THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED: MAY 2014
Casa Hogar Maximo Cornejo Quiroz
Carretera a Tepic #1100
Between the PVR airport and the PV bus station
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Mexico Phone: 322.221.1908
Established in 1993, Casa Hogar Maximo Cornejo Quiroz is a local non-profit organization. This charity provides a shelter dedicated to improving the lives of orphaned, abandoned, disadvantaged or vulnerable children who were living in extreme situations. Casa Hogar supports 58 children of all ages, including newborns. This orphanage does not receive any help from the government. In order to function, the small staff running this facility depend completely on the patronage of donors, private sponsors and volunteers from the local community as well as from tourists on vacation who stop by to lend a helping hand.
Casa Hogar provides a loving and caring atmosphere where children can thrive while receiving the following essential resources:
The staff at Casa Hogar believes that shaping a child’s life should be based on the security of knowing that they are valued, welcomed and loved so that they can learn to accept and face their reality with maturity and liberty.
Our family has volunteered and donated food and other items to Casa Hogar, and has found the children to be the sweetest and most loving little ones we’ve ever spent time with. The children are very happy and well behaved, and the small staff does an incredible job caring for the children. If you have a special talent or skill that you would like to use to help out at Casa Hogar, simply contact them and describe your idea and the number of volunteers you are bringing with you and they will be more than happy to have you and/or your group come in to implement your volunteer idea. The director of the facility is Aurora, and the gentleman in charge of maintenance is Martin; both speak Spanish. Estefania Martinez is the coordinator of volunteers and speaks perfect English. Estefania can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Every day both tourists and community members just pop on by the orphanage to volunteer and/or drop off donations. Most volunteers help out by interacting with the children. They hold the babies, play with the toddlers who love to have attention, assist the older children with homework, read or play games with the younger ones, etc. If you have a group of volunteers that would like to come in and assist the orphanage with building maintenance or another organized project, just contact Estefania. If it takes her a few days to respond to your email, please be patient and understand that she is super busy working at the orphanage and attending to the many needs of the precious children of Casa Hogar.
Donation Items Needed:
Eggs, meat, chicken, milk, juice, fruits, vegetables, rice, beans, diapers, baby formula, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, shampoo, liquid or bar soap, hand soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, etc. Many tourists who do not have time to volunteer will simply stop by Walmart, Sams Club or Costco to pick up a few needed items and then quickly drop them off at Casa Hogar. Monetary donations to purchase school uniforms are also very much needed. A school uniform costs about $20-$25 USD, and each child needs a set of two uniforms so that there is enough time to launder the uniforms between wearings.