Posts Categorised: Community Partnerships
On May 14th, Greg Davenport, Board member of Amigos Center, took 15 teenagers from our Immokalee Amigos ministry to volunteer in the National Association of Letter Carriers Annual Food Drive at Collier Harvest. They joined in with hundreds to sort and pack over 150 tons of food. It was part of the 2011 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. We are thankful to the volunteers who work with our youth.
We had a fun Palm Sunday. Tommy Hilfiger store managers from Estero to Lakeland came to Immokalee and Bonita with Easter eggs for the kids. They hid them and the kids found them and had a great time. We celebrated Palm Sunday with 51 friends in our Immokalee Spanish worship and 83 at Bonita.
On Thursday March 31st, Amigos Center worked with Harry Chapin’s Mobile Food Pantry to deliver food to over 235 families for a total of 958 people at our Immokalee center. The Mobile Food Pantry program has allowed Harry Chapin and their partner agencies such as the Amigos Center to reach children and families in many rural and underserved areas. Amigos Center is truly grateful for the partnership and collaborative efforts with Harry Chapin Food Bank.
Leonardo Garcia, Founder and President/CEO of the Hispanic American Business Alliance (HABA) has been a long time supporter of Amigos Center and is currently active on the board of directors for Amigos Center.
HABA was interviewed by the News-Press for comments on the U.S. Census regarding Hispanics in SW Florida. You can click the photos to enlarge the article.
Also, thank you to all the members of HABA who attended our 3rd Annual Friends of Amigos Lunch — Seeds of Hope.
United Way has once again reached their campaign goal of $8,024,330 under the direction of campaign chairwoman, Pat O’Donnell. Pat O’Donnell is also an active member of the Amigos en Cristo Board of Directors.
Amigos Center is a proud partner of United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades, who generously contributes $30,000 annually to help support the Immigration ministry of Amigos Center.
At the goal announcement O’Donnell said, “I am thrilled to announce that the United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades has reached its campaign goal for the 18th consecutive year!
“Our generous community has done it again! Despite the difficult economy, you dug deep to give what you could to help our friends and neighbors who are hurting, out of work, or ill. In the toughest economy that we have faced in many years, you gave so others could look forward to a better life. I am so proud of our community.
“What is more important than the fact that we made our goal is that the 72 United Way Partner Agencies will receive their full allocation of funds. The needs in our community have increased significantly in these troubled times. Many agencies have lost funding from both government and private sources. United Way Partner Agencies’ 160 programs will be fully funded and hundreds of thousands of our fellow citizens will receive the help they need.
“Thank you to all of the individuals, companies, communities and partner agencies for your generous contributions. You proved once again what a caring community this is.”
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