While living in Cabo San Lucas, GreenAngels founders Dave and Ina met John, who had lived in Cabo for many years and was part of an organization called Amigos de los Niños or “Friends of the Children”.
Passionate about improving the lives of children in the poorer areas of Los Cabos, Amigos de los Niños provides quality health care to children up to the age of 18 who have no other means...arranging for external medical consultations, organized clinics and assistance in setting up medical treatment for special cases of the severely ill or disabled.
Non-profit organization Amigos de los Niños (Friends of the Children) took the first steps toward grass roots community service in 1991 when a group of people living in Cabo San Lucas showed interest in helping their less fortunate neighbours. During the Holiday Season, they dressed one of their members as a ‘Cabo’ Santa Claus and distributed Christmas gifts to marginalized children. Although a lot of laughter and smiles were provoked, they found that this was not a solution for the problems that these children and their families faced each day.
After a series of open meetings a consensus was reached to elaborate and carry out projects that would address the problems of the children and effect change for a better quality of life and then they started looking for these projects. The public schools in Cabo San Lucas did not have water purification systems so the newly formed group installed this service improving basic health for hundreds of local school children.
Amigos de los Niños became incorporated as an official non-profit organization - Association Civil and Authorized Donataria - with the ability to offer tax deductible receipts in Mexico.
With over 25 years of services, Amigos de los Niños is supported by local businesses and medical facilities and by doctors from the USA, who come to assist in the free clinics. Another heartfelt example of the goodness that exists in the world.