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5 de Mayo Raffle Winners!

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Our 5 de Mayo Raffle is finally over and our winners have been announced. First and foremost we want to thank the businesses and volunteers that helped us sell tickets. It is thanks to them we were able to raise $6,100 for the Liaison through this raffle.

Businesses and Volunteers
  • Panadería Melanie’s,  Celsa Hernandez, Delfino Benitez, Denice Edwards, Fausto Jimenez Aguilar
  • Chatham Rabbit Café, Guadalupe Tavera, Helen Mikul, Jane Allen Wilson, Juan Carlos Gonzalez
  • Tienda El Centro, Maria Herrera, Nancy Tanguay, Porfirio Balderas, Reyna Villalobo

Our Winners

1st Prize- 2008 Dodge Avenger
Winner Laura Valero Pérez
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2nd Prize- $100 Cash
Winner Roberto Vera

3rd Prize- 8qt Air Fryer
Winner Vedeslina Casanova

4th Prize- Chocoflan Cake
Winner Alejandra Tovar

5th Prize- Handmade Hammock
Winner Celia Hernandez Galindo

Two youth members from Orgullo Latinx Pride named JMArts Scholars!

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We want to highlight and congratulate two of our phenominal Orgullo Latinx Pride youth members, Jocelyn Lopez Mejia and Suzette Campos Herrera, on being named JMArts Scholars by the Jordan-Matthews Arts Foundation.

Jocelyn Lopez Mejia

A rising senior, will attend the UNC Greensboro Summer Arts and Design Intensive, being offered virtually this year. She has studied through Art III Honors and was recipient of JM’s 2019 Young Artist Award.

 

 

Suzette Campos Herrera

A rising junior, will be studying voice with vocal music teacher and choral director Matt Fry. She has completed two courses in Music Specialization.

 

 

Seeing our Orgullo Latinx pride youth members excel and follow their passion makes us so happy! Congratulations Jocelyn and Suzette we are so proud of you! To learn more about the Jordan-Matthews Arts Foundation click here

Car Raffle for 5 de mayo!

5 Prizes for 5 de Mayo

$10 per ticket or $20 for 3 tickets!

Click to purchase online or scan

For online tickets: we will enter your name and phone number on an actual printed ticket and can text or email you a picture upon request. 

Tickets on sale at:

Hispanic Liaison ~ 200 N. Chatham Ave, Siler City ~ 919-742-1448
Chatham Rabbit Coffee Shop
~ 223 N. Chatham Ave, Siler City
Melanie’s Bakery ~ 224 N. Chatham Ave, Siler City

Drawing will be on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 5pm on Facebook live at the Hispanic Liaison’s pageOnly 1,000 tickets printed. You Don’t need to be present to win! To benefit The Hispanic Liaison, a nonprofit organization. EIN 56-1974043

5 Fabulous Prizes:

First prize ~ a 2008 Dodge Avenger SXT in excellent condition! 

122,141 miles ~  valued at $4,970 ~ click here for CarFax report

If you would like to see the car, please call us at 919-742-1448 for an appointment. Scroll for more pictures!

NOTICE!! The car raffle winner is responsible for taxes and license plate costs. 

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Second prize ~ $100 in cash

Third prize ~ brand new Air Fryer ~ PowerXL  8qt.

Fourth prize ~ Chocoflan cake for 20 people by Chef Elena Gonzalez (made to order)

Fifth prize ~ a hand-crafted cloth hammock by Ana Huezo

 

DACA SCHOLARSHIPS

In December 2020, a federal judge ordered DHS to fully reinstate DACA to its 2012 original form. This means that DHS must allow first-time DACA requests as well as 2-year renewal applications.

The Liaison is offering PARTIAL DACA SCHOLARSHIPS to help new or renewing applicants cover the $495 USCIS application fee. This scholarship is available only for residents of Chatham, Lee, Randolph and Alamance counties. Funds will be awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis.

If you have any questions or need help, contact Maria Gomez Flores at 919-742-1448 or maria(at)evhnc.org

IF YOU HAVE A DACA PERMIT – we recommend that you renew your DACA 6-months before it expires.

IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR THE FIRST TIME – we recommend that you consult with an immigration attorney or DOJ accredited representative (also known as BIA clinics) to find out if you’re eligible.

Click here to apply for a DACA scholarship
Click here for a DACA fact sheet
A huge thanks to all the donors who made our DACA Scholarship Fund possible!

Thank you for your love!

