Children of the Dump was formed in 1998 (at that time called Feed the Children Vallarta) with the mission to help the poor children living in and around the city dump in Puerto Vallarta; specifically to help them GET AN EDUCATION. Our goal was to get them to school, keep them in school and help them learn so that they would have an opportunity for a better job and a better life.
Initially we were concerned with helping the children living in the dump go to school with clothing, a shower and supplies. Then we were concerned with helping the children in the school with their concentration and learning so we decided to give them a healthy breakfast as they entered the school. Next was after school training in Math, Computers and English for those who showed interest and promise. Finally we became involved in operating day care centers for the children of working mothers.
- WEBSITE: School of Champions or http://childrenofthedump.org/
- TEL: 52 044 (322) 158-8815
- EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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VIDEO: This video was shot and produced by Fox of Café Roma, Puerto Vallarta, June 5, 2008.
Our mission has not changed in the almost 10 years of operations; we are dedicated to helping these children realize the promise of a better life. Today there are no children living in the dump and no children working in the dump. Thanks to the city government and voices like Children of the Dump, the families were removed from the dump and the children were sent to school. Now breakfast, lunch and hot meals are served to 2,300 children each school day. We have after school classes for 130 to 150 children from grades 3 to 6. And we operate 9 day care centers, each with a capacity of 25 children ages 3 � months to 3 � years.
We are incorporated in the United States, Mexico and soon to be in Canada. “Eagles On Assignment” is a 501(c)3 tax free corporation in the US and issues tax free receipts for US tax purposes. The Canadian corporation, to be called “Children of the Dump Society” will do the same in Canada. The Mexican Corporation is called “Desayunos Para Los Ninos de Vallarta” and can issue tax receipts for Mexican Tax purposes.
All contributions received by the US corporation and the Canadian corporation (in the future) are transferred to the Mexican corporation which then issues the funds for the various operations of the Children of the Dump Vallarta.