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Who are we and what are we doing?

Our mission is to humanitarian. We aim to protect, research, and teach others about saving our precious resources, the minds of young children by recycling books from the USA and, at the same time, serve our Mexican community by helping others and other non-profits in any other means possible (equine therapy, water therapy, assisting local teachers, local recycling projects, etc.).

We give aid to any in need regardless of race, creed, national origin, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. If they are in need, we ask no questions, but instead seek to respect the dignity of others.

We are a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit.  We sold our land preserve near Douglas, AZ, called WindTree Ranch in July 2008.  We took Summerland Corp. ATC aka Summerland Monastery, Inc, ATC, established in 1990 and incorporated in 1994 to Tucson to reside. We moved to Arizona in 1996. Our 1,200+ acre land preserve was called WindTree Ranch and was located at 4200 E. Summerland Road, Douglas, AZ 85607-5271. Although the corporation resides in Tucson, we moved our charity work to Mexico in May 2008. Our non-profit land was been registered with the State of Arizona and the County of Cochise in January 1997; our corporation now resides in Pima County. All donations remain in the USA, we rent indigenous land in Mexico and as is the custom and the law in Mexico, continue to improve it for the owners.

Although we served the AZ land and now indigenous land in Mexico our main focus is the education of children.  We serve others due to our own religious beliefs, but we do not teach or preach any religious beliefs to those outside the monastery. We honor all religious, spiritual, or philosophical paths respecting them as being a very private matter. We do NOT discuss religion or politics and ask that you respect that position.

Fundraising

A non-profit requires fundraising to do charity work. Most telemarketing is 90% overhead and 10% going to the non-profit. Many grants require that 40% go to overhead and 60% go to the non-profit program. Our non-profit is all volunteers. We live in a depressed region of Central Mexico. 

We collected and distributed food and clothing consistently over 12 yrs. in the USA. In Mexico the malnutrition rate is 30% to 90% depending on the region. Here we cannot help food shortages so we forcus on education so that people can increase their own economic base by getting a better paying line of employment by being bilingual.  Mexican authorities know of our work, the needy know our work, please give as your heart dictates.

You can help HERE.............

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Tierra de Verano A. C.
The Mackenzie's
Rancho Cajones
Cajones, Guanajuato, Mexico 36262

Snail mail here is truly SNAIL Mail, very slow!
Please use email if you can for primary contact

jzm@email.arizona.edu