The Puerto Peñasco lockdown has been officially extended to May 30th! The demand for food and other supplies will only increase between now and then. Help us help the most vulnerable families in the community during this critical time.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to border, school and business closures, all causing severe financial hardship for the families of Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point), Mexico. While the local, state and federal government will do what they can to provide emergency assistance for families in need, they can’t do it alone.

Steps of Love, a U.S based non-profit, and their partner AIM Peñasco, a local Mexican non-profit, have committed to temporarily shifting their mission focus from education to feeding those in need in the Rocky Point community until this crisis is behind us.

Steps of Love has been working with AIM Peñasco since 2016 to help young people in Rocky Point access educational opportunities that will lift them out of poverty and give them brighter futures. This partnership has always adhered to strict financial accountability and transparency, and we will remain just as committed during all crisis-related fundraising.

Since the pandemic was announced, we have been assisted in our fundraising efforts by Helping Puerto Peñasco in Crisis, a grassroots effort that has since evolved into a community collaboration. This group’s ability to spread awareness has significantly helped the Steps of Love and AIM Peñasco team make a greater impact by increasing our capacity to provide more food to the thousands of people in urgent need in Rocky Point.

Donations to Steps of Love are tax deductible and will go directly to AIM Peñasco to purchase and distribute food. When safe to do so, we intend to return to our daily education operations. We are grateful for the support from both sides of the border during this unprecedented, challenging time.

Relief efforts will be focused on the following:

All food and supply donations received will be organized and packed into individual and family-sized packages. All funds raised will be designated to purchase food. These operations will follow COVID-19 safety guidelines and protocols.

Food boxes will be distributed to families throughout the community by arranging safe pick-ups at three different sites across the city or safe delivery to the family’s home.

Steps of love is providing financial oversight for expenses.

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