The Jay Sadler Project: March Activity Report

The opportunities continue to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in Puerto Vallarta and the Banderas Bay Area

On May 6th Marriott Resort and Fundación Punta de Mita will be hosting the 14th Annual International Festival of Altruism. This year The Jay Sadler Project will be 1 of 20 Non-Profits invited to participate along with 43 quality restaurants serving their specialty foods. The event starts at 6:00 pm and will end the evening with Zagal Fireworks. Entertainment will be provided throughout the event. Tickets are available at Carol’s Boutique (322-113-0073). Calle Peru 1120 (near Leys Supermarket), 5 de Diciembre. Tickets are $400 pesos in advance and $500 pesos at the door. Wendy will be happy to provide you tickets.

San Juan Diego Asilo con Caldez – a senior living facility located in Colonia Lomas de San Nicolas has been completed. The volunteers from Hyatt Ziva Hotel and Julien Fruchier’s Yoga Group Retreats helped to complete the project which started December 12, 2017.

DIF, New Life Home for Boys in Colonia Coapinole started early March. Currently it is now in progress with plastering, painting, ceramic repairs, fans and installation of 70 light fixtures. Leading the electrical team is Jim Mawdesley, Jim Ranallo, Chancey Addison and Brett Thomas. The compound consists of 1 building with 3 offices, kitchen with mess hall, 4 dormitories, bodega for storage, game room, laundry, lounge with TV and classroom with computers.

Current on-going projects include Salvation Army facility, Vista Hermosa, San Vicente playground with the Navy League and Colonia Playa Grande playground painting, fence and playground repairs.

Jeff Dana’s Anglers Anonymous program is moving along to bring a few American/Canadian combat veterans to Puerto Vallarta on July 25th for fishing and recreation. Housing and charter fishing boats have been donated to handle up to eight. The Jay Sadler Project recently donated $5,000 pesos for the purchase of shirts in order to raise money for the July event. More details in May update.

A little background on one of our recent successes: Jardin de Ninos Ignacio Lopez Rayon in Colonia Aramara was founded in 1977 and supports and gives assistance to children with different disabilities. The children’s ages are 3, 4 and 5. This includes 38 boys and 29 girls with the following intellectual deficiency: Autism, TDHA, behavior problem and language. The school hours are 9am to 12 noon. There are children with down syndrome, blind and deaf. There are staff facility members with Psychology degrees in language and communication. There is also a support (tutor) teacher who attends once a week. The support teacher works with the teachers to help them work with the children with various disabilities. One focus is to work with the children to help them with their classmates. They have music and physical education twice a week.

The Director, Raul Rodriquez Ramirez and Nancy Rodriguez of Clayton Hill Medical Services were responsible in contacting the Jay Sadler Project.

On the Day of Three Kings (January 8th) the Navy League distributed 5,000 toys in the community to various kindergartens.

More information can be obtained on volunteering by contacting Jim Mawdesley at (322) 156-6327 or or