Main aim of the charity
The main objective of the charity is to reach the special needs community through a christmas party and give them a space where they can have fun, engage with others and be happy. It undertakes months of planning since everything is possible through donations.
The venue has to be booked in advance as well as the musical presentations, since these are donations, the organization has to adjust to their schedules. It also requires a lot of planning regarding the gifts, since we look for gifts that are meaningful and according to their needs. The food has to adjust to the needs of all the attendees. Even transportation is booked to ensure they get to the place safely.
How the employee got involved and why
I started working with this organization back in 2017. I have a sister with down syndrome who was invited to the 2016 Christmas party. I remember going with her and my mom and simply being amazed by the environment they had created for this incredible human beings. At that moment I knew I wanted to be part of that and contribute to the happiness of others. Besides my sister, my family has other members who participate, therefore these events hold a special place in my heart.
What work does the employee do for charity?
I volunteer at a non profit organization called Bodeguita de Jesus that has been active since 2009. This organization strives to give a yearly Christmas party to people with special needs (such as down syndrome, intellectual limitations, autism, cerebral palsy, etc) who have economic limitations. The organization is focused on reaching people from Alajuela and surrounding areas. As a volunteer I participate in the organization before, during and after the event, helping with food, gifts, cleaning, etc. Since this event is possible thanks to the donations we receive, every volunteer aims to get donations and volunteers to join the activity.