The Cardenas Markets Foundation will join in the celebration of Día del Niño by supporting ten organizations that offer programs for the welfare of children with grants. On April 30, all Cardenas Markets stores will give away cookies to children while supplies last.
El Día del Niño is a traditional celebration held annually in Mexico on April 30 and focuses on the importance of loving, accepting, and appreciating children.
The celebration was instituted in Mexico in 1924 by the government of President Álvaro Obregón and with José Vasconcelos as Secretary of Public Education to celebrate children one day a year and reaffirm their rights to achieve their full development.
Supporting Ten Organizations to Celebrate Día del Niño
Continuing this tradition of celebrating children, the Cardenas Markets Foundation reported that it provides funds totaling $20,000 to organizations that advance and support children’s well-being initiatives.
These organizations include Children’s Fund (San Bernardino, CA), Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (Loma Linda, CA), Building Bridges Foster Family Agency (Ontario, CA), UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Foundation (Oakland, CA), Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (Palo Alto, CA), Be a Mentor (Hayward, CA), Phoenix Children’s Hospital (Phoenix, AZ), Defender of Children (Phoenix, AZ), University Medical Center Foundation (Las Vegas, NV) and Street Teens (Las Vegas, NV).
“Día del Niño, or Children’s Day is about recognizing and celebrating children,” said Adam Salgado, Cardenas Markets Foundation President and Chief Marketing Officer for Cardenas Markets.
“For the Cardenas Markets Foundation, it’s also about taking action to advocate for children’s livelihood and sense of well-being in every community where we operate, and we are honored to partner with these organizations to assist in furthering their respective missions,” Salgado added.
In addition to supporting local organizations that promote children’s well-being, on April 30, Cardenas Markets’ 57 stores will celebrate the date by offering chocolate chip cookies to children while supplies last.