The Angel Tree Program

This is a worldwide program, a branch of which was started in Zihuatanejo seven years ago. The project organizes gifts for the children of people incarcerated in the local jail.  Gifts are delivered on January 6th of each year (Kings’ Day).  The inmates also create high quality hammocks which are sold through local churches including Zihuatanejo Christian Fellowship and at Ixtapa Christian Fellowship.  The revenues of the hammocks go to offsetting their expenses while incarcerated and to support their families.  If you are interested in making a donation, in buying a hammock or in learning more about the many facets of the program contact Patti at


Baby Bundle Project

A group of ex-pat women initiated The Baby Bundle Project three years ago to create bundles of baby products required by new mothers. The group meets at an ex-pat’s home in Ixtapa every 2-3 months (year-round) for snacks around the pool and social time, all-the-while creating bundles to help economically challenged, unwed teenage mothers living in the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo community. The group donates approximately 300 bundles per year. To contribute products for the bundles, for the address of the next meeting or for more information about how to get involved, contact Joan at 553-1618 or, or Elizabeth at


Comisión para la Defensa de la Pesca Deportiva A.C.

A group comprised of sport fishermen and sport fishing captains concerned with the conservation and protection of their natural resources, it supports projects of conservation, preservation, catch and release in sport fishing, the ill effects of over fishing and education on these themes. For more information you can contact Comisión para la Defensa de la Pesca Deportiva A.C., founder and president, Capt. Ruben Lopez, at 755-108-6506, 755-554-6839, or by


Fundación Rene Ferguson A.C.

This Foundation was set up in memory of Rene Ferguson and its objective is to support able young women, who are suffering financial hardship, through a degree course by assisting them with the expenses of college tuition and books. Donations to the foundation are tax deductible in the United States through The Rene Ferguson Foundation. Please contact Erica Islas at La Quinta Troppo or at


Hablando Menos, Amando Mas  A. C.

Hablando Menos, Amando Mas, means “Speaking Less, Loving More”.  The goal at hand is to construct a home for seniors who have been abandoned and who are at risk living on their own. The two-story hacienda style home is being built to house 26 residents as well as full time missionary staff and administration.  The progress can be seen in Las Pozas at the site or For information, volunteer opportunities or to make a donation please contact Rosalind Hernandez Cavenagh at 755 554 5919 or Joan McKay at 755 553 1618 email:


The Netza Project

The Netza Project is a U.S and Mexico registered non-profit organization that works to advance literacy, education and economic opportunity for all, in particular supporting the vision and expansion of The Netzahualcoyotl School and Kindergarten for Indigenous Children in Zihuatanejo, which today educates over 400 migrant, native and street children – many of whom speak Nahuatl, Mixteco, Amusgo and Tlapaneco, and who otherwise might not be in school.  The Netza Project also advocates equality and social justice through dormitory shelter, health programs, women’s micro-finance, adult literacy, scholarships, and international volunteerism by fostering respect for diversity and celebrating native culture.  See; contact Lisa Martin; US cell 508-284-0078; Mexico cell 044 755 10 01173.


Por Los Niños de Zihuatanejo, AC.

Por Los Niños is  a community-based, non-profit association, founded by the Zihua SailFest, to provide educational opportunities to economically disadvantaged children in Zihuatanejo. Por Los Niños supports learning and school repair projects at more than 12 under-funded primary schools and kindergartens. Contact: Lorenzo Marbut, home: 755-554-2115, cell: 755-102-4463,


The Rotary Club

The Rotary Club is a world-wide service organization with the purpose to help those in need. In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo there are two groups:
Club Rotario Ixtapa – Nuevas Generaciones (New Generations Rotary Club Ixtapa), meets at 8:30 P.M. on Thursdays at Dal Toscano Ristorante in Ixtapa.
Club Rotario de Zihuatanejo, A.C. (
Zihuatanejo Rotary Club) meets at the Hotel Catalina, on Playa La Ropa, Zihuatanejo, Phone: (755) 554-9321.


S.O.S. Bahia, A.C.

Local non-profit group dedicated to the rescue and long-term preservation of the ecological integrity of the Bay of Zihuatanejo. Promotes environmental awareness, advocates the sustainable development of the bay’s surroundings, and works to stop water pollution and the destruction of wildlife habitat in and around the bay. Collects and distributes information about the issues concerning the bay and organizes periodical beach cleanups.  Gladly accepts volunteer contributions and donations.


SPAZ-HKP “Helene Krebs Posse” Humane Society of Zihuatanejo (Sociedad Protectora de Animales de Zihuatanejo Helene Krebs Posse)

Offers sterilization clinics, free adoptions, educational outreach programs, treatment and rehabilitation for wounded, homeless or abandoned animals. Sells t-shirts and memberships to raise funds, gladly accepts donations.  Located at Casa Marina, next to the basketball court facing the bay in central Zihuatanejo. Casa Marina, Paseo del Pescador #9, Col. Centro 40880 Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, México, Tel. 5542373, JUDITH NOYOLA,, or



The Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival. Since 2004, the Zihuatanejo International Guitar festival brings international musicians to Zihuatanejo from all across the world. The festival is a registered not-for-profit association in Mexico and a percentage of festival proceeds go toward supporting Music, art and Cultural Education in the community. Sponsors, donors, and volunteers always needed.


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