On November 23, 2013, Umbrella Initiatives celebrated Thanksgiving at El Meson Restaurant in Support of the Backpack Project. Though a brutally cold evening complete with snow flurries, the tasty food and the warm atmosphere help to make the night a great success. The night was filled with Peruvian music, food and information about Umbrella’s Backpack Project. The evening’s hostess Norma Mendoza led the events that were capped off with a string musical performance by Dianita Aguilar and her musical quartet.
Thanks to the generosity of those who attended we are one step closer to reaching our goal of 1,000 backpacks for 1,000 children in Peru. There is still one month less and we only need 100 backpacks more to reach our goal of 1000 backpacks.