1. You can donate to us via PayPal by clicking here or on the PayPal button.  You will be taken to the Brigada Estatal PayPal page and you can indicate if you wish your donation to go to a specific project, i.e., food, medical expenses, community center, roofs, etc.  Thank you so much!
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2.  If you are in the Chapala/Ajijic area and would like to donate in cash, please contact
     us at this
e-mail link and we will arrange with you a convenient pick up time.  Please
     provide your cell or phone #.
3.  If you would like a US tax receipt, you can donate to us via the Foundation for
    Lake Chapala Charities - click here to reach the page for information on how to
this.  (They use PayPal or you can send them a check, arrange a wire transfer or
    they w
ill pick up cash donations in the Ajijic/Chapala area.)
Note: If your donation is for more than $1,000 US, and you would like a US tax receipt, consider making a wire transfer directly to the Foundation of Lake Chapala Charities, as it will arrive much quicker.  (Check donations above $1,000 US can take a month or more to clear.)  
5.  If you want to make a bank transfer from outside Mexico directly to the Brigada,
     please click on this link to reach our bank transfer page. 
But we are unable to provide
     you with a US tax receipt if you use this method.

6.  If you want to make a bank transfer to us (via the Brigada) from within Mexico and
     receive a Mexican factura, click here to take you to the bank transfer page. 
If you
     want a factura, we will need your business name, 
address and your RFC number.
If you have a preference of where your donation is to be used, please let us know via email, so that we can respect your wishes.

Because of the different Canadian tax laws, unfortunately we are unable at this time to provide
Canadian tax receipts.  So if you are a Canadian, and want to donate, please use PayPal or contact us to discuss other other ways we might be able to receive your donation.

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Children lining up for food in La Peña

Besides FoodShare and Medical expenses, there other programs we run that you may wish to support:

-  The Kids Kitchen (5 days a week meals for hungry children); 
-  Financial help so we can
build the community center on some land we are
-  Financial support to keep our truck running and getting serviced.  The roads are rough
   and steep in some areas, so it's rough on any car.  The Brigada truck (thanks to Ravi),
  is more rugged than our old one, but it's essential for - delivering despensas to the
  villages, and taking people for medical help.

-  Financial support to pay for the Brigada office expenses for WiFi (so students can do
   their homework), electric bills, gas and electric for cooking, and for purchasing clean
  drinking water.  (The internet is also used for the ESL Zoom classes.) 

-  Support for renal patients - we provide each family with large fresh drinking water
   bottles each week.  It is essential they drink lots of water to flush their kidneys..

-  Ongoing costs of growing plants from seed and developing home gardening projects;
-  Our Literacy Program (for adults and youth) now also teaching high school classes;
 Help to enlarge the local library (with Spanish books);
The ongoing costs of supplies used for First Aid (First Response) at our medical office;
-  Support for the huge medical expenses we are paying right now... (due to Covid             expenses, the hospitals do not have essential medicines for renal patients...)

-  Support for music, knitting, jewelry, cooking or other programs to provide women and
new skills; 
-  Ongoing projects that give people in these areas, ways to make a living, with pride.