Get Involved


While IPODERAC raises up to 50% of its funding through the sale of artisan goat cheeses to restaurants and boutique grocery stores, your donation helps provide the balance needed for the remaining operating costs of supporting the boys and girls 24 hours a day 365 days per year. This takes staff, food, house maintenance and utilities, clothing, books and other services that IPODERAC provides to help the boys become self-sufficient when they leave.

Donate online here or mail a check payable to IPODERAC’s Children Fund (or ICF) to:

IPODERAC's Children Fund
P.O. Box 371042
Denver, CO 80237


Volunteering is a powerful way to bridge the gap between societies and take an active role in impacting the welfare of others. It's also a great way to meet new people, learn about another culture, and develop leadership and communication skills.

IPODERAC has volunteer opportunities in Atlixco, Mexico for those who want to immerse themselves in the family of IPODERAC and have a positive effect on children's lives.

If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities at IPODERAC, please email August Ritter. Volunteers who can speak Spanish at the intermediate level and are able to volunteer for a minimum of three months are preferred.

Read about August Ritter's volunteer experience.
Download Volunteer Manual.
Download Volunteer Application.

Shop Online through Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice - in this case, IPODERAC’s Children Fund. 

To make sure ICF is getting this benefit, please take the following steps (takes less than 2 minutes):

1. Go to!
2. Bookmark/favorite for future shopping trips.  
3. When prompted, enter that you would like to support “IPODERACS Children Fund”.
4. Please remember to start all Amazon shopping trips by clicking on your bookmark/favorite for Amazon will take care of the rest!


Buy Rustica Pottery

Rustica Gift & Pottery sells original handcraft pottery that reflects generations of Colonial Mexican handcraft. Their mission is to ensure the continuation of quality indigenous art and support for the community. Rustica Gift & Pottery will contribute a portion of proceeds to IPODERAC. Shop here!

Host a Fundraiser

Events are a great way to educate others about the plight of homeless and abandoned children in Mexico and the work being done at IPODERAC to help reduce the number of youth in this situation. Please contact us if you would like to host a fundraiser to help spread the word and raise money for IPODERAC.

Share Our Work With Your Friends 

We have made it easy to share the story of IPODERAC with your friends! Just enter your email address in the box on the right to sign up. Then follow the links to share our work through Facebook and Twitter. Thank you!



Photos of playground and plaque copyright Max Davis Company, 2014