This February, Curacao has partnered with P.S I Love You to spread love and empowerment to our youth.
The P.S. I Love You Foundation, a 501(c)3 founded in 1998, is dedicated to the development and implementation of effective Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum and mentor programs for at-risk youth. The goal is to empower youth with easy to use habits and life-skills to successfully manage the many emotions, challenges and choices of adolescence and live a happy, healthy and productive life. Help us spread the love this February through the proceeds of each purchase made at Curacao during the Month of February.
Earlier this Spring, Curacao Foundation teamed up with Aztlan Athletics for their second annual Hero’s Journey 5K run benefit. Over 130 runners and walkers of all levels and ages attended the Los Angeles State Historic Park, on April 20th, 2019, dressed as their favorite superheroes!
Funds were raised to support Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshops. AVP is a non-profit organization dedicated to violence reduction by offering conflict resolution workshops in prisons, jails and throughout the community. The organization fosters nonviolent, respectful and compassionate communication for safer communities.
Friends and families enjoyed a special day in the park, all the while learning about health and wellness and supporting a good cause. Awards were given out for top overall finishers in each age division. We appreciate all the support our community showed us during our Hero’s Journey Run, and we look forward to the next one!
Join Curacao and our community health partner in the San Fernando Valley, NEVHC at out Panorama CityHealth Fair.
Sunday, July 28th 2 pm – 6 pm
FREE Admission includes:
– Glucose/ diabetes testing – Blood pressure testing – Cholesterol testing – Nutrition information – General health screenings – Heart health information – Free or low-cost medical services – Zumba session
In continuation with the Curacao Foundation’s partnership with One Tree Planted—an organization focused on planting trees in deforested areas—Curacao employees joined a mass of Angelenos for the Friends of the LA River’s Earth Day river cleanup on April 20, 2019.
Curacao employees spent the day at the Lewis McAdams Riverfront Park accompanied by thousands of locals picking up trash and beautifying the Los Angeles River.
The environmental initiative comes as part of Curacao Foundation and One Tree Planted’s partnership during the foundation’s One Purchase, One Tree campaign. The two organizations joined forces to encourage people to shop while bettering the environment during the Mother’s Day shopping season.
“The Curacao Foundation is committed to protecting our planet by raising awareness through the critical and diverse actions we engage in. We do it not only through our One Purchase, One Tree campaign but also through our day of service,” Curacao Foundation Director Sophia Cortez said.
“As a corporate citizen that is committed to being an active community partner it is critical to promote the preservation of our beautiful planet on Earth Day.”
Through April 22, 2019 to May 12, 2019, for every gift purchased at any Curacao store, the Curacao Foundation pledges to plant one tree for Mother Earth. The proceeds gathered during the campaign will be donated to One Tree Planted who will plant the trees in fire-affected areas of California and Arizona.
The foundation hopes to reach their goal of 10,000 trees.
“We do all of this in the spirit of helping our planet and to remind us why it is so important to preserve it in the present and for future generations, ” Cortez said.
Live performances, fun activities, legal counsel and health checkups–the Curacao Foundation made it all available to the local community for absolutely free on Saturday, March 16, 2019.
As an effort to provide legal aid and other invaluable services to the Hispanic community Curacao stores serve, the Curacao Foundation hosted their annual Feria de Inmigracion.
Lawyers, nurses and other medical professionals and advocacy organizations were all invited and took part in assisting the community. Guest received free health check ups, were able to ask their pressing immigration questions and were lended critical legal counsel.
Live performers, including Bebe Coronel and Grupo Camino Tropical, added to the festivities of the event and children were able to enjoy playhouses and other fun activities.
The event not only successfully helped the local community but also raised hundreds in donations to further support immigration initiatives at the southern border. Donations proceeds went to more than 10 immigrant advocacy organizations to advance their efforts with the immigrant community.
With the aim to empower women, the Curacao Foundation hosted it’s first ever Eres Amada event on February 14, 2019. The day included free makeovers for deserving women handselected by the foundation, as well as a few lucky audience winners.
Each women received a day of pampering and makeovers from professional makeup artist, and free goodies to take home.
The Curacao Foundation donated $500 worth of toys for the ninth annual “Feed the Hungry” event held by the Golden West Commandery No. 43 Knights Templar on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at the Bellflower Masonic Temple.
For the past few years the event has brought together the neediest families of the community of Bellflower to offer some holiday spirit and cheer.
The Golden West Commandery No. 43 Knights Templar gave away the toys and candies to dozens of children–all joyfully handed out by an organization member dressed as Santa, decked out in a red Santa suit and fluffed white beard.
The organization holds this event annually to assist the needy and homeless in Bellflower and surrounding area.
2018 presented itself as a troubling year for immigrants. As a wave of asylum-seeking refugees tirelessly trekked their way from turbulous Central American countries, the political climate in Washington made it difficult for the asylum seekers to plead their cases.
It created a situation where over 5,000 Central American migrants were in dire need of shelter, clothing, food, and legal representation. They were suddenly stuck in limbo, making the Tijuana border a temporary home.
Far away from home, family, with little supplies and comfort, the Curacao Foundation decided they needed to do something.
Back in October 20, 2018, the Curacao Foundation held the Latinos United Concert to raise funds to donate to immigrant advocacy organizations, but the Curacao Foundation realized they also needed to do something more hands-on.
So, a coalition including representatives from the Curacao Foundation, El Rescate and Honduran United of Los Angeles assisted at the Salesian Project and the El Barretal Shelter in Tijuana, on December 8, 2018 to provide legal counseling, legal workshops and give children, women and adolescents clothing, food and humanitarian assistance.
“This is a humanitarian crisis. These are people who are fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries and they need our help to navigate the complicated legal process. This is yet another effort that showcases Curacaos’ commitment to the community,” Curacao Foundation Director Sophia Cortez said.
To further help refugees with food, clothing, medicines and legal aid, the Curacao Foundation along with El Rescate and Tu Vision Foundation is also working on organizing the Estamos Con Ustedes concert. They hope to raise $100,000 and use part of the funds to provide legal orientation and counseling workshops to assist refugees in the process of applying for asylum in the United States. The concert will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the Los Angeles Curacao store parking lot. Tickets will be given away with a minimum donation of $20 on the event’s GoFundMe page.
When the Vernon Police Department reached out to the Curacao foundation to request gift donations for their 2nd Annual Operation Santa in Vernon, California the Curacao Foundation was more than happy to help.
To help support their own community, the Vernon Police Department sponsored several families from Vernon City Elementary School. They chose low income families in dire need of assistance, like one family who had recently lost all their belongings in a house fire.
As part of their community assistance initiative, Curacao donates money, supplies and time to communities, like Vernon, in need of assistance.
The Curacao Foundation donated toys including Razor Scooters, board games, baby toys and E-games, as well as home items like booster seats and coffee makers for parents.