El Nogalito Community Center Project

Once again the wonderful community of Puerto Vallarta has come together to assist the children of Mexico. Cheryl’s Shoebox learned of an ongoing community project in El Nogalito in need of soccer shoes for an after school program that teaches English. Cheryl’s Shoebox was happy to contribute to the program with over 40 pairs soccer shoes that have recently collected through our drop off boxes.


A big thank you to Dean & Leslie Regehr for organizing,  collecting and delivering soccer shoes to the community center as well as several online donations we have received to purchase the remaining shoes.

El Nogalito is a small town located five miles south of Puerto Vallarta about a mile off the main highway to Boca de Tomatlan. There are approximately 150 homes there, with one primary school. Most of the families there are economically challenged and being far from town, are somewhat isolated.


The Community Center Project strives to help those families and children by teaching English, organizing games, and encouraging activities at the Community Center. Their goal is to continue to improve the Community Center, bring awareness to the children and help improve their education and future opportunities.

The kindergarten had been abandoned for about five years and through the help of wonderful people we have gotten it back up and running, fixing the doors and painting and fixing screens and pulling weeds… Children attend english classes Monday through Wednesday and soccer practice on Thursdays.
~Leslie Hyland, Charity Director
The soccer team has organized its first game against Boca and Las Juntas in the upcoming weeks.
For additional information and an opportunity to donate directly  visit http://elnogalitopuertovallarta.org/ and follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CharityPuertoVallarta/