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La Catalina Foundation

La Catalina Foundation parent to the Natural Language school, can set you up with volunteer opportunities, mostly centered around teaching English to local students and adults.  The Foundation in partnership with VisitLaManzanilla.com sponsors an annual school supply drive.  School supplies are welcomed year round.  To contact the Foundation –office@lacatalinafoundation.org

La Libreria

Libreria Manos Ayudando…or Helping Hands Bookstore is a great place to find a host of literary offerings for your reading pleasure. They also have a nice selection of DVD’s, reading glasses and tickets for most local events.

Perfect place to find a “beach” read or to leave those heavy books when you return home. Libreria La Manzanilla is located across the street from the fishing co-op. We have both English, Spanish and French books, novels, travel guides, and magazines. Inventory changes daily so be sure to stop by often.

Cisco’s Amigos

A local not-for-profit program headed up by La Manzanilla ex-pat, Julie Wagner-Schuetz (named after her cheery Border collie, Cisco) devoted to helping area residents to provide veterinary care for their dogs and cats. Each winter Cisco’s Amigos offers a multi-day spay and neuter clinic. All volunteers welcome. For more information Email Julie here or call her at 011-52-315-351-5164 from the US or Canada.