Pack for a Purpose in San Pancho, Mexico
San Pancho Rentals & Real Estate is a proud member of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects.
Read this blog post by our founder where she discusses San Pancho’s nonprofit, Entreamigos and their Pack for a Purpose program!
Entreamigos is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide educational opportunities for children and families, promote environmental education through sustainable community practices and create a bridge between local and visiting cultures in San Francisco (San Pancho) Nayarit, Mexico. Entreamigos hosts an established community center dedicated to increase learning opportunities for disadvantaged children and families through the implementation of educational programs based on integration and collective community action.
The Entreamigos Centro Comunitario Educativo is a 16,000 square foot educational facility which hosts a library, computer lab, classrooms, sports and exercise spaces, a gallery, eco-design workshops, recycling center and secondhand shop! The building itself is fun, beautiful and educational.
In this small pueblo of approximately 2500 residents, Entreamigos’ dedicated staff of volunteers, educators and environmental activists give workshops and classes to over 400 students per year, provide a school scholarship program for 87 students and has supported the town in recycling over 70 tons of glass, plastic and cardboard annually.
Donated items contributed will be used to augment the center’s constantly depleting resources. Additionally, the donated items will help support adult productivity workshops.
The Entreamigos building has been recognized as a model facility for environmentally responsible design, the integration of natural elements and innovation in the use of recycled materials. Entreamigos is truly a wonder of sustainable design and a great place to visit for anyone!
Please join us for a class, workshop, tour or just stop in and take a look around.
#12 Avenida Tercer Mundo
Phone number: 311 258 4377
General Public Hours: Monday to Friday 11am – 5pm
2021* Major Sponsors and Collaborations:
Gilles Ste-Croix and Monique Voyer
Punta de Mita Foundation
Reser Family Foundation
Rotary Club of Barrington, Illinois
San Pancho Rentals & Real Estate, LLC