Providing Indigent Local Children Medical and Psychological Services

By Robin Loving

More than 11,000 indigent local children receive medical and psychological services each year thanks to Patronato Pro Niños, a local nonprofit that is another of the legacies of Stirling Dickinson. Come to Rotary Tuesday, June 7, at 12:30pm to hear the president and executive director of this organization share fascinating facts about their work, their history, and their future. The meeting will be at Hotel Misión, Salida a Querétaro 1, and will be free and open to the public.

Rotary Presentation
Providing Indigent Local Children Medical and Psychological Services
Tue, Jun 7, 12:30pm
Hotel Misión
Salida a Querétaro 1
152 3709
Free

No child is ever turned away from accessing PPN’s services as long as the family has no other form of medical insurance and the child is under the age of 16. PPN President Isobella Kreizel and PPN Executive Director Maria Aguilar will share information about clinics, including appointments with doctors, dentists, social workers, and psychologists. Services are rendered either at no cost to the family or at a nominal 10 pesos for each visit.

PPN’s mobile dental clinics visit local communities of the municipality and offer basic treatments such as checkups, fluoride treatments, and simple extractions of baby teeth when appropriate. The local San Miguel de Allende radio station works with PPN to let the villages and schools know when the mobile facilities will arrive in each of the 179 communities served.

PPN has raised operating funds from private donors, fundraising activities, and the support of the local state and federal health organizations. Next year’s budget will exceed US$375,000. Costs are kept low thanks to volunteer assistance.

Rotary unites neighbors, community leaders and global citizens for the common good. For more information, contact President David McGinnis at davidsmcginnis3@gmail.com, and see rotarysmamidday.org.

 

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