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Faces of Diversity heads to Colombia in August

On his recent trip to Medellin, Colombia, Edwin Gil received an official tour from SOS PAISA – the City of Medellin’s foreign relations program – of some of the poorest neighborhoods in the city. One of the programs he learned more about was Buen Comienzo (Healthy Start).
Buen Comienzo supports children birth to five years old and their families. Education, nutritional supplements, childcare, and, above all else, love are used to affect positive change within each neighborhood. This cradle to career concept ensures that young mothers and their babies have the resources they need to live a better life. The educational component of Buen Comienzo makes this program sustainable to the more than 9,000 families it serves by teaching families how to care for a child.

Edwin Gil will return to Medellin in August, along with corporate sponsor AirTight and in-kind sponsor Rooster Communications, to conduct his Faces of Diversity program with Buen Comienzo and SOS PAISA. The goal is to show how helping children can literally cross borders, as well as bring attention to the program here in the U.S. and Colombia.

As part of Gil’s visit, he and his sponsors will collect clothing for the children of Buen Comienzo. You can buy or donate lightly used clothes (children ages birth to five years) and drop them off at one of the locations below by Friday, July 5.

  • AirTight, 4301 Stuart Andrew Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28217
  • Queen City Ballroom, 3920 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC 28211
  • Villa Francesca, 321 N Caldwell Street, Charlotte, NC 28202