Fabulous Jewelry Auction benefiting Patronato Pro Niños

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Event Category: Charity Events and Shopping/MercadosEvent Tags: charity and children

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  • Begin to Celebrate the 4th of July Week with
    Patronato Pro Niños
    by joining our
    Fabulous Jewelry Auction

    As we celebrate our 50th year of Medical, Dental and Psychological support for the children of economically deprived families in San Miguel Allende, we hope you will join us and have fun bidding all this week for one, two or many of these beautiful items, knowing you are making a huge difference in a child’s life.

    Darla Nordstrom, owner of Definitely Darla.

    Darla Nordstrom has donated this beautiful collection of Sterling Silver jewelry for PPN’s 50th Anniversary Auction. Darla has lived and worked in San Miguel Allende for 40 years using local artisans to create her original designs. Her quality is well known and her collection has shown and sold around the world. Thank you, Darla, for this extraordinary donation.


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    During these pandemic days, you can still enjoy the fun of our annual auction and shop from the safety of your home.

    The auction starts today and ends on Sunday, July 5th at 8:00 pm (Mexico Time)

    Check on your bid regularly until the auction ends.
    We offer free delivery for winning bids within
    San Miguel de Allende.
    International shipping can be arranged for an additional cost.
    US tax-deductible receipts are available.Please reply to this email with any questions or issues.

    Participating in this auction you´ll be supporting a great cause.
    Patronato Pro Niños’ mission is of providing medical, dental, nutritional, and psychological care to children and adolescents from economically deprived families in our municipality.
    Thank you!  And remember, your order(s) will help us improve the lives of the children we serve!
    To find out more about the kind of work that Patronato Pro Niños does, visit our website:

    By promoting good health and oral hygiene, by providing necessary medical and dental care, by working with other health care providers as advocate and funding source, we help children from economically disadvantaged families in San Miguel de Allende lead healthier, fuller lives. And we’ve been doing this for 45 years. We now see second and third generations of the same family. These families trust Pro Niños.  And we’ve earned that trust by helping literally thousands and thousands of children through the years. With your help, we will continue this tradition and add to the many programs we already have in place.

    Please donate now so that more children may THRIVE.


    Click to donate NOW!


    Founded in 1970, Pro Niños was able to provide medical care to only 20 children in our first year of operation. Since then, we have grown in size and scope so that we now provide dental care to over 9,000 children, and medical care to 2,500 children in and around San Miguel de Allende. In total, we give more than 23,000 treatments a year. To serve these children, we have on staff four dentists, a doctor, a full time social worker and eight support staff. We are accredited in Mexico as a charitable, non-profit organization (Asociación Civil), registered in the Federal Registry and awarded with tax exemption status. We are also incorporated in the United States as a 501 (c)(3) under the name “FTC International, Inc.” to accept U.S grants and individual donations. All Mexican children from birth to 16 years of age who do not receive medical care from private insurance or social security benefits are eligible for our medical and dental care programs. It is estimated that 44,000 children fall into the 0-to-16-year-old category. Less than 15% receive social security benefits, leaving many without adequate medical care. We coordinate our services with two Mexican government programs (Seguro Popular and Nueva Generación) and fill some much-needed service gaps. Dental care, for other than the middle and upper-economic class, is nonexistent. To preserve dignity and promote parental involvement with necessary follow-up care, families are asked to participate in the cost of their child’s care according to their ability, which in many cases is as little as ten pesos. Every morning at 7:30, our three mobile dental vans depart San Miguel to visit some of the hundreds of villages needing dental services. Teachers, parents and children often meet our dentist and her assistant/driver at the entrance of the village. In a typical day, our dentists are able to dispense 25-30 treatments and the vans will return to the village for as long as it takes to serve every child. The medical and dental care we provide can dramatically change lives and in some cases, even save lives. Once we have determined an individual child’s needs, we work closely with medical providers – as advocate and funding source – to make sure the child gets the best care possible. On any given day in the clinic, our doctor treats as many as 20 children directly and refers others to specialists and various service providers as needed. The doctor also conducts follow-up to ensure that the children receive the required care from outside service providers. The in-clinic dentist treats an average of 15 children per day; those whose villages are not being visited by the mobile vans. The Mexican Government, recognizing that Pro Niños fills gaps in the health services provided to citizens, provides support through grants of various amounts from various departments.  Other funds are raised through donations from members, local residents, and visitors to San Miguel. We also receive additional funding from other active charities in San Miguel and from foundations.


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