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Local organization takes community assistance to heart

Lakeside Chapala abounds in groups that help orphaned, abandoned or handicapped children, homeless animals and disadvantaged families. One organization, the non-profit Corazón a Corazón (Heart to Heart) por La Comunidad Internacional A.C., is one whose help is much more comprehensive.

Established in 2020 and located at Jesus Garcia #11 In San Antonio Tlay., Corazón a Corazón is staffed by volunteers and offers a wide range of assistance to anyone in need, regardless of age, race, nationality or situation.

Possibly the most visible feature of Corazón a Corazón is their on-premises bazaar, offering donated goods donated by local individuals and low-cost food provided by alliances with various businesses that wish to help the community. The bazaar is held every other Friday and Saturday, with proceeds going to purchase items needed by the association.

In addition, on-site offerings include reduced-price pharmaceutical medications, medical and dental care, assistance with education and technology, clothing, school supplies and classes in English Also offered are courses in valuable personal or revenue-producing skills such as cosmetology, first aid/CPR, food preparation, hair styling, manicures and massage.  All training is certified by the Mexican government’s Department of Education. They also make medical visits to the homebound, providing nursing services and equipment such as wheelchairs or walkers. Access to a homeopathist, psychologist, and massage therapist are also offered.

Corazón a Corazón invites the public to visit its facility in San Antonio.  The organization accepts donations or reduced-cost items from local individuals and businesses. For information on how you can help or volunteer, contact Verónica Herrera, President, 331 190 3265, or John Kelly, Co-President, 331 758 0676.

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Don’t miss our fundraiser!

A fundraising event to benefit Corazón a Corazón por la Comunidad Internacional A.C. will be held tomorrow, Saturday, March 11 from 2-6 p.m. at Iron Horse Chapala, Hidalgo #78, Riberas del Pilar (across from Pancho’s Deli Market and just east of Orma Auto Parts).  

Music will be provided by Daniel Cordero, Mary’s Island, La Sopa, and Old Souls. Cover is $150 pesos or a donation of an item of equal value. Especially needed is:

  • Furniture for doctor and dental offices
  • Medical supplies
  • School supplies, backpacks, notebooks, etc.
  • Clothing
  • Blankets
  • Tarps or large tents
  • Shelving
  • Items to sell in the Bazaar

Contact Verónica Herrera, President, 331 190 3265, or John Kelly, Co-President, 331 758 0676 for info on how you can help this deserving organization.