On October 21st, we had the pleasure of attending Neacol's annual gala. Neacol is an organization based in Massachusetts of Colombians and friends of Colombia committed to volunteering and collaborating to support social initiatives for the benefit of Colombian children. Their goals are to generate innovative ideas, raise awareness, and channel resources to provide a better quality of life for Colombian children in need.
Every year we enjoy being part of this event because it is gratifying to be able to help impoverished children even if we are far away from our country. Growing up in Colombia, we witnessed the hardships that certain groups suffer as a result of socioeconomic circumstances and it makes us happy to be able to help.
100% of the net proceeds raised at the gala will be used to fund future projects focusing in the areas of education, health and nutrition.
We attended the event with our friend and fellow Colombian, Dr. Jairo Noreña. He is a general surgeon and a research fellow at Harvard University and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Follow him on @ www.instagram.com/jaironove/
If you would to know more and get involved, please visit: neacol.org
Last Thursday, Chicharron and Caviar had a busy and productive evening.