Current Niños Incapacitados News and Events
What Do We Do?
So far in 2013, Programa Pro Niños Incapacitados del Lago has assisted 129 children with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy, cancer and birth defects. The organization pays for medications, diagnostic tests, therapy sessions, and medical equipment which are not covered by the family's insurance. In 2012 we helped 131 children and in 2011 we helped 158 children.
Who Are The Kids That Get Help?
On the left is a recent Child-of-the-Month. Click on the photo or caption to see a detailed bio of this young person and get a better idea of what our group is accomplishing. On the right-hand side of this page are links to previous Children-of-the-Month detailing some of the problems the children have encountered and how our group has been able to help. The spunk and determination of these kids (and their parents) is incredible!
Who Are We?
We are an all-volunteer, not-for-profit charitable organization that has been helping kids in the Lake Chapala area (40 miles south of Guadalajara, Mexico) for over 20 years. We are audited annually by the state of Jalisco's directorate of charities (IJAS). Over 95% of our income is spent directly on helping needy children and less than 5% is spent on administrative expenses.
Please browse through the site. If you have questions, any of the nice folks listed under "Contact Us" will be glad to try to answer them for you.
16-minute video about Niños Incapacitados.
We are always looking for volunteers for our clinics and events.
Click on the Volunteers button at the top of the page here to see what
really goes on in a clinic or to let us know of your interest.
For the fashion show we have some volunteer positions to be filled:
|Set out chairs and put on covers & sashes||12:00 PM to 2:00 PM|
|Set up table for entrance||12:30 PM to 1:00 PM|
|Set up table for calendar sales||12:30 PM to 1:00 PM|
|Ticket takers at door -2 people||2:00 PM to 3:30 PM|
|Selling calendars - 1 person||2:00 PM to 3:30 PM|
|Bar ticket sales||2:00 PM to 3:30 PM|
|Bar ticket sales||3:30 PM to 5:00 PM|
|Tear down at end - 2-3 people Chairs, etc. (maybe someone's husband would like to help with this project)||5:00 PM to 6:00 PM|
Contact Bev Kephart directly at 766-3940 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also looking for volunteers for the Kermes - to sell entrance tickets (10:00 am onwards) and to sell bazaar items (and we're looking for items for the bazaar). Also need help selling food tickets (but it's handy if the person speaks some Spanish for that).