Did you know that as a Club Caribe member you have the opportunity to give back to the communities where you vacation? You can do so by supporting the Eagle’s Wings Foundation (EWF), a non-profit organization based in California that was founded by the late Jim McCarthy in 1999 with the help of the Villa Group’s partners.
This charitable foundation aims to assist the poorest and most disadvantaged residents of the communities where the Eagle’s Wings Foundation is involved within Mexico including Cabo San Lucas, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta. Cash and in-kind donations (which happen to be tax deductible in the U.S.) help support the foundation as it runs a variety of charitable programs.
How the Foundation Works
Thanks to a dedicated network of volunteers and low overhead expenses, the foundation is able to direct the monetary donations that are collected to a range of local programs and charities chosen by the Eagle’s Wings Foundation Board of Directors. EWF offers aid to organizations that are able to provide administrative and financial transparency while benefitting the local community. Grant Committees that are familiar with the local charities in each region recommend how the funds are distributed in their areas. The board members and/or Executive Committee review and approve these recommendations by voting on how the donations are allocated to the various charities and programs that the foundation supports.
Listed below are some examples of the types of programs that the Eagle’s Wings Foundation contributes to:
- Special Education Programs
- Public Libraries
- Medical and Dental Clinics and Facilities
- Training for Autistic Children
- The Mentally and Physically Challenged
- Programs for the Elderly
- Educational Facilities and Scholarships
- School Bus Maintenance
- Humane Society
- Rehabilitation Center
- Food Banks and Food Services
- DIF Government sponsored assistance
- Day Care Centers for Underprivileged Children
- Homeless Shelters
An Opportunity to Give Back
Club Caribe members are encouraged to support the Eagle’s Wings Foundation as they wish either by visiting the official Eagle’s WIngs Foundation website, where you can make donations directly through PayPal with the option of a recurring donation or one-time donation. You can also mail a check to: Eagle’s Wings Foundation, c/o 6850 Bermuda Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119. You will also find an option on your maintenance fees that includes donating money to the foundation.
Volunteering your time is another great way to give back (even on vacation!), and the Eagle’s Wings Foundation will be happy to connect you with the local charities it supports so that you can contribute at your convenience. Bringing supplies with you on vacation to donate is another terrific way to help. Children’s clothing, shoes, school or medical supplies, soap, toiletries and other essential goods are appreciated very much.