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Kathleen Duncan (Tía Katy to her Amores kids!) Gets Creative…Again!

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…over the past 18 months we have increased our staffing, provided training to our caregivers and had the full time services of a psychologist and teacher available for our kids thanks to support from many of you. So today, instead of our kids being several years behind academically and exhibiting a variety of emotional and behavioral issues, for the most part they are incredibly happy, loving, well-adjusted kids who are doing well academically. Meanwhile, we have been doing a lot of community outreach to try to find wonderful local families willing to adopt our kids and I am thrilled to report that we now have 9 children out with families in the process of being adopted and three families ready to begin the adoption process with 5 more of our kids!

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Little David Has Down’s Syndrome and a Heart Issue That Will Surely Touch Yours

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“We have these tirelessly determined parents who have exhausted every means for taking care of their little son”, informs Mark. Their insurance, which covered most of the medical trips, was on the verge of expiring—that is until Mark and Frank spent some time with this small child who has already broken the “Cuteness” meter and, as Mark puts it, “Pulled every string in my heart, for sure.”

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2nd Puerto Peñasco TomaColor 2015 Promises to Surpass Near Perfect 2014 With More Entries, More Prizes, Choice of 5 km or 10 km Runs.

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Known as a Color Run in English and called Toma Color in Spanish, it’s the fastest growing race event in history. A 5km run where participants jog through 4 to 6 stations manned by a handful of staff who douse them with brightly colored, harmless powder throughout the course. Arrival at theDSC_0105 finish line, each participant showered in a rainbow of colors, can’t help but turn into a party you have to see to believe…

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StarShine Academy Principles Making a Difference in Peñasco Schools

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Since its inception in 2002, StarShine has believed that a holistic approach to education is the best way to teach a child and ultimately improve the world. StarShine principles are based on the belief that nobody knows everything; that a person only knows what he knows, and therefore, every teacher is a student and every student is a teacher. The 15 Guiding Principles (which, because of their critical importance, are reproduced below in their entirety) are the philosophical fountain from which the StarShine Academy curriculum is designed and is credited with earning so many international scholastic, educational and peace-oriented awards…

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A Non-Profit Piñata Factory in Puerto Peñasco!

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The Piñata has a deep historic meaning and actually dates back over 700 years to Asia-where they invented paper—when Marco Polo discovered them being used for celebrations with bright colors and elaborate decorations.

By the time they arrived in Spain, the Catholics had figured out how to use the design and the game of bursting the Piñata as a method of religious conversion. Piñatas were made with seven pointed, brightly colored cones around a clay center representing the seven deadly sins…

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If You’re an Arizona Resident, You Can Donate to Amores de Peñasco Without Costing You Anything!

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Kathleen Duncan, aka Tia Katy, at the DIF Amores de Peñasco children’s crisis shelter here in Puerto Peñasco and whose marvelous volunteer work we’ve written about on numerous occasions (click TiaKaty for the latest one) has come up with another creative way to make donations to support these abandoned and abused kids, and this one doesn’t cost Arizona residents anything!

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The Ladies of San Peregrino: Manifestation Of A Dream, With a Little Help From Their Friends

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Good hearted patience, unwavering determination, focused persistence, equally good hearted friends (and at least one well-DSC00096 connected relative)—this is a formula for achieving the grandest of dreams. And after eight arduous years of pioneering pathways and never, ever giving up, this small group of powerfully unrelenting ladies recently cut the ribbon to the…

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