An Extraordinary Donation and a Tribute

An Extraordinary Donation and a Tribute

Donation to La Cruz Roja


The City Council allocated 3.8 million pesos to local non-profit organizations last week. Among the beneficiaries are the Red Cross of San Miguel which received 500,000 pesos.


Leticia Fernández, president of the Private Assistance Institution belonging to the Red Cross, said that the resource will be used “to cover the payroll of paramedics on duty, as well as for the extraordinary needs derived from the current pandemic.” Also last week a renowned Sanmiguelense was recognized by the local authorities.


On Jan. 25 the City Council approved naming the public space in La Aurora, Don Paco Garay Llaguno, “in recognition of his contributions to San Miguel society, in view of his conviction that no one dies if his work survives, and given his connection to the development of our municipality, his contribution to sports, education, and culture; as a recognition of his life story.”


Paco Garay Llaguno (born Mar. 22, 1923, died Nov. 9, 2012) provided work for hundreds of people at the La Aurora textile factory (now a center for art and culture). La Aurora art center is considered one of the most important in Mexico. 


Garay Llaguno, among his many contributions, donated a parcel of land on calle Obraje that he designated for the promotion of physical activity. Garay also co-founded the Malanquín Golf Club and donated the land where the Ignacio Allende and José Vasconcelos elementary schools were built. Another donation was the space now occupied by the Social Security Institute.