Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Alianza Para Latinitas Aims to Raise Funds and Awareness

From organizing fundraisers to raising public awareness, the Alliance for Latinitas has remained active in executing tasks that have helped to expand Latinitas’ programs in El Paso. This auxiliary group is responsible for coordinating and executing presentations, volunteer fairs, cultural celebrations and other events. The group of leaders that makes up the Alliance for Latinitas is especially focused on increasing funding for scholarships that benefit the educational endeavors of Latinas in our area, as well as their ability to participate in the programs that Latinitas has to offer.

Ginger Pineda Raya, the Chair of the Alliance explains, “our volunteer-driven organization, relies heavily on creative and effective fundraising in order to raise community support for girl empowerment initiatives.” Past fundraisers that the Alliance for Latinitas has organized include a walk-a-thon, a bachelor auction, and a benefit concert, all which involve much organization and the involvement of volunteers from the range of branches that make up the structure of the Alliance for Latinitas- such as the marketing, public relations and event planning committees. Currently, the Alliance for Latinitas is occupied with organizing the Dos Mundos/Mil Lentes auction, an event which will consist of auctioning a series of photos that were taken to portray life on the border and will take place on March 6th.

At the same time, this group is working to raise public awareness about Latinitas and increase the membership of the Alliance by hosting informational events and socials, including their recent mixer on Tuesday, February 17th from 5-7:30 pm at El Parque Restaurant on the east side. Alianza para Latinitas encourages new volunteers to put the talents to good use as part of a committee. The Alliance can always use some extra help.

When asked why she believes why others should consider joining the alliance Ginger adds, “Latinitas really does empower Latina youth. The various programs that Latinitas offers in the community are impactful and make a difference in the lives of the girls that we work with.”

You can RSVP to the event or find out more information by sending an email to volunteer@latinitasmagazine.org

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