Madre Maria and the family of Sandra Cartwright wish to thank those who have given memorial donations in her name.
Foundation for Lake Chapala Charities
Change to PayPal Process
Due to a change in some internet banking laws, the site for The Foundation for Lake Chapala Charities has changed slightly. When making your PayPal donation, you must click the Buy Now button in order to make the transaction process correctly. While it's a minor change, it's one we wanted you to be aware of. Donating is still easy! You can now use your credit card, debit card or PayPal account to make donations directly to the Villa. At the website, choose giving and then press the donate now button. Fill in the form, choosing Villa Infantil as your chosen charity. When the form is completed and you choose the continue button, you will be taken to PayPal Mexico. The first box in the form allows you to change your country to US (Estados Unidos) or Canada which will change your screen to English. You may need to do this to get the proper name and address fields. You may print out a receipt when your transaction is complete. And for those of you in the US, the Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 so your donation is now tax deductible!
Visiting the Villa
If you are visiting the area and would like to visit the Villa
to see your sponsored child, you are encouraged to do so. Please
observe the normal visiting hours.
Normal visiting hours at the Villa are:
Monday - Friday: 10AM to 12 & 4PM to 6PM
Saturday 10AM to 1:30PM.
No visiting hours on Sunday.
The orphanage is located in the central highlands of Jalisco, Mexico on the south shore of Lake Chapala between San Pedro Tesistan and San Cristobal
From Chapala area, drive through Jocotepec toward Guadalajara. At the T-junction on the outskirts of town, turn left towards Mazamitla and drive 9.5 km. Entrance is on the left hand side of the highway
Wondering what you can bring to the Villa? Download a shopping list for items that are always needed and gratefully accepted.