydro massage
  •       Recreational therapy, including music, singing and dancing
  •       Art (paint workshop)
  •       Consultations and access to specialists, doctors and psychologists

Awards and Honours

We belong to the national Network for Disabilities where we participate as a recognized and prestigious organization, working for the benefit of disabled children and their families.  We continue to strive at improving our services so that we can offer the highest levels of professionalism and training for our staff and volunteers.

We have been recognized as a Preferred Institution by local, municipal and state government.

In 2009 we received an award delivered by GAP (Pacific Airport Group) for our commitment to youth services in Puerto Vallarta.

We received the Altruism Award for services to the city in 2009. This Selfless Work Award recognized our great social assistance in our tourist destination on May 31, 2009.

We received a special award from the Vallarta Institute for services to the community in 2012.

In 2015, Yolanda Sánchez, founder of Pasitos de Luz, received the Woman of Excellence Award from the Women’s Institute, a department within the Puerto Vallarta Municipal Government.

Our work is strictly guided by the standards of quality and transparency in all our administrative, accounting and tax processes. Our financial reports are certified each month by the internationally recognized firm Grant Thornton.

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