Lead, Encourage, Live & Act (L.E.L.A.)

We are a group of Dancing Chefs committed to enriching the lives of those less fortunate on this ever changing planet.

Lela the Pig was created after the earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010. Her goal is to collect donations from guests who attend the Salsa and Salsa culinary & dance excursion in our 3 locations: Mazatlan, Cozumel and Los Cabos. Lela the Pig along with all the amazing donors have raised more than $97,000 USD and counting... Lela the Pig continues to donate each month to a different cause around the globe.

Who said pigs can't fly ?!

you must believe. . .

Like so many of you, I have been working my little hooves off with a variety of amazing causes and charities these past years. Every time I do something for others my heart grows bigger and bigger, full of compassion. The first words that came to mind were: Lead, Encourage, Live and Act. (LELA)

Leadership in my opinion is one of the greatest characteristics one can hold. Having leadership supports the idea of encouraging others to make a difference, living a life filled with compassion and acting on our instincts to donate to the difficult situations that occur around the world.

And even though I am just one beautiful pig, I believe that the smallest of all acts can truly make difference in the world.

"No one has ever become poor by giving."- Anne Frank

Fresh Air

  • Look out the Dancing Chefs of Salsa and Salsa are hitting the ship deck! Conga-Line around the cruise deck and experience the Salsa and Salsa Onboard! E-mail us at salsaandsalsacruise@gmail.com to be added to the e-mail list for updates! Sea Cruise 2017!
  • Lela the Pig donated a GRAND TOTAL of $2,174.00 USD to savethechildren.org 
  • Share your Pay-it-Forward stories or tell us about someone who deserves to be recognized at lelathepig@gmail.com
  • "A life lived for others, is the only life worth living."- Albert Einstein 


"On behalf of Fisher House Foundation, Inc., please accept our heartfelt gratitude for your generous support. It is through donations such as yours that the Fisher House program is able to continue having a positive impact on the quality of life of our greatest national treasure... our military service men and women and their loved ones. Your donation to Fisher House is even more meaningful as our thoughts and prayers are with America's service men and women who are deployed throughout the world."

David A.Coker
President- The Fisher House Foundation
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"Little L.E.L.A. has touch many lives and you might have the perfect cause for next month!!! Go to Contact or to FB and let us know what charity touches your heart."

Dancing Chef Stephanie
Mazatlan, Sin, MEX
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"My girlfriend and I attended Salsa & Salsa in April 2010 and it was one of the BEST times I've ever had. I can't remember having so much fun! These ladies were INCREDIBLE and I'd highly recommend the experience. It made Mazatlan my favorite stop on the entire trip. Thanks so much for the memories!!!"

Heidi Evans
Trail, British Columbia
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"YOU helped to bring a very HAPPY start to the New Year to many families in Mexico by your generous donations to Push International to support donations of wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes and therapy equipment to families in need. BRAVO, to all you fans of LELA and Salsa and Salsa from your Friends at Push International. In mid-January 2012 Volunteer Team # 24 - Graduate Students from Springfield College in Massachusetts & the University of Puget Sound in Washington State will be donating and treating people of all ages who struggle daily with a mobility impairment or other disability under extremely difficult conditions. - Jeff Lair, Development Director"

Jeff Lair
Seattle, WA / Mazatlan & Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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