For Immediate Release
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Día del Niño Celebration in Santa Ana set for Saturday April 16th
A Day For The Children Includes Free Food and Resources
SANTA ANA, CA (April 8, 2016) – Healthy kids make for a healthy community. On Saturday April 16th, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., KidWorks will host a Día del Niño celebration in partnership with other local non-profits, community leaders and educators. The event will be located between the 1900 and 2200 blocks of Myrtle Street. That Saturday marks the culmination of the Week of the Young Child, which has been celebrated across the nation for over four decades.
“Since 1993, KidWorks of Santa Ana has known that when kids are healthy the community is healthy,” said David Benavides, KidWorks executive director and a Santa Ana city councilman. “Day in, day out, it is the mission of KidWorks to provide all of the tools necessary for at-risk children to grow up and prosper and find their own unique identity.”
Some of KidWorks’ partners, who will be front and center that day as resource providers for both kids and their parents, include Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Latino Health Access, the office of Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do, and the office of State Senator Janet Nguyen, which is sponsoring “Empowering Families for a Better Community.”
This 5th Annual Día del Niño expects to attract more than 800 neighbors for an afternoon of carnival atmosphere featuring food, games, and special activities centered on art, music and dance. All children attending will be entered into a raffle to win one of six bicycles, plus gift cards and other prizes aimed at promoting health and physical fitness.
A variety of culturally based entertainment exhibits will be featured on a “show-mobile trailer.” Some of the organizations in charge of the entertainment, including music and dancing, are African Drummers, children from Love in Music, Zumba and folkloric dancers.
KidWorks, in partnership with Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, will prepare and serve a variety of sandwiches, fresh fruit, and bottled water at no charge to participants. Admission is free. No reservation is needed.
The Goal of The Event
Día del Niño is an opportunity to engage residents and their children, living in low-income neighborhoods in central Santa Ana, with information on community resources available to children and their families. This is an event about enhancing the quality of life through interaction with organizations dedicated to education, culture, health, and general improvement of life.
Founded in 1993, KidWorks helps at-risk kids, families and communities in Santa Ana, California. KidWorks offers educational support, leadership-building programs, and faith-based and community empowerment activities that begin with preschoolers and follow youth into their college years. 100% of KidWorks high school graduates are college bound. To learn more about KidWorks please visit their website at www.kidworksoc.org.