Fairmont Mayakoba

    Project #1

    Through its community centers, Save the Children works with economically and socially deprived children, providing a safe environment for them to be in while their parents are still at work. Through recreational, cultural, athletic, and educational activities, they seek to improve the quality of life of children from ages 6 through 12 years old. Save the Children is part of the International Save the Children Alliance, an organization represented in over 125 countries that currently helps 1,000 children in Quintana Roo, Mexico.

    Project #2

    Playa Animal Rescue is dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating injured and abandoned dogs, and ultimately finding them permanent, loving homes. Unfortunately, strays are easily seen in all streets of Mexico. Their clinic is in the process of being built, and they need help finishing it. Aside from rescuing strays, Playa Animal Rescue’s dream is to build a low cost clinic for the pets of local people who have fewer resources, hence promoting health for the locals.

    Project #3

    MY FRIEND OF THE STREET A.C. (MAC), started rescue operations and fundraising for food for abandoned and injured animals.

    They have successfully implemented sterilization, vaccination and deworming campaigns for dogs and cats in low-income Mayan communities.

    Their team consists of specialist veterinarians, MAC staff, Altournative staff, altruistic associations and volunteers. In the past, they carried out its 7th Integral Campaign in Mayan Communities, achieving 124 sterilizations of dogs and cats in the communities of Macario Gómez and Francisco May.

    Project #4

    Fundacion Contando Con Un Amigo is an association whose main driving force is the operation of a little school where the basic education and nutrition needs of children and some adults in vulnerable situations are mainly attended to this community. We firmly believe that it is through this education their vision of the world is transformed, helping them to improve their own environment and their families’. It is located in Playa del Carmen, in a very vulnerable area, without even basic services.

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of March 2, 2021

    Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally.

    Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
    • Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
    • The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

    Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.