Collette Foundation's Mexico Task Force Raises Funds for Boarding School


(c) 2011 The Collette Foundation

The Collette Foundation’s Mexico Task Force from Collette Vacations has just wrapped up a month-long effort to raise funds for Granja Hogar, a boarding school in Mexico. The Collette Foundation has supported the school for over 6 years, providing funds for a mathematics program, purchasing new uniforms for the students and carrying out renovation projects, such as new lockers for the dorm rooms and new dining room furniture. The Granja Hogar boarding school was opened in 1956 to support abandoned children from poor or orphaned families.

Chris Cahill, Collette programmer, and Luca Bialecki, district sales manager, leads the foundation with assistance from Carol Wright. Along with Collette employees, the task force looked to its colleagues to donate basic items, like shoes and pants, backpacks and other schools supplies.

In addition to the drive for basic supplies, the Collette Foundation this year will fund the construction of new restroom facilities.