Every winter the Women to Women (in Spanish Mujeres á Mujeres) group puts on the Jaltemba Bay Fashion Show to raise funds for projects in the Jaltemba Bay area of Mexico. This area includes the communities of Guayabitos, La Peñita, La Colonia and Los Ayala, all in the state of Nayarit. Originally the brainchild of a group of women golfers, the fashion show has grown into a major charity fundraiser; currently celebrating its 11th Anniversary!!
The mission of the fashion show is to raise funds in order to help the women and children of the Jaltemba Bay area. One of the causes supported over the years is the Cancer de Mama Clinic for breast cancer survivors. Other projects have included scholarships for local young ladies to attend university and the building of a local kindergarten. Fashion show funds were also used to install a kitchen at the local Seniors Center.
While dedicated to supporting all these causes, the fashion show itself is also an opportunity for local designers to showcase their talent and for volunteers to model their designs. Others get to enjoy this festive event in a variety of volunteer capacities.