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Donors provide a lifeline which allows many charities to survive and help those in need. Pasitos de Luz and its partner agencies (MCA Mexicos Canadian Angels Foundation in Canada and Children’s Shelter of Hope Foundation in USA) facilitate giving for donors who identify with their mission and vision.

Specifically, Pasitos de Luz focuses on helping children with disabilities that require critically-needed services. We provide special needs children in the Bay of Banderas and Puerto Vallarta areas of Mexico with access to a wide range of therapies, necessary nutrition, basic education, social & cultural interactions and more. Most of the families live on or below the poverty line and our services are 100% free of charge to the families.

Importance of Legacy Giving

An important moral value in many cultures and families is altruism. A legacy gift is specifically intended to leave a legacy or lasting impact that can ensure sustainability and growth for the recipients. Legacy gifts reflect your personal values and your life’s journey. A legacy gift provides hope and supports the vision for the future.

Legacy giving is one of the most important and transformative gifts that you can give in your lifetime.  The significant and profound impact you can make cannot be underestimated. Your gift can provide security for our current programs and services, help us to create new programs and services, as well as ensure our specialized equipment and facilities can be maintained or expanded. Your legacy gift may also provide an opportunity to establish an endowment, ensuring ongoing funding for operations.

How to Create a Legacy Gift

Your legacy gift can potentially allow you to provide financial support for the special needs children that we supports that might otherwise go to government taxes. It is essential for you to work with financial, legal and tax professionals to maximize financial benefits for you, your loved ones as well as the children who attend at Casa Connor. To determine how to best protect and wisely gift your resources, please discuss your Legacy Gift and intentions with:

  • your lawyer
  • your financial planner/advisor
  • the executor of your estate
  • your family, friends and loved ones
  • a member of the appropriate country Board of Directors to notify, provide awareness and to clarify any specific requirements or requests (See Legal Nomenclature section below).

We are happy to work with you to provide any information about us that is needed to ensure you legacy gift will be implemented in the way that you want. Please contact us at 

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Legal Nomenclature

Casa Connor is the name of the facility where the Pasitos de Luz children attend. However, it is very important to recognize that Pasitos de Luz is not a legally registered name – it is our charity’s popular name, meaning Little Steps of Light. Casa Connor is also not a legally registered name. As such, it is essential to know the legally registered names to ensure your legacy gift accurately reflects the legal charity to avoid issues upon its distribution.

Pasitos de Luz Mexican Charity Legal Name: Mamás Unidas por la Rehabilitación de sus Hijos A.C.

The country where you develop your last will and testament and pay taxes can dictate how to identify your legacy gift aimed at supporting children with disabilities.

Canadians

If you are interested in supporting children with disabilities as identified by MCA and the mission of MCA,  please specify your legacy gift to MCA Mexicos Canadian Angels Foundation. Any legacy gifts from Canadian donors must reflect the legally registered Canadian Charity MCA Mexicos Canadian Angels Foundation. In all cases of your planned Legacy Giving, please specify your legacy gift to MCA Mexicos Canadian Angels Foundation.

For more information, contact or visit MCA website mcangels.org

NoteMCA Mexicos Canadian Angels Foundation is a registered Canadian charity focused on relieving poverty and conditions associated with disabilities. Business number is 795208800 RR 0001

Americans – United States of America

Any gifts from American donors wanting to also take advantage of a US tax receipt must reflect the legally registered American charity Children’s Shelter of Hope Foundation (CSHF). In all cases of your planned Legacy Giving, please specify Children’s Shelter of Hope Foundation.

Please specify that CSHF use the funds for the Pasitos de Luz children with disabilities who attend at the facility Casa Connor. Specifically indicate that you want CSHF to send the funds to Mamás Unidas por la Rehabilitación de sus Hijos A.C.

For more information, contact our partner CSHF at or visit cshf-us.org

NoteChildren’s Shelter of Hope Foundation is a US 501 (c)(3) charitable corporation.

Mexicans

Any legacy gifts from Mexicans or people wanting a Mexican factura must specify the legally registered name of the charity in Mexico. In all cases of your planned Legacy Giving, please specify Mamás Unidas por la Rehabilitación de sus Hijos A.C.

For more information, please contact us at

Mamás Unidas por la Rehabilitación de sus Hijos A.C. 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 have been officially registered as a charity with the Mexican Inland Revenue office (SAT) since January 2008 and can give tax deductible receipts; this status was renewed in 2012. Our RFC is MUR001123LL1.

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Options for Legacy Gifts

Your legacy gift can include options such as real estate, cash, securities, or a specified amount of your estate. The following provide examples of legacy gifts that Mamás Unidas por la Rehabilitación de sus Hijos A.C. can accept.

Bequests

  • You can make a bequest in a will or a trust to Mamás Unidas por la Rehabilitación de sus Hijos A.C. or our USA or Canada partner organizations as specified above.
  • You can also make a bequest to honour a family member, friend or loved one. Your bequest can be for a specific amount, a percent of an estate or the remainder of an estate after all other bequests are paid.

Cash

Cash of any type will be accepted, including cheques, eTransfers, wired funds, money orders, bank drafts, credit card payments, etc.

Retirement Funds or Life Insurance

You can name the Canadian, US or Mexican charity as noted above as the beneficiary for your retirement funds or life insurance. The donor must agree to pay, before due, any future premium payments owing on the policy.

Securities

You may identify the Canadian, US or Mexican charity as noted above as the beneficiary for a number of types of securities including stocks, bonds or insurance policies. These will be sold immediately unless directed otherwise by the applicable Board of Directors.

Prior Approval Requested

Personal property and real estate may also be accepted after prior review and discussion with the Canadian or US charity, in collaboration with Mamás Unidas por la Rehabilitación de sus Hijos A.C. to ensure viability. We need to determine if we are able to manage the gift and that needed disclosure is communicated on costs that may be incurred once accepted.

Personal Property

Personal property, including items of value such as vehicles, collectibles, etc. may be possible. Depending on the value, a legal transfer or an appraisal certificate may be required from the donor.

Real Estate

Charitable gifts of real estate range from personal residences and vacation homes to rental properties, farmland, and commercially developed land. Criteria for acceptance of gifts of real estate include its usefulness, marketability, any limitations and any carrying costs.

Any questions?

Please contact the Canadian, US or Mexican charity as noted above regarding other types of Legacy Giving requests that you may wish to propose.

Please seek professional advice from a qualified accountant, lawyer or financial advisor to ensure appropriate planning and donation administration.

For more information, please contact us at  or one of our partner agencies listed above.

On behalf of all the children and families that we support, we thank you for your kindness and generosity!

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