BUILDING BRIDGES TO BUILD COMMUNITY
Our first year, with over $20,000 in community sponsorships, we threw an amazing block party in Central Park, one that exceeded our wildest hopes. With amazing food, a fantastic cantina, live music all day long, great kids’ activities, and an active Mercado full of vendors, we spent all day celebrating the Hispanic community that has been such an important part of our area for so many years—though often unrecognized. After all the bills were paid, we were even able to donate $5,000 to the Migrant Resource Council, the single largest donation they have received and one that transformed the services they offered migrant families in our area in 2020. The energy from that Fiesta grew, as has the team of those involved. Last year, we had a COVID safe “Fiesta” by sponsoring a restaurant week, virtual dance lessons, and a food truck day. We were able to donate $5,500 to Lighthouse Immigration Advocates, all while helping support our local restaurants.