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Patronato Pro Niños Announces “Every Child Every Year” Campaign

By Camie Fenton

Patronato Pro Niños has provided health care to children in the municipality of San Miguel de Allende for 47 years. In 2016, they served 11,829 in their children’s clinic in San Miguel and through site visits to 37 villages in their three medical/dental mobile vans. “As our population grows, our challenges grow,” said Nory Contractor, executive director. “Right now, the need is so great that it takes us three and one-half years before we can return to a community. We just don’t have enough medical/dental mobile vans to cover the growing San Miguel de Allende communities, and we believe that it’s a basic necessity for every child to have a healthcare check-up every year.

“‘Every Child Every Year” Fundraiser
By Patronato Pro Niños de San Miguel de Allende
Tue, July 4, 5‒10pm
US$100 adults
US$35 children 3‒12 years old
Including stellar fireworks display, Americana feast
Hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, ice cream n’ apple pie
415 152 2380 for ticket delivery (Ask for Lily, Hacienda de San Miguel)

“Our hearts go out to these families needing health care for their kids as it is such a basic requirement. That’s why we created the ‘Every Child Every Year’ campaign,” said Contractor. “Our goal is that all children in San Miguel will be able to receive a yearly physical and dental exam. Included in this campaign are the funds needed to hire two more doctors and to purchase the ‘New Hope for Health’ medical/dental van that will allow us to achieve our goal of seeing every child every year for medical and dental care. It will cost almost US$17,000 a year for two doctors to work for five days a week. And a new, completely outfitted medical/dental van would cost US$60,000. With this new campaign, we are looking to the generous people of our community to donate to this cause.”

Contractor added that you can begin helping our “Every Child Every Year” campaign by making a direct donation to the campaign now and by attending the Patronato Pro Niños’ Fabulous Fourth of July Celebration and Silent Auction at the Hacienda de San Miguel. Call their offices now to schedule a visit with Nory Contractor, Executive Director, and Joe Whitmore, President of the Patronato Pro Niños Board. During this visit, you can tour our local children’s clinic, which was totally built with donated funds, or you can go out on a medical visit to a rural community to learn more about the work we do there—or you can do both! 415 152 7796 FB: Patronato Pro Niños de San Miguel de Allende, AC.


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