Charity Database Project ~ Just in time for the holidays

Rocky Point is blessed with many charitable groups and organizations who work tirelessly on behalf of various sectors of the community, from the less fortunate to sports, music, and health needs, among many others. Despite the best efforts of these organizations, more can be done to inform the broader public about the different groups and what they do.  With the Holiday season around the corner, we are once again reminded of numerous altruistic organizations in Puerto Peñasco whose efforts actually run year-round, some of them culminating with holiday distributions around this time of year.

In an effort to “help people help others,” Puerto Peñasco resident Dona Hurley, Shandra “Sami” Keesecker-Rivero of RockyPoint360, and Rosie Glover of Tourism and Visitors Assistance are gathering information for the development of a Charity Database Project. The goal of the project is to provide pertinent information on all local charities and organizations in order to make the database available to all through a variety of media outlets. Some of the projects and groups listed below operate out of the U.S., yet continue to be valuable parts of the Rocky Point community!

In September, Dona began the database project by first scouring through information in local media including The Rocky Point Times and JoinUs newspapers. An initial list of these groups is developing here below.  Help us out by contributing updated information, contact details, photos, and recommendations for additional entries.  We believe there are many more unpublished community groups serving our community in a variety of ways and invite everyone to participate with this project. Send your suggestions for inclusion in the database to Dona Hurley at dmhurley@usa.net or to info@rockypoint360.com

This Holiday Season

Among the various projects to assist people through the holidays, the Sonoran Resorts is currently holding their 2nd Annual Holiday Food Drive in cooperation with the DIF and the City of Puerto Peñasco. Donations of non-perishable food items may be dropped off at any of the Sonoran Sales offices (Spa, Sea, Sun or Sky) or at the Tourism & Visitor Assistance Office any time until Dec. 30th.

Thanksgiving Weekend activities

Las Conchas Community Relations Committee is holding their annual Patti Springer Art in the Park event on Saturday, Nov. 24th in Fiesta Park in Las Conchas.  This annual charity event helps support the ongoing efforts of LCCRC with Esperanza Children’s Home, Casa Hogar, food-bag program, the Animal Adoption center of Rocky Point, and La Montaña school for children with disabilities.

The Santa Claus Club, whose efforts are year-round, is holding a fundraising yard sale on Nov. 22nd and 23rd at JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay, as well as an auction at JJ’s on the 24th.

The Puerto Peñasco DIF office will be holding its annual Black & White fundraising ball on Nov. 24th at Quinta Ventura Salon (9 p.m.  Tickets are 1200 pesos per couple.

Charity Database Project

(still under construction – we welcome your updates, details, suggestions, comments, etc.)

Food Distribution
2 Fish Ministries / Peñasco Christian Fellowship

Clothing Distribution / Toys
Santa Claus Club (year-round activities)
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store

Animal Adoption & Pet Care
AACORP Animal Center
Barb’s Animal Rescue
Pet Effect / Efecto Mascota

School Supplies / Education
Adopt-a-classroom www.rockypointclassroom.com
La Montaña School for Children with Disabilities
Guardian Angels (holiday program) for La Montaña School

Home Construction
Amor Ministries www.amor.org
1Mission
Weekend Missions

Rehabilitation Centers for Addiction
La Esperanza Women’s Shelter
C.I.D.A.
I.R.A.D.
Nueva Creación

Elderly Services & Groups
Casa Hogar José Dávalos home for the elderly

Environmental Awareness & Conservation
Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) www.cedointercultural.org
EcoHope (recycling programs and awareness)
Pinacate Biosphere and Altar Desert Reserve – Schuk Toak Visitors Center www.visitaelpinacate.org

Emergency Services
Puerto Peñasco Red Cross
Puerto Peñasco Fire Department
Green Angels (Travelers’ Highway Assistance)

Children & Family Services
DIF (Integral Family Development) * Amores de Peñasco Children’s Home
Esperanza para los niños children’s shelter (orphanage)
Manos de Ayuda, Inc.
Peñasco Children’s Foundation
Women and Children First

Health Services & Awareness
Rocky Point Medical Clinics (in conjunction with Family of God church)
George Papanicolaou women’s cancer screening services
San Peregrino cancer support and awareness
Santiago Ruiz Salcido Association

Sports & Athletics
Los Rolling Rockies Wheelchair Basketball team markbarb@prodigy.net.mx
Youth Sports Foundation
Uncle Skate: non-profit charity for skateboarders  www.uncleskate.org

Homeowner Associations & Neighborhood Groups
Las Conchas Community Relations Committee
Sonoran Resorts Holiday Food Drive
Laguna Shores Holiday food baskets (formerly bicycle gifting)
Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club
Old Boys Social Club (Cholla Bay)

Organizations
American Legion Post MX 15
Lion’s Club
Rotary Club

Culture & the Arts
Cine Club Primera Toma, A.C. (First Take Film Club)
Puerto Peñasco Orchestra

Tourism Information / Convention Bureau
Puerto Peñasco Convention & Visitors Bureau www.cometorockypoint.com
Rocky Point Tourism & Visitor Assistance Office

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