And best of all, every dollar of profit goes directly to Atenas' Hogar de Vida, a local home for abandoned, abused and orphaned children. Last year this came to an amazing $33,500!".
We have some fabulous things happening!
We will no longer be the "Atenas Charity Chili Cook-off" but wanted a more inclusive name for Ticos and everyone alike.
SO, our new name is "Atenas Chili Fiesta"!
We're changing our location to Sabana Larga on Highway 3 in Atenas
This venue is beloved by the Ticos and everyone will love the many convenient venues, spacious salon where the chili contest will take place, easily accessible expanded parking, and much more. It's conveniently located on the Highway 3 bus line and taxis are plentiful.
We're expanding our hours of operation. We will now be open from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. with many new things planned for that day.
The committee is extremely excited about all the fun things happening and we can't wait to share them as we finalize plans. Have an itch to volunteer for this wonderful charitable event?
We are proud and pleased to donate the proceeds from this marvelous event to the kids at Hogar de Vida.
Thirty-five Costa Rican children live on the property of Hogar de Vida in a children's home founded by Tim and Dena Stromstad in 1995. They range in age from birth to ten years and were abandoned, orphaned or came from abusive situations.
This wonderful organization meets their daily needs in a stable home environment where they receive good nutrition, clothing, an education, spiritual training, and are surrounded by trustworthy authority figures.
The 2014 funds were used to provide a security gate for the property and help feed and care for these special little people. By attending the Atenas Chili Fiesta you are benefiting these precious children in need.
"No act of kindness, no matter how small it is, is ever wasted."
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