PaM News and Events

May 29, 2010 - PaM begins a collaboration with the Lima based veterinary charity Grupo Caridad, to provide free neutering/spaying and vaccinations for the many pets and stray animals in the Mancora region.

April 9, 2010 - PaM holds its annual reunion dinner at Toronto restaurant La Cocina de Doña Luz, as part of its 5th annual Peruvian Potato Festival. Owner Luis Barreto donates $300 to support PaM's children's programs in Mancora.

February, 2010 - Update on the fundraising efforts by students of Bear Creek Secondary School: the students have now raised over $1,000! Congratulations to Civics teacher Kevin Jacquemain for his hard work and dedication.

October 8, 2009 - PaM directors travel to Barrie, Ontario, to make presentations in 4 classes at Bear Creek Secondary School, helping students develop fundraising activities as a project for their Community Involvement Program requirements. Nov. 3 Update: $450 already raised!

September 25, 2009 - Project Robin Hood organizes a one-day parenting workshop with a child psychologist as guest speaker.

July 10, 2009
PaM volunteers and Girls' Club members
in front of the new mural project

July 15, 2009 - PaM's campaign for Daniel Castillo is a success, having raised the funds necessary for his surgery and care. He is now recovering at home and thanks all of his supporters for their assistance.

July 10, 2009 - PaM Peru participates in a meeting with the Vice Minister for Tourism and Dr. Fernando Vera Rebollo of the Organizacion Mundial de Turismo (OMT / World Tourism Orgnaization), following which PaM spearheads the creation of a committee comprising community and civic leaders, institutions, hotel, restaurant and business owners, to work together on improving tourist access, safety and enjoyment.

June 20, 2009 - Peruvian restaurant La Cocina de Doña Luz holds its 4th annual PaM fundraiser dinner as part of their Peruvian Gastronimic Festival. Owner Luis Barreto raises $500 for PaM projects in Mancora, while the students of Langstaff Public School via teacher Jennifer Balaishis present PaM with another $500 raised through their fundraising innitiatives.

June 9, 2009
The new kids of from the
expanded Project Robin Hood

June 1, 2009 - PaM launches a special fundraising drive to raise money for Daniel Castillo, a 9-year old Peruvian boy, the son of Lucho and Fanny Castillo, who have been involved with our charity in Mancora, Peru, since its inception. Daniel is suffering from a cyst in his jaw and desperately needs surgery to remove it. We are working to raise money to cover the costs of the biopsy (to make sure it isn't bone cancer), medical images, and surgery. He is in a lot of pain and urgently needs medical care which his family cannot afford.

May 26, 2009 - Project Robin Hood expands to include all of the Mancora area schools, including Micaela Bastidas, Alberto Pallete, Tupac Amaru and the school called El Puente, serving barrio Leticia, Mancora's poorest community. The children's support program now serves over 40 children, and covers travel expenses from outlying areas for 10.


February 1, 2009 - Social enterprise Voluntraveler launches and will begin offering volunteer travel services to assist professionals looking to donate their time to NGOs such as PaM.

Dec. 19th, 2008
PaM Christmas campaña
in Barrancos

December 19, 2008 - PaM's Third Annual Christmas program delivers toys to 76 children in the campesino community of Barrancos.

Fall/Winter, 2008 - PaM launches its ¡Milagro en Mancora - Miracle in Mancora! 2008 campaign. Major beneficiaries this year will be Mancora's schools, the Centre for Special Needs Children, and the Project Robin Hood after-school program.

August 18, 2008 - Evoke Salon holds its second annual cut-a-thon with all the proceeds going to PaM Projects in Mancora. Over $600 raised in just four hours.

July 2008 - PaM USA officially recognized as a US Charitable 501c(3) organization.

June 21st, 2008
PaM President Kelly-Anne Vander Meer
plays the cajon at La Cocina de Doña Luz fundraiser

June 21st, 2008 - Toronto's finest Peruvian restaurant, La Cocina de Doña Luz, organized a fundraiser dinner for PaM, held during their annual Gastronomic Festival. Owner Luis Barreto donates $500.

March 2008 - With the help of teacher Jennifer Balaishis and her students, Langstaff Public School donates $1000 to support PaM Canada's work in Mancora schools. Jennifer Balaishis previously travelled to Mancora to see how her students contributions have a made a difference in the community.

March 2008 - PaM's Library Project opens its doors

Spring 2008 - PaM medical volunteers participate in public health innitiatives through the Ministry of Health, including early detection of childhood malnutrition, TB screening and dengue fever prevention.

February 15th, 2008 - Closing ceremonies for Project Robin Hood's second successful season providing an after-school program for needy kids in Mancora.

Feb. 26th, 2008
Milagro en Mancora donations delivered to
Alberto Pallete school

February 26th, 2008 - Supplies and equipment donated through the 2007 Miracle in Mancora campaign are presented to faculty of Alberto Pallete IE and Michaela schools by Maggie Mooney, Caitlin Mooney-Fu, Michelle Benjamin, and PaM volunteers.

January 2008 - The Miracle in Mancora project works to install water systems in the two largest schools in Mancora, bringing running water to institutions serving over 1400 students.

December 2007 - Miracle in Mancora raises $4000 CND in donations for projects in Mancora that helped local schools: teachers and students were provided with much-needed books and supplies.