We are incredibly grateful for the outpour of love from our community! 
Thanks to 165 generous donors, we raised $21,397 for our cause!
Mil gracias for your love & solidarity.  We truly couldn’t have done it without YOU!

Thanks to our supporters, in 2021 we will:

  • Protect the rights of immigrant workers
  • Empower Latinx youth to excel in school and pursue a higher education
  • Help families impacted by Covid-19 access emergency financial resources
  • Expand access to Covid-19 testing and vaccine
  • Empower immigrants to engage in our democracy and organize for social change
  • Advocate for fair immigration reform and the DREAM Act
  • Open our first satellite office in Sanford
  • And more!
A BIG THANK YOU to Weaver Street Realty for issuing a $1,000 matching challenge!

Solidarity Fund has distributed over $212,000!

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 $212,368 to 242 families in our service region
~ Helped 989 individuals – 457 adults and 532 children
~ Raised over $239,00 from 650 donors

We’ll continue to help families in need until the Fund is depleted.

Fund recipients shared 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.

The Solidarity Fund is administered by The Hispanic Liaison, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. EIN #56-1974043

Click here to contribute to the Fund 

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

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!

 


A Huge Thanks to our Youth Program Sponsors!


Coronavirus ~ update on our services

Out of concern for the health of our entire community and to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, The Hispanic Liaison is currently NOT offering in-person services until further notice. 

We are available to assist over the telephone at 919-742-1448, via Facebook o email at info@evhnc.org.  

New client service hours over the telephone: 

Mondays: 10 AM to 1 PM

Tuesdays: 12 PM to 6 PM

Thursdays: 12 PM to 4 PM

Wednesdays and Fridays:  we check messages twice a day.

If we don’t answer the phone, please leave a message with your name and number so we may return your call.

To schedule a virtual appointment for our free Immigration Legal Clinic, contact Maria Gomez Flores at maria@evhnc.org or 919-742-1448.

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to return to our regular schedule as soon as possible.

Press below for more information about the coronavirus:

Chatham County Health Department

NC Department of Health & Human Services

CDC – Centers for Disease Control

Stay safe and healthy!

Show Your Love Campaign

Show Your Love this February!

Our Latinx community has been severely affected by Covid-19. Many families have lost work, are facing food insecurity, prolonged illness, and are having a hard time making ends meet. The Hispanic Liaison is here to offer solace amid grief and help in times of adversity.

As a small organization, we are nimble. From the start of the pandemic, The Liaison pivoted its efforts to help our community weather this crisis. The Hispanic Liaison depends on donors like YOU who believe in justice for immigrants. 

Will you join us? Our goal is to raise $14,000 by Valentine’s Day
Show Your Love with a tax-deductible gift today
Donate here, or via Facebook, or by mail to:

Hispanic Liaison
200 N. Chatham Ave.
Siler City, NC 27344

When you stand with us:
  • You protect the rights of immigrant workers
  • You empower Latinx youth to excel in school and pursue a higher education
  • You help families access emergency resources such as rent assistance, emergency housing, unemployment insurance and more.
  • You empower immigrants to engage in our democracy and organize for social change
  • You spread the love to Lee County where we will soon open our first satellite office!
Thanks to supporters like you, we will accomplish this and much more!
You can also help by spreading the word! Every dollar makes a difference, mil gracias!
Make a gift today ~ donate here, via Facebook, or by mail to:

Hispanic Liaison
|200 N. Chatham Ave.
Siler City, NC 27344

Mil gracias!

Welcome Elena Gonzalez, our new Workers’ Rights Coordinator!

We want to extend a warm welcome to Elena Gonzalez, who joined our team this October as our new Workers’ Rights Coordinator. Elena is originally from Chiapas, a town on the border of Mexico and Guatemala. She grew up in Mexico, but also lived for many years in Guatemala. She moved to Siler City in 1999. As soon as she arrived, she found The Hispanic Liaison and an opportunity to get involved in the community. Elena has been a part of El Vínculo ever since, first as a client, then a volunteer, and she served as a member of the Board of Directors for 10 years.

Previously, Elena worked as an Assistant Nutritionist at Siler City Elementary and was the Breast Cancer Prevention Coordinator for El Pueblo in Raleigh for 3 years. She graduated from CCCC’s Natural Chef Program, and has been a trained chef since she lived in Mexico. Elena is honored for the opportunity to support our community and fight for the rights of workers. Welcome to our team Elena!

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