Our various events & activities
Fundraising activities for LIGA MAC include ongoing volunteer work at the Liga MAC Used Bookstore and Thrift Shop and booths at seasonal local markets and events throughout the year.
Our major annual fundraiser is held each year in February. The event is a gala event funding a large portion of LIGA MAC’s Educational Support programs.
Another major annual event, the “Christmas Fiesta,” is held annually in early December. The event is open to the Los Cabos public and the only requirement for attendance is the donation of an unwrapped toy that does not require batteries. Gifts are gathered for children of families in LIGA MAC’s program. The “Christmas Fiesta” is followed by a Christmas Posada held at our Centro de Apoyo where the gifts are distributed, brightening the holiday season for low-income families.
The Liga MAC Used Bookstore and Thrift Shop is located on Paseo de los Marinos in the Colonia Chamizal neighborhood of San Jose del Cabo. See map. A converted residence houses LIGA MAC’s extensive collection of new and used popular and classic books. The Used Bookstore and Thrift Shop also gives LIGA MAC cookbooks, calendars and note cards, T-shirts, and seasonal items along with donated clothing and household items in good condition in exchange of donations. Donations of books and Thrift Shop items are welcome. We are open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm from November to April. The Bookstore and Thrift remain CLOSED from May to October.
LIGA MAC’s energetic and helpful volunteers staff an information booth and bookstore from 9 am to 1 pm each Friday at The Shoppes at Palmilla Farmers Market, and each Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm at the San Jose del Cabo Organic Market. Our volunteers give information about LIGA MAC services and community programs, accept donations and canvas for new volunteers. LIGA MAC volunteers also offers calendars, cards, used paperbacks, and miscellaneous ítems in exchange of donations to help underpriviledged kids to stay at school in San Jose del Cabo.
The Shoppes at Palmilla Farmers Market is open Fridays from 9 am to 1 pm November through April, and is located in the Palmilla Resort at Km. 27 of the Transpeninsular Highway. Vendors include organic produce, gourmet food, baked goods, books, arts and crafts and miscellaneous goods and services.
The San Jose Organic Market is open Saturdays from 9 am to 12 pm from November through April at Huerta Maria on the Las Animas Road behind downtown San Jose, adjacent to the Tropicana Jockey Club. The open air market features more than 100 vendors selling organic produce, dairy, baked goods, fish, poultry, prepared foods, arts and crafts, clothing, furniture, books, and healing arts services and products.
Day of the Dead: A live show and dinner party is held early November at Don Sanchez Restaurant in downtown San Jose. Proceeds are donated to Liga MAC.
Knick NAC Golf Tournament: Querencia members and guests gather in February for golf, fun, friendship and charity. Proceeds are donated to Liga MAC.
Art & Wine: Local artists show their artwork and donate some pieces for a raffle to benefit Liga MAC. The event is held in March at Koral Center.