Writing at the intersection of motherhood, feminism and my Latinidad

24 November 2009

Sponsor a Child this Holiday Season!


Mujeres Latinas en Acción provides a variety of structured activities during non-school hours for children and teens and we need your help to make this holiday season special by supporting our Annual Holiday Party for kids.

The Annual Holiday Party provides the children in our Youth Programs with holiday gifts of winter clothing and accessories, games, sports equipment and books. Many of the children in our programs only receive gifts from Mujeres during this holiday season. The youth and children served in our programs are 100% low income and live in the Pilsen/Little Village area. The majority attends public schools and qualifies for free or reduced meals.

Mujeres' Holiday Party

Gifts for the participants of our Youth Programs will provide resources so that families can take part in a cultural tradition with laughter, fun and memories.  Parents will appreciate that they have been able to access resources that provide gifts for their children.  Further, the festive celebration will be a moment of immense excitement for all.  Children and youth will enjoy receiving gifts as recognition of their hard work in the program.

How can you help?

Sponsor a child in the Peace or Proyecto Juventud program for the holiday season!

• Purchase a gift(s) by requesting a child's wish list;

• Provide a donation to
Mujeres Latinas en Acción towards the purchase of gifts and holiday treats;

• Distribute this information to others! Encourage your friends, family and coworkers to sponsor a child this holiday season or make a donation to
Mujeres Latinas en Acción.

For more information on how to sponsor a child or make a donation, please contact Alba Gómez at alba@mujereslat.org or 773/890-7664, or Linda Tortolero at tortolero@mujereslat.org or 773/890-7663.


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My family has received our wish list and the deadline for delivering gifts is December 11, 2009. So hurry up and drop Alba or Linda a line and make a kid's holiday. And for the Humbugs out there, the boy's wish list we received had items like gloves, sweaters and a coat on it. Nothing outrageous like a DS...Not that there's anything wrong with kid's wanting that. 

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