November 2019 - The Philanthropy Issue

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The Philanthropy Issue

Photo: At Café Santa Ana - All Proceeds Benefit La Biblioteca

Dearest Friends,

Happy November! As fall settles in in San Miguel, we reach peak social season before the snow birds arrive in January. Locals are all abuzz planning Friendsgivings and holiday parties, and the philanthropic events calendar starts filling up fast!

With so much fun to be had, it’s easy to overlook the needs of our little city. While the traditional expat community has long given of its time and resources to make a positive difference in San Miguel, a new wave of us has just arrived over the last two or three years. Tech savvy and on the younger end of the expat spectrum, we’re more inclined to get our information from Facebook and Instagram than other sources.

Local charities are realizing the need to adapt their messaging to reach us. However, restricted by tight budgets and even less time, they’re struggling to keep up with existing programs, let alone initiate social media campaigns. So, we set out on a quest to find out what we can do to help. How can we bridge the existing gap and inspire a new wave of expats to engage?

We sat down with several local charities to discuss their immediate and long-term needs, from financial to small-scale projects that could be completed in a weekend. If you feel called to help, there’s a place for you! We can’t think of a better way to feel thankful this November than to pour some of that energy into service to others.


Martha & Nicole

Luxepatriate Magazine

Cruz Roja

Red Cross of San Miguel de Allende

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Casita Linda

Building Hope One House At A Time

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Patronato Pro Niños

A Conversation with Nory Contractor

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La Biblioteca

More Than Just a Library

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Ojalá Niños

Rural Community Center

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Volunteer Opportunities

How You Can Help!

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