Dancing Under the Stars

The Manos de Amor fundraiser "Dancing Under the Stars" is coming January 11th at Samba Vallarta.  Music by Rhythm Rooster.  Appetizers, Beer, Wine, Soda.  Tickets are $350 and can be purchased at Manos de Amor or contact kswanson@sasktel.net. … [Read more...]

Creating Events Calendar

We would like to begin creating the Events Calendar for the 2016/17 season. If you (or someone you know) is involved in these efforts, please have them contact the board at our Amigos email: amigosdebuceriasac@gmail.com … [Read more...]

Wish List 2015

GENERAL Cash ! Gift Cards – Mega, Walmart, Sams, Home Depot, Costco – should be purchased in Puerto Vallarta or Bucerias CLEANING SUPPLIES Pinol      Fabulosa      Ajax Cleanser    Bleach   Laundry Detergent          Sauvatel (fabric softener)   Dish soap PAPER/OFFICE … [Read more...]

RnR huge crowds

The 11th Annual Rhythm 'n' Ribs was undoubtedly the biggest ever, with crowds estimated to be 1,500 - 1,700 over the evening.  And the location on the land on Ave Las Palmas was the ideal venue for such numbers.  Just over 183,000 pesos was raised for the Manos de Amor orphanage, a fabulous amount!  … [Read more...]

A whole new year awaits us !

As you know, we've had a wealth of charitable help and donations in the run up to Christmas - but it doesn't stop there.  Please look at the Events Calendar for all the upcoming charity occasions, your chance to enjoy yourselves and help the charities - brilliant idea! Remember that resolution to … [Read more...]


LINENS Plastic mattress covers for bunk beds. Pink bath towels. Bunk size comforters (30) needed PERSONAL ITEMS Shampoo - Conditioner- Hair Gel – Deodorant - Bar Soap –  Wet wipes Hair Brushes/combs - Hair barrettes/elastics/clips - Lice Shampoo - Talcum Powder CLOTHING White … [Read more...]


Well done to all the organisers behind last night's 10th annual Rhythm'n'Ribs fundraiser for the Manos de Amor!  The emergency venue change due to the ongoing plaza disruption was a great success.  There was ease of access for all participants and attendees alike - a lot of folks even preferred this … [Read more...]


MdA is a Mexican organization and by law has a Mexican board of directors but because mostly "gringos" raise the money we were asked to serve as a Steering Committee.  The people on our Steering Committee are: Walter Vink, Valiene Heckart, Nicole Youngquist, Jim Thoman, Karen McKenzie, Willlie … [Read more...]