Playing with Toys, NOT Drugs

$2,075 $12,925
Raised Remaining


This project will keep toy centers open and available to low income families. This will allow service to be provided for children from a marginalized area of Mexico. Academic achievements, social integration and raised self-esteem will be the result.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Zumpango community, with almost 10,000 low income families, has recently reported pervasive vandalism, social desintegration, violence, drug addiction and apathy. For children living in this hostile environment, playing is not an option. Sadly, they live in crowded places with little room for creativity. Funds are needed to cover the running costs and the purchase of new material for the communal toy library, which provides an emotional escape for children.

How will this project solve this problem?

Their harsh reality has inspired EDUCA to provide a communal toy library. This project will facilitate a safe, nurturing, and loving atmosphere through learning with games, lectures, artistic activities, and computers.

Potential Long Term Impact

More than 2,395 children and 3,500 low-income parents have benefited from this library. We have engaged certain activities to raise an income and create a sustainable project, which will be handed over to the community afterward.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,075

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,075 .  The original project funding goal was $15,000.


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Adrian Menendez

Mexico , Distrito Federal Mexico

Where is this project located?

Map of Playing with Toys, NOT Drugs