TECHO
16 August, 2017

Thanks to The Art Community TECHO Raised $21,000 During Miami’s Art Week

TECHO was present at two events during Miami’s Art Week. Our presence at Pinta Miami and Pinta Mi Cuna engages the arts community to raise awareness of the work that our organization does to overturn poverty in more than 600 communities in Latin America. The events were a great success, raising $21,000 to support TECHO’s community development programs in Colombia and Venezuela.

Our participation was possible thanks to the generosity of the organizers of Pinta Miami, held at Mana Wynwood, who offered attendees the option of donating to TECHO in lieu of paying the venue’s entrance fee. Also, Carlos Coco Moni, an Argentinean photographer based in Miami, presented an exclusive collection called “Pinta Un Techo” and donated several of the pieces displayed at his stand to benefit families living in poverty.

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Finally, Give Wink, in partnership with TECHO, presented Pinta Mi Cuna, held at Artium Art Gallery, where 20 acclaimed local and international artists exhibited and auctioned their artwork on Baby Home’s cribs in support of TECHO’s work.

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The funds raised by these activities will benefit the families of TECHO Venezuela and TECHO Colombia. “Nearly 164 million people live in conditions of poverty in Latin America and 104 million live in slums. Through the collaborative work of the art community and multiple societal entities, TECHO seeks to bring change to the most unequal continent in the world,” says Diego Firpo TECHO-U.S. CEO.

TECHO is expanding through its community of supporters, supporting a more families with each passing year. Your ongoing support will help us make poverty history!

TECHO operates in 19 Latin American countries. Through its community development programs, TECHO has built 111,000 transitional houses, provided education to 26,000 children, trained 17,000 adults in basic skills, built 418 community centers and mobilized over 825,000 youth volunteers.