Para Los Niños Annual Gala, held on Nov. 16, 2019 – Sueños 2019 – was a total success, raising a gross amount of $75,683 in donations for its programs.

“This is especially an important year for us because it was a transition year for our organization and we wanted to keep the momentum as we look to the future,” organizers said.

Para Los Niños’ mission is to foster the academic success of all Latino students through parent and community involvement. This successful event means we will be able to provide educational materials and healthy snacks in our programs, as well as increase staff development opportunities. Our work is not possible without your generous support and your remarkable commitment to advancing the wellbeing of the Latino community in the City of Burien and South King County.

Executive Director Virginia Herrera-Páramo added:

“Thank you once again to all of you who were in attendance, our speakers, elected officials, those of you who helped spread the word and sell tickets for the event, those that donated items for the auction or dessert dash, those who led as table captains, our entertainers Grupo Folkórico Tonantzin, Moko Jumbies, Alma y Azúcar, the groups and businesses who sponsored us, and the Board and staff of PLN for all of their work.

“Thanks to all for supporting our Latino children, youth, and families. I am grateful to have your support and look forward to continuing joint advocacy efforts for a just and thriving future for our community.

“See you all next year!”

Para Los Niños raises over $75,000 at its annual fundraiser 1

Photos courtesy Para Los Niños.