Colegio Maria Auxiliadora Villa Palmeras

America Developing Smiles of Puerto Rico wants to provide better life opportunities for children, young adults, and women in need, to foster better individuals, communities, and families.

America Developing Smiles of Puerto Rico supports different Catholic schools or programs, including the Colegio Maria Auxiliadora, part of the family of the Salesian order of Don John Bosco (SDB).

Founded in 1961, Colegio María Auxiliadora provides preschool and elementary education from preschool up to sixth grade for close to 400 children. Located in Barrio Obrero, San Juan, Colegio Maria Auxilidora is dedicated to children’s education, most of the time at high risk, and living in socially vulnerable areas. Their educational method promotes integrative education throughout the child’s development.

Colegio María Auxiliadora at Villa Palmeras-Barrio Obrero is the pilot school for America Developing Smiles of Puerto Rico’s school grant program.

Through the Sponsor a Smiles program, America Developing Smiles of PR channels sponsors and commits them to cover the total or partial expense of a child’s school enrollment and fees throughout the year.

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America Developing Smiles of PR (ADSPR) is a nonprofit organization with federal status as a 501(c)3 and registered with the Department of State in Puerto Rico. Since 2007, a group of women volunteers from ADSPR embarked on a charity, love, and leadership mission to work for Puerto Rico’s most challenging social causes.

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Donations are deductible at 100%!

The tax reform of 2011 introduced significant changes for individuals and corporations who want to make donations to nonprofit organizations.

100% of donations paid during the taxable year may be considered nondeductible contributions on your return.

To qualify:

Eligible organizations must be classified as non-profit entity by the Department of Finance.
Individuals may deduct 100% of donations made up 50% of your adjusted gross income
Corporations and companies may deduct 100% of donations made up 10% of your income

¡Las donaciones son deducibles al 100%!

La reforma tributaria de 2011 introdujo cambios significativos para las personas físicas y jurídicas que desean realizar donaciones a organizaciones sin fines de lucro.

El 100% de las donaciones pagadas durante el año contributivo pueden considerarse contribuciones no deducibles en su declaración.

Para calificar:

Las organizaciones elegibles deben estar clasificadas como entidades sin fines de lucro por el Departamento de Finanzas.
Las personas pueden deducir el 100% de las donaciones constituidas por el 50% de su ingreso bruto ajustado.
Las corporaciones y empresas pueden deducir el 100% de las donaciones constituidas por el 10% de sus ingresos

Special Projects

America Developing Smiles of Puerto Rico also develops different initiatives searching for support from private, governmental, and nonprofit organizations to raise funds, help our extracurricular educational program and strengthen our organization’s mission with co-operative alliances and workshops.

Supporting the Arts

We’ve always supported art initiatives because studies have shown that practicing art from an early age benefits a child’s learning and cognitive process. It helps their writing, reading, and general understanding. As a result, we’ve established “Arts and Smiles,” our very own prevention and early intervention program for young children and children who are at risk, so that we can prevent future juvenile delinquency and other social problems of our society.


The construction project for Colegio María Auxiliadora’s new basketball court rooftop promotes a fun and healthy environment for the children. It also helps promote a better community and school integration with preventive politics and social control. 

Join our efforts in promoting fun educational projects and activities that encourage even more recreational habits in the community, like teaching healthy and appeasing practices that increase every individual’s social and cultural growth.