CENCRE closes part of its facilities
By Jade Arroyo
The Centro de Crecimiento is a nonprofit association dedicated to providing services for people living with different levels of disability and focused on empowering them by promoting a culture of tolerance and respect. This association was founded in 1977 by María de la Luz Martínez Maxwell, better known as doña Lucha Maxwell.
Over the years, CENCRE has rehabilitated and provided treatment to a large number of adults and children, mainly from low-income families; it also has fostered awareness and education through workshops, talks, congresses and other activities.
Beginning in November 2013 CENCRE ceased part of its services because they were no longer affordable. In an interview for Atención the director, Enrique Maldonado, confirmed this but added that is only a partial closure, and the area of neurorehabilitation is still operating. Maldonado reassured they are still committed to helping children with disabilities.
Currently the Centro de Crecimiento is under scrutiny by the SAT (Taxpayers Administration Services) to ensure that donations go to social causes in the most efficient way.
If you wish to make a donation to CENCRE, you can do so at Banco Inbursa, account number: 77777 777777. Take your deposit voucher to the CENCRE facilities to get a US tax-deductible receipt through the San Miguel Foundation.