Holiday Giving Guide 2020

Each year, several holiday drives across Puerto Peñasco aim to bring additional cheer and warmth to the community.  There’s plenty of opportunities to take part in making the 2020 holiday season special. Be sure to dive in where you can to help spread the holiday spirit!

AIM – Blanket Drive / Pots & Pans drive / New/Used laptop drive – Donations can be dropped off at the Lions’ Club  Mon-Fri  9 am – 3 pm  (Av. Calz. Chapultepec S/N – behind DIF)

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Palabras de Esperanza Community Center holiday toy & candy drive (now through Dec. 19th)

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Winter Coat Drive Saturday Dec. 19th @ Mermaids Market plus Winter Coats & Sweater drive to benefit fishermen and workers around the docks – drop off spot at Kilombo Café (near tour boat loading dock) or for more information, please contact Martin Martinez at: Tel: 638 380 1088

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Sonoran Resorts Annual Food Drive – Please drop off non-perishable goods at any of the Sonoran Resorts sales offices

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Balls & Dolls Toy Drive – drop off spots across Phoenix valley and locally at Manny’s, Tekila Bar, or Shark Bite

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Esperanza Children’s Home –  Donations at:     Look for Esperanza Para Los Ninos

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Adopt a ClassroomEducation drive for Learning Center to create a safe place where students can study and participate in distance learning in a safe manner. Looking for TV / computer “screens” and headphones – Please contact Barbara Olszewski, email  or call 1-602 324 9529 or leave a message on her Mexican cell number 638 114 2406

New & Used Christmas ornaments & decorations wanted for  Christmas Bazaar to raise money for the Learning Center. Blanca, director of the community  Center where the Learning Center is being built, came up with this idea as an extra way to raise money to work on the building.  If you can help with any Christmas items to sell (new or used) please call Barbara at 638 114 2406 Mex cell or leave a message at 602 324 9529. Donations also welcome. Please contact for more information or to set up a meet-up time, or on PayPal.

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Rotary Club of Puerto Peñasco (CR Mar de Peñasco)  Medical Supply Support  The local Rotary Club has been distributing PPE supplies to various health institutions across the community since March. Your donation is greatly appreciated as these efforts continue.  For more information, please contact

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The Santa Claus Club – Condo rental in Cholla Bay to benefit Santa Claus Club  – For additional info and future projects, contact John Fowler at

Barb’s Dog Rescue – For all your Christmas shopping you may do on Amazon, please use Amazon.Smile and choose Barb’s Dog Rescue as your charity.

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Use the AZ Tax credit program to make a gift to help support students!
Through partnership with the North Phoenix Kiwanis Club and Executive Charities Council, you can use the link below to make a tax credit donation of up to $400 (individual) or $800 (couple). Then, when you file your Arizona taxes you can claim a dollar-for-dollar tax credit that will either reduce what you owe or increase your refund by the amount you donated.
Important Note: When making your donation be sure to write Steps of Love in the memo box.



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