200 N. Chatham Ave. Siler City, NC 27344     919-742-1448

Month: December 2018

Youth group in solidarity with the Migrant Caravan

In less than two weeks, our youth group Orgullo Latinx Pride raised $202 to help families from the Migrant Caravan arriving in NC. The youth organized a raffle offering 3 prizes: $100 cash, two $25 gift cards, and a candy-filled piñata. Tickets were sold at $1 each.  The funds were used to purchase basic provisions for the families and their children. We partnered with Raleigh in Solidarity with Migrant Families to distribute the provision to the migrant families who were released from detention centers.

Youth representatives Lizbeth Ramos and Kevin Manzanarez, along with Selina Lopez, our Youth Program Manager, traveled to Raleigh to drop off the donations before Christmas. The raffle winners were announced on Wednesday, December 19 via Facebook Live.

Dubester honored by the West Chatham NAACP

Congratulations to our executive director, Ilana Dubester, for the Outstanding Citizen Award from the West Chatham NAACP at their Humanitarian Awards Banquet on December 8, 2018 in Siler City. Ilana and our whole team are proud of this recognition for our advocacy work in the community. Congratulations Ilana, we are lucky to have a fearless leader like you!

Award winners: Boy and Girls Club- Wrenn Center Siler City (3rd from left), Outstanding Citizen-Ilana Dubester (center) Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County, Outstanding Youth Leader-Melody Dark, Vice-Principal-Jordan Matthews High School (5th from left)

Thank you Fiesta Volunteers!

We celebrated our wonderful Fiesta 2018 volunteers with a dinner on December 3 at Peppercorn in Siler City.  The fabulous Chef Elena Gonzalez and Juan Carlos Estrada prepared a delicious taco dinner and pastel 3 leches for dessert.

A huge THANK YOU to our volunteers for contributing amazing ideas, energy, talents and time to organize a beautiful Hispanic Heritage Fiesta. Thank you also to Mountaire Farms for donating the chicken for our dinner.

If you’re interested in helping with Fiesta next year, call us at 919-742-1448 or email janet@evhnc.org. Happy Holidays!

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