Casa Hogar prepares the children to be good human beings and set them up to integrate into society with respect and self-esteem! Today Childrens home Maximo Cornejo is a local, 15-year-old non profit organization; a shelter dedicated to improving the lives of orphaned, abandoned, disadvantaged or vulnerable children.

The children of Casa Hogar come from diverse backgrounds such as abandonment, violence, abuse, family disintegration or extreme poverty. Some are children of indigent single mothers, others have been abandoned by their parents, and many have been abused.



Children’s Shelter Maximo Cornejo Quiroz was founded on February 1993 by Mr. & Mrs Cornejo.

At that time, Mr. & Mrs. Cornejo recognized that there was a desperate need for the underprivileged kids living in poverty or abandoned in the streets. They both had a dream to create Children’s home in a living environment with a family-like atmosphere, where the children would be given an opportunity to grow and become educated, to gain self-confidence and self-respect.

Inspiration for the name “Maximo Cornejo” was derived in the beloved memory of Mr. Maximo Cornejo, a successful hotel businessman who was the founder and President of the Association of Hotels and Motels in Vallarta. Encouraged by wife Mr. Cornejo founded the CASA HOGAR ailing himself, and finally succumbing to his medical problems, his memory will live on in his generous gift in February of 1993. The commitment was then made to immediately start an orphanage and come to the rescue of these desperate children. Casa Hogar has continued to grow and now houses 55 well-behaved, responsible, happy children.

How You Can Help

Thank you for all that you do to make this community a better place for our children

We welcome all levels of donations.

Maximo Cornejo Children’s Home is dependant upon donations from individuals, businesses, and churches of all denominations. Many of the hotels and tourist restaurants donate food and other basic necessities from time to time; we also receive financial assistance from the local governmental DIF, but specially the last one it’s minimal. There is always a need for more.

Help Us With Groceries and Supplies…

We ask you to participate by contributing groceries and cleaning supplies.
Below is a list of consumable items that are needed on a regular basis:


If you feel led to help us, any donation would be appreciated. We welcome all levels of donations. Select your kind of contribution:

Cleaning, Groceries & Kitchen Supplies

  • Washing powder
  • Wash cloths
  • Bleach
  • Floor liquid cleaner, ex. “Fabuloso” or “Pinol”
  • Mops & Upright brooms
  • Dust pans
  • Mop buckets & Trash cans
  • Trash bags XL or L
  • Scrub sponges & Pads
  • Cleaning Wipes
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Aluminum foil
  • Tupper wears L & XL
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Tomatoes
  • Knorr Suiza
  • Sugar
  • Tuna cans
  • Chicken Bouillon Cubes from Knorr
  • Tetra Brik Milk Pack
  • Nido Whole Powder Milk from Nestle


School Uniforms

  • Blue Marine Shorts for girls & Boys Sizes from 3 to 12
  • Polo White T-Shirts in white Sizes from 3 to 12
  • White Socks
  • Underwear
  • Black Shoes
  • Tennis & Sandals


  • Buscapina for kids
  • Mejoralito
  • Tempra for kids
  • Caladril
  • Quadriderm  pomade
  • Capent pomade

Clothes and Baby Supplies:

  • Tennis & Sandals; ages from  4 to 10
  • Hair gel
  • Baby Diappers, S, M, L, XL
  • baby’s bottles

Daily Life for Children at Casa Hogar…

attention100There are activities planned according to the ages of the little ones from 0-2 years, 3-5 years, 6-12 years, of 13-onwards. Broadly speaking this is a day in our home:



Bath and Breakfast
8:00 to 10:00

Time to Play
10:00 to 11:30

Academic Activities
11:30 to 13:00

Food and School Readiness
13:00 to 14:00

Out Kindergarten, Primary, Secondary or High
14:30 to 18:30

 Time to Play
18:30 to 19:30

19:30 to 20:00

Time to Sleep

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