Ninos Incapacitados del Lago
The Ninos Incapacitados is one of Lake Chapala, Mexico’s best loved charities of the many worthwhile charities Lakeside.
Ninos Incpacitados is nl all volunteer, not for profit charitable organization that has been helping kids in the Lake Chapala area for over 18 years. They are audited annually by the state of Jalisco’s directorate of charities (IJAS).
Over 95% of their income is spent directly in helping needy children and less than 5% is spent on fund raising and administration expenses.
In 2010 Ninos Incapacitatos has assisted 132 children and young people with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, diabetes, cancer and birth defects in addition to paying for wheelchairs, orthopedic braces, eye-glasses and other medical equipment, the organization pays for medications, x-rays and diagnostic tests which are not covered by the family’s insurance.
In 2009 they were able to help 220 children and in 2008 children were helped.
If you go to the web site at: www.programaninos.org and click on a photo of a recent child of the month you can then get a better idea of what Ninos Incapacitados is accomplishing.
There are also links to how other children have been helped.
They also tell you on the web site about different fund raisers that have been held and are upcoming and how you can get involved in this most trusted and worthwhile association.
Here is a story about how one volunteer helped:
Bob Schemmer is a doctor living at Lakeside who volunteers at the Ninos Clinic in Chapala. Bob has a friend who heads up Hasbro Canada. When Bob told him about Ninos Incapacitadoes he got in touch with his counterpart at Hasbro de Mexico.
The result, an incredible 754 toys and games arrived at the Riberas home of an astonished, Rich Petersen, Clinic Co-Ordinator for Ninos.
The toys are being handed out to the children in the Ninos program with hundreds left over. So they ‘re also going to delight childre at Love in Action, Villa Infantil, Mision San Carlos and Ninos y Jovenes in San Juan Cosala.
With all the horrible stories we see daily on the news isn’t it nice to hear a good story about a good charity helping good people?