Curacao helps hundreds at the annual Feria de Inmigracion

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. 

The Curacao Foundation partners with Viking Law in Christmas tree giveaway and toy drive

It’s not everyday that you get to make a difference in a child’s life, but this December Curacao did just that.

Partnering with Viking Law, a CA-based firm, Curacao donated resources and time, handing out free toys, trees and holiday food to hundreds of low-income Latino families as part of the 10th Annual Reseda Church of Christ’s “Santa Comes to Reseda” event.

Curacao employee, Hector Brandan, hand-delivers toys to the community of Reseda.

“Curacao is committed to giving back to its community, and we are extremely proud to make this Christmas Giveaway and Toy Drive possible through our Curacao Foundation,” said Curacao CMO Ariela Nerubay .

The 10th annual event, held at the Reseda Boulevard Church of Christ, included free breakfast, lunch and fun-packed activities, including singing, music and snow fun.

A Reseda family poses for a picture as they receive their Christmas tree, ornaments and presents.

A young child smiles gleefully as he receives a second Christmas present.

A young girl happily holds her Christmas tree as she poses for the camera.

This year’s events were magnified,  serving over 500 families. Curacao donated over 2,000 toys and 250 trees with ornaments, Sophia Cortez, Director of the Curacao Foundation, said.

A baby girl meets Santa.

Reseda children play joyfully as snow activities take place outside.

“We brought snow and Christmas donuts  to children and families that needed to know that the spirit of joy during this holiday season is alive and well, ” Cortez said.“I am happy and feel especially blessed to be able to partner with the Reseda Church of Christ, along with committed faith leaders in the community of Reseda and Alex Djarbekian, from Viking Law, an amazing private sector partner with a deep commitment to social responsibility for the most underserved communities.” 

Two young girls pose happily for the camera as they receive their Christmas gifts. All gifts were labeled with the appropriate age range to ensure every child received the perfect present.

A young boy snacks on Christmas goodies. Free breakfast, lunch and deserts were handed out as part of the event.

“We understand how important it is to support the Latino community and ensure they can join the Christmas festivities regardless of their financial situation and immigration status,” Alex Djarbekian, head of Viking Law Firm, said. “

This is one of the several annual programs supported by the Curacao Foundation —a nonprofit organization founded in 2002 by retailer Curacao– to support the Latino community throughout the year. A percentage of every purchase at Curacaco goes directly to supporting many social and charity programs that enhance the quality of life of Latino customers across the nation.

Santa joins in the fun as a little girl tells him what she wants for Christmas.

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