Former Charities

The Newcomer's Club has supported a number of charities over the years....

 Bill's Kitchen  

225 Barbosa Avenue, Hato Rey, PR

Telephone: 787-754-6525                     

Contact:  Sandy Torres- E:

The mission of Bill's Kitchen is to provide food, nutrition counseling, emotional support and any other services or materials needed to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV and AIDS.  To date, we serve 987 clients in the Northeast of the island.  Bill's kitchen was started in 1991 from the commitment of a mother to honor her son, a victim of AIDS.  Bill Fitzgerald died of AIDS in Seattle, Washington, where he participated in a program providing nutritious meals to people with HIV/AIDS.  His mother, Sara Bawa, a member of the Newcomers of San Juan, continued this service in San Juan(her place of residence).  Sara and other members of Newcomers prepared meals in their homes, distributed them from a carport, serving only eight clients.  From that love and dedication,  Bill's Kitchen was incorporated in 1993 as a non-profit organization.  In order for a client to receive assistance at Bill's Kitchen, they must be under a doctor's care and visit regularly the on staff nutritionist.  Monetary donations are always appreciated and help offset the enormous operational expenses, repairs and salaries of the limited staff.  Volunteering helps with the food preparation, packaging, distribution and food drive campaigns.  If you are moving, renovating, or replacing appliances, clothing and bed sheets,  PLEASE remember to call us!  We can help others with your donations.

 Centro de Desarrollo Intregal Luna

Calle Oviedo #40, Urb. Torrimar, Guaynabo, PR  00966   

Tel:  787-774-8686         Email:       Web:   

Contact:  Noris Rosario or Mayra Jacobs

CeDIL is a non-profit, bilingual school providing an innovative curriculum, interventions, and treatments to promote independence, maximum physical and emotional development for children with special needs who are not ready to participate in a traditional academic environment.  The parents have an active role with their child's individualized educational and therapy programs.  CeDIL  also provides a variety of services outside of their Learning Center to over 50 children.  These services are open to any child and include speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, RDI (Relationship Development Intervention) therapy, after-school supervised studies and summer camps.  

                                       Humane Society of Puerto Rico                                           

PO Box 2397,  Guaynabo, PR  00971    

  Tel:  787-645-3645      Web:

Since, 1961,  the Humane Society of Puerto Rico (HSPR)  has been nurturing animals, providing a refuge for the lost, the sick, the aged, and the unwanted.

As a non-profit organization, they rely on community support through membership, donations, pet adoptions, volunteering, and event participation.  If you'd like to volunteer or find out how you can help out, please contact them.