In the Rio Grande Valley, we understand "community."  We understand that for true transformation to happen, no one can do it alone.  It takes committed investment partners, education partners,  collaborative partners, our VIDA staff, and individuals in our community who face their current reality and make the difficult decision to change their future.  And it takes YOU!

Every dollar matters!

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Are you an shopper?  Did you know you can shop at instead, and Amazon will donate to VIDA based on your purchase?  And there is no extra cost to you!  It's just as if you were shopping on!!

You, too, can make a difference, one VIDA at a time!

1. Go to and choose Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement as your charity by typing it in the search bar and then selecting it.
2.  That's it!  From now on, whenever you want to shop on Amazon, go to, and the company will donate a portion of your purchases to VIDA!

3. Ask your friends and family to do the same!


VIDA is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity.

Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement (VIDA) helps low-income, unemployed and underemployed residents

of the  Rio Grande Valley get the education and training they need to secure  high-skilled, high-wage jobs.

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