El Arrayán Hosts Special Charity Night to Support Children of the Dump

Puerto Vallarta's favorite Mexican restaurant is holding a special fundraising dinner on July 12th to benefit the Children of the Dump and School of Champions summer camp program for underprivileged Puerto Vallarta children. Fifteen percent of the night's proceeds will be donated.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, June 26, 2008 --(PR.com)-- A Special Night of Great Food and Live Music Benefits Local Summer Camp Program.

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. Reservations are required for dining during the special fundraising hours of 7PM to 9PM 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 email (ArthurEFumerton@yahoo.com).

Enjoy an evening of beautiful Mexican music and delicious traditional Mexican cuisine at El Arrayán. For dinner reservations, please call 222-7195.


Allende #344 . El Centro . Puerto Vallarta 222.7195 www.elarrayan.com.mx
Children of the Dump
Robin Noelle
Art Fumerton
Children of the Dump Vallarta
+52 044 (322) 158-8815