AFA and AFL closed 2023 with joy for the children
As it is done every year, AID FOR AIDS and AID FOR LIFE hosted activities for the holiday festivities at their different offices to also celebrate the great success and accomplishments of 2023.
In NYC, on December 16 at the weekly Jornada, AFL welcomed hundreds of brave boys and girls who have embarked on a new chapter in their lives in New York, handing out gifts and spreading love and support to all of them. The emotional initiative sought to offer material gifts and to send a message of welcome and solidarity to all those who have left their homes behind in search of a better future.
As part of the weekly activities, AFL distributed culturally appropriate hot meals, clothing, and shoes for women, men, boys, and girls.
Chef Grace Ramirez held a cooking workshop for a group of immigrants as part of the workforce development program designed by AFL to provide asylum seekers the tools for economic independence in New York City.
Meanwhile, for the seventh consecutive year, AFA and AFL Panama relied on donations from private companies to give gifts to those little ones who were part of our organization during the entire year.
Our team in Panama also traveled to the Wagandi community – an indigenous community – and, together with Santa Claus delivered gifts, and spread love and joy.
In the Dominican Republic, the actions were repeated through the Comprehensive Care program, where children enjoyed games, delicious snacks, and typical Christmas music.
The organization’s directors agreed to continue with empowerment activities during 2024, not only for children and adolescents but for the community in general, and in this way, help eradicate stigma and provide more support to those who need it.