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Month: December 2020

Orgullo Latinx Pride: College Updates

CONGRATULATIONS to FOUR of our six seniors who have applied to 4-year universities and have gotten acceptances to colleges already! Some are still awaiting decisions from a couple more schools like The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, but their futures are already looking bright!

Our senior Daisey Gaspar Samayoa who has been in Orgullo Latinx Pride since 2017 has been accepted to Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, Elon University, Guilford College, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Our senior Kevin Manzanarez who has also been a member since 2017 who was one of the youth program’s Representative from April 2018 to April 2020, has been accepted to Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of NorthCarolina at Wilmington.

Our senior Lizbeth Rodriguez Ramos who has been a member since 2017 and was the second Representative for OLP has been accepted to Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, Elon University, Guilford College, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Our last senior Vania Llerena Mezones who joined OLP as a junior has been accepted to Guilford College and Meredith College, and is awaiting responses from Elon University, and Duke University.

We are so proud of these four seniors! Daisey, Kevin, and Liz will be our first cohort who will graduate from our program having been in the program for their full 4 years of high school! They are now working diligently with our Program Manager on scholarship applications to help pay for college. Let’s wish them luck!

Chatham Solidarity Fund has distributed $207,600!

A huge thank you to the 650 individuals, foundations, organizations and churches who contributed to the Chatham Solidarity Fund! Your generosity was a source of relief and solace to hundreds in our community.

From April 2020 to date, the Chatham Solidarity Fund has:
~ Distributed $207,600.00 to 232 families in our service region
~ Helped 950 individuals – 443 adults and 507 children
~ Raised $215,174 from 650 donors

We’ll continue to share money with families until the Fund is depleted.

Fund recipients also share their gratitude:

“I’m very grateful for the generosity of the donors who, without knowing us, put their hands on their heart and nobly decided to help. Thank you for helping us overcome this dark period with the beautiful light of your kindness. May God bless you forever.”

“On behalf of my family, I want to thank everyone for helping us through this difficult moment. We were behind on our bills because my husband and I have been unemployed since mid-March because of Covid-19. Thank you so much for this donation to help us pay our bills.”

The Chatham Solidarity Fund is a partnership among 7 Chatham nonprofits with support from the Chatham Health Alliance. The goal was to provide financial relief for families impacted by Covid-19 and who did not qualify for the federal stimulus checks or unemployment benefits.

If you wish to contribute:
Donate via website

Mail a check to:
Hispanic Liaison
c/o Solidarity Fund
200 N. Chatham Ave.
Siler City, NC 27344

The Solidarity Fund is being administered by The Hispanic Liaison, a 501c3 nonprofit organization

We could not have done this without YOU!

And many thanks to our foundation and organization donors!

American Institutes for Research
Chapel in the Pines
Clearwind Fund
Colectivo NC
Edgar-Haley Family Fund

Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Fearrington Democratic Club

Global Health Foundation
Gordon Leeker Family Fund
Jenny Lillian Semans Koortbojian Trust
Marcia Angle and Mark Trustin Fund

Mary Duke Biddle Foundation
NC Collaborative for Strong Latinx Communities
North Carolina Healthcare Foundation
Robert and Vivian Lamb Fund
School for Conversion Poor People’s Campaign
Stephen and Ruth Grant Fund
Scott Family Endowment Fund
Triangle Community Foundation
Truist Charitable Fund
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Anonymous donor in honor of Piedmont Health Services

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