Nov 25, 2020

Are you are the change!

Resilience is deeply rooted in the Latino community.  Latinos are diverse in background, with so many having deep roots in our country that predates them to our land before the Guadalupe Hidalgo Treaty was signed. Some Latinos immigrated to the United States to escape poverty, war, and political persecution, searching for better lives and opportunities. They did not know the language or have job opportunities here waiting for them. Time and time again, Latinos have risen even when faced with inequities and discrimination.  And today, once again, we are helping push America forward as entrepreneurs and frontline workers. 

Unfortunately, COVID-19 has struck the community disproportionally, but our community has continued to show its strength and resilience by coming together and helping one another.

Because of you, LULAC can give people the resources to purchase groceries and essential items they need to face this devastating time. On behalf of them, thank you for your commitment to supporting LULAC in our fight to advance the civil rights of 60 million Latinos in the US and Puerto Rico. This past year, LULAC directly provided relief to 14,000 people, contributed laptops to 400 students, hosted Hunger Relief efforts, and provided groceries to over 6,000 individuals in need.

We can't thank you enough for your donation to our campaign!

Best,

 

Aileen Marquez 

Sep 3, 2020

Together, we will change the future

Since our founding, LULAC has established a track record of success by creating a culture of achievement through innovative and robust programs, leadership development, and advocacy. It was no surprise that LULAC immediately responded to the concerns of the community at the commencement of the pandemic. 


As soon as we received calls of concerned citizens seeking resources and guidance regarding COVID-19, LULAC immediately created a toolkit, Ayuda En Español (#ayudaenespanol), with resources in Spanish aimed to inform native Spanish speakers and communities on matters impacted by the virus. The toolkit's sections included health updates and best practices, unemployment benefits, social services, educational and technology resources, and much more. This toolkit is comprehensive and inclusive to anyone who reads in Spanish regardless of their legal status. We understood the immediate need to spread awareness of various resources regarding recognizing symptoms and best practices for prevention. Your support helped LULAC launch a communication campaign. This communication campaign targeted Radio PSAs and the highest online platforms that Hispanics frequent.


Additionally, LULAC provided clinics and hospitals in 5 states and Washington DC serving the Hispanic community with over 1,600 face shields. Clinics and hospitals were awarded supplies with a minimum of 60% of their patients Hispanics and offering free or low-cost services.


Lastly, LULAC created a relief fund to support LULAC councils and individuals who have been financially affected. Our LULAC councils were able to execute socially distanced events and offer the Spanish language serviced food bank distributions that provided the community with groceries, essential items, mental health counseling, and mentorship. For those who did not have transportation to pick up their items, LULAC offered Lyft codes. Through this relief fund, LULAC was able to supply students with more than 400 laptops to keep students and families connected to resources and support remote learning.

 

This would not be possible without your support!

Aug 5, 2020

You've made a difference!

Thanks to your generosity, we can continue to make environmentalism a part of the Latino culture. Your support has enabled LULAC to begin developing a program to educate our community members with hands-on training to bridge Latino environmentalism to local and national platforms.


Since launching this campaign, LULAC has developed relationships with other organizations to build resource kits and tools to be able to execute a program once the pandemic makes it possible. We’re also looking to expand our website to include our stand on the environment and an overview of the upcoming program.


We’re still more than half of our goal to go, and we’re optimistic about making it!

 
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