Thanks to incredible community support, special volunteers including Zac Walls with his Hometown Initiative program, and the Centro Latino board members, Christmas at Centro was a huge success, and was able to help more families than last year! Approximately 275 families received Christmas toys, new clothes, food, gift cards, and other essential items.
Sister Pat Reno, OP, shares how Centro Latino is bringing HOPE to immigrants and other people relegated to the margins.
During last week’s Women’s Meeting we had a piñata for the Centro Latino kids. It was lots of fun for both moms and kids, especially for the young mothers who remember this tradition from their childhood.
Zach Walls of Hometown Initiative and his father arrived from Michigan recently with a truckload of Christmas toys for Centro Latino children.
Proud grandpa Gary Walls looks on.
Centro Latino has recently participated in several vigils welcoming immigrants. Centro Latino has worked relentlessly to protect and advance immigrant rights since its inception. Our early efforts focused on local advocacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Today, Centro Latino has expanded its focus to include immigrant integration and expanded its focus to advocate for progressive immigration reforms.
Photos are courtesy of Sentinel News.