Thank you to everyone who tuned in and supported Para Los Niños’ Virtual Benefit!
We were able to raise over $750,000 to support our ability to help children, youth, and families thrive!
Because of donors like you, Para Los Niños is able to provide excellent education, and partner with families so all have the tools to succeed.
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Para Los Niños 40th Anniversary Virtual Benefit
Original Broadcast | October 25, 2020 at 5:00 PM
H O N O R I N G
A D R I A & P E D R O M A R T I
Caruso Family Award
U N I T E D I N H A R M O N Y – C A M P H A R M O N Y
Community Partner of the Year
Lorraine Prieto Berchtold | Alex Caruso
Susan Edelman | Drew Furedi | Cathy Hession
Don Katz | Marjorie Lewis | Josh Ludmir
Ronnie Roy | Cindy Winebaum
Two incredible partners of Para Los Niños are Adria and Pedro Martí who were presented with the Caruso Familia Award on October 25th.
Our Caruso Familia Award, named after long-serving PLN advocates Tina and Rick Caruso, celebrates individuals who have made significant contributions to support the children, youth, and families of Para Los Niños.
As long-time champions of helping families reach their goals, Adria and Pedro Martí have a passion for education and service to those in need across Los Angeles. As a PLN Board Member since 2010, Pedro has been an innovator in fundraising efforts, and together Adria and Pedro have fiercely advocated for the children and families PLN serves, through promoting our mission and securing critical funds. In just one decade, Pedro and Adria Martí have raised over $800,000 for PLN children and families, either through personal donations, philanthropic engagements, or in-kind support.
We are pleased to have awarded the 2020 Caruso Familia Award to Adria and Pedro Martí, and are so grateful for their outstanding commitment to education and support for Para Los Niños children and families to reach their full potential.
“Education is not an expense,
it is an investment in tools to succeed.”
-Honoree, Pedro Martí
Para Los Niños honors United in Harmony – Camp Harmony for their ongoing support and collaboration.
For more than 30 years, United in Harmony has partnered with PLN to provide year-round enrichment activities for our children and youth. PLN students attending Camp Harmony have the opportunity to build relationships, connect with role models, experience nature – some for the first time, and explore arts and sports they might not have otherwise considered.
Since its establishment in 1989, United in Harmony’s focus has been on creating a space for under-resourced children to develop positive self-esteem through empowering activities. Just last year, they hosted a total of 605 PLN campers through summer and winter camps, a holiday party, and their youth ambassadors and leadership programs. And, over this summer they continued to host virtual sessions to keep kids enriched through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Camp counselors have shared their experiences of witnessing PLN children grow over time, and the excitement across Camp Harmony felt by students—understanding the lasting impact the program will have on their lives. By stepping out of their comfort zone, our children and youth build upon their strengths to reach their full potential.
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Thank you to all the chefs and restaurants across Los Angeles that came together to celebrate with us! Orders on October 25th from Mélisse x Citrin, Charcoal, Kali, A.O.C., Redbird, Rossoblu, Socalo, and Pasta | Bar donated a portion of proceeds to Para Los Niños!