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hogar las nieves, ac

Hogar Las Nieves is a children’s home for girls from dysfunctional families who live with the risk of being homeless. These girls have experienced abuse in their lives.

Run by nuns, the home is also a school and has space for about forty girls, aged 5 to 12. The girls reside at the home from Sunday afternoon to Friday afternoon.

Hogar Las Nieves accepts the following donations:

    • Food
    • Girls' clothing
    • Educational toys

    • Books
    • School supplies
    • Socks and underwear
    • Monetary donations

Hogar Las Nieves accepts new and used items.

Donated new items are given to the girls.

Donated used items are sold by the nuns.

Albergue Inés María accepts the following donations:

  • Food
  • Girls' clothing
  • Educational toys
  • Books
  • School supplies
  • White sweaters for the nuns
  • Socks and underwear
  • Monetary donations

Albergue Inés María accepts new and used items.

Donated new items are given to the girls.

Donated used items are sold by the nuns.

Albergue infantil inés maría gasca, ac

Albergue Inés María is a children’s shelter for girls from single-parent families with few economic resources. These girls face abandonment and loneliness.

Run by nuns, the shelter strives to create a family life for the girls. The girls (aged 4 to 18) reside at the home from Sunday afternoon to Friday afternoon. The shelter provides counseling for the girls and their families to promote healing.

The IWC supports Albergue Inés María by holding birthday and holiday celebrations, offering tutoring services, paying utility bills, and delivering food and essential supplies. Some IWC members personally sponsor individual girls through monthly payments.

Due to covid restrictions, in-person volunteering is currently not possible, and Albergue Inés María was forced to send many girls back to their legal guardians. A family representative of each girl regularly visits the Albergue to accept donations of food and gifts.

fundación ora

About once a week, three or four volunteers gather to prepare a meal for about 100 senior citizens in a surrounding community of Mexico City.

Volunteers can help prepare, pack, cook, package, and deliver the meals. Some weeks, bags of pantry items ("despensas") will also be prepared to hand out with the meals.

Due to covid, all volunteers must wear gloves and masks to volunteer. The food preparation happens in Ora's kitchen, and the delivery occurs on the sidewalk in front of the church. 

You don't need to know how to cook to help.

Volunteering can fit around your schedule: you can sign up for just the prepping, cooking, and packaging portion or for the delivery portion.

Fundación Ora gratefully accepts the following donations:

    • Medicines
    • Food
    • Plastic gloves
    • Travel size bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotion
    • Gift wrapping paper
    • Adult diapers
    • Monetary donations

hospital materno infantil guadalupe victoria de atizapÁn

IWC members meet monthly to make baby blankets for mothers with few economic resources. No sewing skills are required to participate. The material is provided, and you just need to be able to measure and cut. 

Our blankets are donated through the Mexican volunteer group Darce. We also support them through donations of new and used items they gift to mothers and also sell at their monthly bazaar (the funds of which are also used to assist the mothers). 

In the past, IWC members have fundraised to assist the hospital in building a waiting room for fathers and in outfitting a waiting room for siblings.

We always accept the following donations:

  • Newborn diapers
  • New liquid soap (pump soap)
  • Paper towels
  • Travel size bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotion (for new mothers)
  • Hotel slippers (for the new mothers to wear in the hospital)
  • New little sweaters for babies
  • New onesies, sleepers, and bibs
  • Used baby items
  • Monetary donations


Due to the inability to hold the garage sale during the covid pandemic, the IWC has turned to alternate methods to raise funds for our partnered charities.

This has included new event ideas, such as the monthly virtual 5K.

A recent fundraising development has been the acceptance of monetary donations through PayPal and bank transfer rather than cash only. With the new electronic transfers, the IWC requires a factura from its partnered charities upon use of donations.

New ideas are welcomed.

garage sales

Throughout the year, the IWC collects donations from members and nonmembers. We accept anything that isn’t illegal to resell.

Members volunteer their home storage and bodega space to store these garage sale donations year round.

Twice a year (generally in October and May), the IWC holds a garage sale at Union Church to sell all donated items. Representatives from the partnered charities are expected to attend and assist in the garage sale.

The garage sale uses only cash transactions. The money is split evenly between the partnered charities.

Due to covid, the garage sale cannot currently be held and large items are being sold through our Facebook page.

Angels & Sponsors

Angels purchase grocery items, cook food, and deliver meals to Hogar Las Nieves and Albergue Infantil Inés María Gasca. 

Sponsors donate money or the actual items for the Angels to use. Sponsors can do one-time donations or can schedule recurring assistance.

Drivers are also needed to deliver the meals, groceries, and despensa items to Hogar Las Nieves and Albergue Inés María.

Angels are welcome for one-time donations or to offer a recurring assistance.

Holiday drives


The girls’ holiday drive is an effort in December to match the girls at Hogar Las Nieves and Albergue Inés María with gifts that they would cherish. The IWC requests the shelters to provide the ages, names, and gift wishes of the girls. IWC volunteers then purchase, wrap, and deliver the gifts at Christmas parties at the two locations.

fundación ora

The seniors’  holiday drive is an effort in December to provide food and individualized gifts for the seniors at the church in San Fernando. Ora collects individual gift requests from the seniors, and IWC volunteers do their best to match those requests.

Volunteers donate money to pay for a food hamper or a food hamper and a basket to be distributed by Fundación Ora.

    General Meetings

    Partnered charities have the opportunity to represent themselves at IWC quarterly general meetings. They may set up a display, hand out promotional material, and inform IWC members regarding their purpose and the IWC role in supporting them.

    IWC members may choose to give donations of requested items or cash to these charities during the general meetings or may be moved to volunteer in person or virtually as possible.


    Office hours are 10:30 to 12:30 every first Wednesday.

    Due to covid, the office closed.

    Please contact us by email or on Facebook.

    Union Church
    Room 103

    Paseo de la Reforma 1870
    Lomas de Chapultepec

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