#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. It’s an opportunity for us to support the causes closest to our hearts and make the world a better place.
Beginning today, we invite you to donate to Plaza de la Raza to raise funds for scholarships to support over 150 talented local children in 2018.
Plaza de la Raza has been in East LA for nearly 50 years, and since then, we’ve been providing free or low-cost art classes to nearly 4,100 students each year. Most of these students come from needy families, and we offer them an opportunity to explore the arts and their creativity in a safe and nurturing environment.
We live in a politically and culturally challenging time. But we can teach love as easily as we can teach hate. We can teach tolerance as easily as we can teach intolerance. We can teach creativity as easily as we can stifle expression. We can make the world a better place, through the arts.
This year, we know that so many good causes are asking a lot of you. We are asking for just a little bit. Your five or ten dollars will be added on by others donating the same, through December, to support the tuition of young people who come to Plaza to study art and culture in 2018. It only takes a little to do a lot, so give a little, give a lot, and give to Plaza de la Raza.
- $30 ~ By making a donation of $30, you can provide necessary class materials for one student.
- $60 ~ With $60, you can give a child the gift of an art class!
- $90 ~ With a donation of $90, you can give a student registration and class materials for an entire 9-week course at Plaza de la Raza.
In a time when Latino culture is under attack, Latino culture is celebrated at Plaza de la Raza. In a time when the character of Latinos is being questioned, character is a priority of the education at Plaza de la Raza. In a time when Latinos are being stereotyped as threats and are facing isolation in their own neighborhoods, Plaza welcomes all visitors to come and share the creative contribution of the Latino people.
Media and politicians may portray Latinos as violent criminals, but all we know is dance, beauty, music, arts, and culture. We invite you to drink from the well of beauty we have at Plaza de la Raza, so please, give a little, give a lot, and give to Plaza de la Raza this year!
*If you’ve already donated, thank you! You can help us achieve even more by sharing our invitation to donate with your own friends and family by email or social media. Please use the hashtags #GivingTuesday #LatinosGive & #PlazadelaRaza
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