It’s the holiday season again. Most of us are still working on our holiday gift shopping, and a few over-achievers out there are already done! Congrats! I’ll likely still end up looking for a gift card (or three) on Christmas Eve.
Traditional gift giving brings joy to you and those you share with, whether it’s a family member, friend, neighbor or co-worker. You can also create impact, improve wellbeing, and make a difference in the lives of others through charitable giving. In addition to gifts, I'm personally budgeting to support some of the non-profit causes that mean a lot to me, including the Aarón Sánchez Impact Fund. I challenge you to do more than you thought possible this Giving Season.
Donations are an important source of revenue for our programs that support Latino youth in the U.S. Your donation can make a difference, especially for the financial support needed to sustain our scholarship program.
For example, it requires $65,000 to change the life of one young Latino, sending them to culinary arts school in New York City, to chase their dreams of becoming a leader in the culinary industry. But that expense can be broken down. Here are some examples of our scholarship program expenses.
Scholarship Program Expenses
$1,205 Monthly rent per student
$100.41 per month
$500 Flight for student to attend program
$41.66 per month
$250 Monthly grocery stipend
$20.83 per month
$127 30-day unlimited Metro (subway) card
$10.58 per month
$100 Monthly utilities per student
$8.33 per month
Is there a donation level that is meaningful to you? Please consider making a monthly recurring gift to help us help other Latino youth like Alan, Camila, and Natalia to name a few.
It brings us joy to know that there are thousands of people out there trying to do the most good they can with their donations during the Season of Giving.
We wish you a safe and happy holiday season!
Director, Aarón Sánchez Impact Fund