BUILDING BRIDGES TO BUILD COMMUNITY
Over the past four years, we have thrown four very different Fiestas! In our first year, with over $30,000 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 2019. The next year was disrupted by COVID, but we threw a Fiesta in line with best practices for safety during the pandemic and were able to donate $5,500 to Lighthouse Immigration Advocates in 2020, $5,000 to the Immigrant Relief Fund at St. John’s Episcopal Church in 2021 and $3,000 to Latin Americans United for Progress in 2022. We’re looking forward to his year’s Fiesta and hope you will join us in the celebration!