The Historical Walk from Patronato Pro Niños

The Historical Walk from Patronato Pro Niños

By Cheryl Young

At Patronato Pro Niños, we think that the most important gift that you can give a child is the gift of health.

Patronato Pro Niños (PPN) volunteers have been conducting Historical Walks for over 25 years. Why? To collect donations to help fund the work of doctors and dentists who give children a chance at a healthy life.

Consider the case of Alejandra, the mother of Norely, who has a condition called microcephaly. Simply put, her head is smaller than average due to a brain lesion. It has caused blindness, and her brain has not developed properly. She heard about Patronato from her mother, who encouraged her to ask Patronato for assistance. In Alejandra’s words, “The support that Patronato has given us is enormous. Norely is now three-years-old, and thanks to all of the treatments and rehabilitation she has received over the past two years, her condition is much improved. Without the help of Patronato Pro Niños, I do not think we would know how to take care of Norely properly. The medication that she must take is costly. I am unable to work, as my daughter requires constant care, support, and stimulation. Patronato is like family to us. They help immensely by providing emotional and economic support. We have to keep going and not give up hope. We see the improvement of each one of the children they assist. Just like we are proud of them for supporting us, I want them to feel proud about helping us.”

See the full story of Norely and her family, along with other families and their children who have been helped by PPN.

Our regular Historical Walks run every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Be at the Jardin in front of the Parroquia by 9:45am for a 10:00am start. You will be put into small groups led by knowledgeable volunteers who love San Miguel de Allende.

All of your donations go to support the important work of PPN. For almost 50 years, this Mexican nonprofit organization has been providing necessary medical, dental, and psychological care to the children of families who cannot afford these services. In 2019, more than 9,000 children were served, and our mobile, customized medical-dental units visited over 90 villages in the campo surrounding San Miguel.

The average duration for the walks is 2.5 hours. All walks are given in English. With five days’ notice, we can offer private customized walks for your family, company, or organization. Contact Christina at, 415 152 7796 for information and pricing.

On behalf of the children, we thank you.