HCCO aids sick children at Fiesta de Reyes celebration
The HBA/Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for Ohio (HCCO) and the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Cleveland are partnering to aid visiting families from Latin America with seriously ill children who are receiving medical treatment in Cleveland.
HCCO will be hosting a Fiesta De Reyes holiday celebration on Friday, Jan. 5, 2007 at Ridge Manor, 4630 Ridge Road, Brooklyn. Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit Latino families with seriously ill children receiving treatment at the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Cleveland.
“We are honored to partner with the Ronald McDonald House to assist Hispanic families with sick children during such a critical time, we look forward to building a bridge between the Ronald McDonald House and the Hispanic communities of Northeast Ohio,” said Derrick Huff, Executive Director of the Hispanic Business Association.
The Fiesta de Reyes in Latin America and Spain is a holiday similar to Christmas when children awake to find gifts under a decorated tree. In Latin America, the Fiesta de Reyes season ends on January 6th, when Los Tres Reyes Magos/The Three Wise Men) bring gifts for children who have behaved well throughout the year. For the fifteenth year, HCCO has hosted the Fiesta de Reyes/Three Kings Celebration—an annual event that brings the Latino and business communities together to help a common children’s cause.
HCCO is a non-profit organization which grew out of a task force of Latino business owners in 1981, alarmed over the low participation in the private and public sectors. Its mission is to promote Latino business interests and its economic development and expansion through strategic partnerships, technical assistance, and advocacy.