Nogales, Arizona


St. Andrew's Children's Clinic receives funding from individuals, churches, organizations, corporations, and foundations. No government funding is received from either the United States or Mexico. Of funding received, 98% goes to direct patient care.

We thank everyone for their continued financial support of St. Andrew's Children's Clinic!

From time to time, we will post information about our supporters. We respect the privacy of our supporters so not all will be included here. New stories were posted in January, 2017.

White Elephant Parade & Distribution Day   October and December 2016
  Our float won first place in our division! Our theme: The Magic of Giving: Children Walk, Talk, See, Hear
Close-up view of our magician elephant and the giving tree. Styrofoam apples were created for the tree with the face of one of our patients on each apple. Our faithful volunteers made over 1,000 tissue paper flowers to cover the float.  
  Each year, the White Elephant in Green Valley invites area non-profits to submit proposals for funding. This year we were fortunate to receive $65,000. Fr. Ed began the tradition of bringing a patient to the event, and our current Executive Director, Laura Romero continues this tradition. This year she brought Angela who had been at the event several years ago. Angela lives in Los Mochis, Sinaloa. She was born with legs shortened just below the hips. Below are photos of Angela at her first White Elephant event when she was wearing “stubbies” to get used to balancing on them. The photo on the right shows her wearing her full prostheses.

Angela at age 7.
Angela at age 12.
Phoenix Suns Charities   2015/16 Grant provided support to our clinic and children. Thank you Phoenix Suns! Here are some of the children supported.
  Yalitzia, 6 yrs., from Hermosillo, Sonora. She is a double amputee who gets her prostheses adjusted or replaced as needed by The Clinic. She is a patient in the Orthotics & Prosthetics Department.
Alysa, is 11 and lives in Hermosillo, Sonora. She is confined to a wheel chair due to spinal bifida. She gets needed adjustments to her wheel chair and a larger wheel chair when she grows. All provided by The Clinic in the Physical Therapy Department.  
  María Fernanda, 11, lives in Hermosillo, Sonora. She was fitted with new glasses in the Vision Department.
Dr. Valencia examines Nahima in the Orthopedics Department. She injured her knee recently. She is 8 and lives in Nogales, Sonora.  
AAUW, Green Valley Chapter   2017 isthe 5th year of preparing sack meals
  Many patients spend all day at The Clinic and have a long ride home. Often, they do not have money to buy a meal for the way home. To meet this need, 5 members of AAUW prepare sack meals of ham and cheese sandwiches, fruit bars, fruit juice boxes, orange, and a bottle of water to be distributed at each clinic.
Yoset, age 1 yr., 4 mos., sits on her mother’s lap and cheerfully accepts a sack meal from a volunteer. Yoset lives in Imuris, Sonora.  
Christmas Clinic, December 2016    
  For several years, The Clinic Audiology Department, staffed by Arizona Hearing Specialists, has held a Donation Drive in November to collect toys, clothes, and non-perishable food for The Clinic patients. Pictured here are Bonnie Rogers, Janis Gasch, and John Cobb with a small portion of the items they collected.
Aminah of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School in Tucson presents a stuffed owl to Jonathan, age 18, from Hermosillo. Jonathan has cerebral palsy. Eighth grade students from this school have been coming to The Clinic for several years. They collect money to buy the toys. This year they bought 225 owls.



  Pictured with her mother, Rebecca holds her new doll presented to her by the Doll Guild of Green Valley. They bring dolls every year.
Luis, age 6, Nogales, Sonora, shows off the 2 squirt guns he received.  
  Brisa, age 11, from Nogales, Sonora, shows off the wooden soccer game she received from the Woodworkers of Green Valley. They make a variety of toys for the children to choose—cars, planes, buses, carousels, dolls in doll cradles.
Lizeth, age 11, lives in Nogales, Sonora. She holds a ball and a McDonald’s lunch she received. Lizeth was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate. She has had several surgeries at our Annual Cleft Palate/Cleft Lip Mission in Hermosillo, Sonora.  
    Melisa, age 8, lives in Caborca, Sonora. She holds the framed photo of her with Santa Claus provided by the Future Business Leaders of America chapter of Nogales High School.
In addition to the gifts and organizations listed above, other donors include: Ken & Sharon Franco (large bag of toys), Talias Van’s Bright & Morning Star Children’s Choir (Christmas carols), Sandra Rikhus (receiving blankets), and lots of people who stopped by the office with stocking caps, blankets, toys, etc.   ¡Gracias! Many thanks to all who helped our children to have a wonderful Christmas.