Join us in celebrating the richness of Minnesota Latinos at our 2016 Fiesta Latina on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at CLUES Saint Paul Headquarters on Saint Paul’s East Side.
The day-long FIESTA LATINA will showcase:
Arts & Culture: ENJOY various contemporary and traditional performances and cultural exhibits
Health & Wellness: ENGAGE in interactive health, fitness and wellness activities
Food & Entertainment: EXPERIENCE authentic cuisine and enjoy entertainment from Mexico, Central and South American countries.
For more information, contact Angie Molina, Director of New Initiatives and Strategic Partnerships, firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-379-4237
Event History: In 2001 CLUES began hosting Al Niño con Cariño – To A Child with Love, a holiday event offering gifts and cheer to the families we serve, after discovering that many of our clients did not have the means to celebrate the holidays with their families. The initiative began as a small effort to provide toys and other needed items to a select number of sponsored families and has since grown with the help of many dedicated staff, volunteers, and community partners. As our capacity to reach more families has increased every year, so has the community need.
As word of CLUES Al Niño con Cariño spreads within our community each year, we look to partners like you to help us make this holiday season brighter for the many families that come to CLUES for help. With low support for our event this year, your support is even more crucial to ensure that the hundreds of families counting on CLUES will have gifts to provide for their children this Christmas.
Goals: In 2013, CLUES provided toys to over 1,500 children making the holiday season brighter for both them and their families. Our goal for 2014 is to provide new, age-appropriate toys to 1,700 children.
Target Audience: CLUES Al Niño con Cariño Event targets low-income Latino families that do not have the means to provide gifts to their children during the holidays. Originally offered only at CLUES Minneapolis facility, the event expanded in 2012 to serve families at both our St. Paul and Minneapolis locations and has since been offered at both sites. By offering the event at both of CLUES’ locations, we hope to reach families in need across the Twin Cities.
Event Description: For some children in our community, the holidays can be a painful reminder of what they have to live without. During this season of joy, CLUES hosts two day-long events, Al Niño con Cariño – To A Child with Love, one at each of our offices located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, offering low-income families the opportunity to select gifts for their children during the holiday season.
With the help of volunteers, CLUES’ offices turn into a veritable winter wonderland; while children wait, watching holiday movies, decorating cookies, and playing games, their parents step into a room filled with donated new toys where they carefully pick out one gift for each of their children. These gifts are carefully wrapped by volunteers to keep the magic of the holiday season alive. For children whose parents are struggling, Al Niño con Cariño can often mean the difference between a holiday with presents and one without.
CLUES 35th Anniversary Gala formally celebrates CLUES history, service, and commitment to supporting Minnesota Latinos both now and into the future. This formal dinner will feature keynote speaker Janet Murguía, president of the National Council of La Raza.
Location: Minneapolis Hilton Hotel, 1001 S. Marquette Ave.
Date: Tuesday, October 11 from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.