Entertainment | Restaurants & Dining | June 2008
|El Arrayán Hosts Special Charity Night to Support Children of the Dump|
Robin Noelle - PVNN
Puerto Vallarta - El Arrayán invites the public to attend a special charity dinner night on July 12th to support the Children of the Dump's summer camp program, which begins on July 14th.
|El Arrayán will be hosting a special charity dinner on July 12th to support the Children of the Dump's summer camp program. Call 222-7195 for reservations.|
|It only takes $200 pesos to send a child to the Children of the Dump's summer camp. For more information, call Arthur Fumerton at 044 (322) 158-8815.|
Reservations are required for dining during the special fundraising hours of 7-9 pm and 15% of the sales during that time will be donated to the Children of the Dump for their summer camp program. Music will be provided by Frixoleros Música (Free-hole-lay-rohs), a celebrated local duo who just recently released their third CD.
"It's the support from our local business community, like EL ARRAYÁN that enables us to continue offering our unique programs to the children of Puerto Vallarta," said Arthur Fumerton, Director of the School of Champions, the program that is running the summer camp.
"Carmen and Claudia have generously offered not only to host this special fundraiser, but to hold a special cooking class for the children as a field trip during the camp. We have children who will grow up to work in the food industry and this is a tremendous learning experience for them."
The Children of the Dump/School of Champions summer camp is free to the children living in the five colonias surrounding the municipal dump, some of the poorest in Vallarta. The summer camp is four weeks long and the children will learn art, computers, dancing, and swimming as well as participating in field trips. It only takes one donation of $200 pesos to send a child to camp.
Representatives from the Children of the Dump and School of Champions will be on hand to answer questions and provide additional information. Patrons who would like to donate in other ways, whether in materials for the camp or school or monetarily, are encouraged to do so. Because the program is entirely funded by private donations, there is ample opportunity to get involved and help.
"Giving back to the community is important to us," said El Arrayán co-owner Carmen Porras. "By investing in the children, we are investing in the future of Puerto Vallarta. Programs like the School of Champions offer the children education and opportunities that they can't get anywhere else."
For additional information about the Children of the Dump and School of Champions, please contact Arthur Fumerton at 044 (322) 158-8815 or send an email to ArthurEFumerton(at)yahoo.com.
Enjoy an evening of beautiful Mexican music and delicious traditional Mexican cuisine at El Arrayán, 344 Allende in downtown Puerto Vallarta. For dinner reservations, please call 222-7195.