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The Academy of Special Dreams Foundation and The Alhambra Rotary Club in collaboration with Mazatlan North Rotary Club and Cutura Mazatlan were able to donate more than 30 wheelchairs for very low income families living with disabilities in the City of Mazatlan, Sinaloa Mexico.  

More than 30 families were very happy happy to receive their wheelchairs!  “My mother has been in bed for more than 7 months because we did not have a wheelchair” said one of the wheelchair’s recipients.    

Besides giving away more than 30 wheelchairs,  Michael Dergar founder of The Academy but also a proudly Rotarian provided 14 scholarships to emerging artists and 2 group scholarships Thanks to the generosity of Helen Woo.   

 “I give many thanks to The Alhambra Rotary Club for supporting our Monarca Project to benefit people living with disabilities in Mexico and also my deepest thanks to my dear friend and mentor Mrs. Helen Woo for believing in my mission of inclusion and art”.   

“We exited our expectations” said Michael Dergar.   Now, we are working together with Cultura Mazatlán fundraising for and elevator to make the famous Angela Peralta Gallery more accessible.

The Academy of Special Dreams deeply thanks, The Alhambra Rotary Club Monarca project team, Lic. Jose Angel Tostado Quevedo Director of Cultura Mazatlan, Dory Perdomo from BAUPRES, Gabriela Peña Chico President of DIF Mazatlan, Mazatlan North Rotary Club, Academy Community Ambassadors Julieta Lomeli, Academy Supporter and Ambassador Alejandra Perez Barros from Actitud Magazine, Chef Gilberto Del Toro, Maestra Zoila Fernandez and all the volunteers and community leaders for helping us to make these events possible but most of all for helping us to make a more inclusive society regardless of disabilities.




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