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