MECA Receives $20,000 in the P&G Orgullosa Project

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A $20,ooo check was presented to MECA Houston (Multicultural Education and Counseling Through the Arts) by the P&G Orgullosa Project on Monday, July 22, 2013 at the historical Dow School. Alice Valdez of MECA, Houston City Council Member Ed Gonzalez, District H, Emily Gesing from United Way of Greater Houston and MECA Board Members Art DeLeon and Gladys Martinez were all in attendance. The check was presented by Houston Blogger Loida Casares who represented the Orgullosa Project.

P&G (Procter & Gamble) recognized the positive influence that MECA makes to the community by choosing them as one of the organizations that they decided to support.

They introduced their “Orgullosa Project to offer the community the opportunity to give back.” MECA was one of five organizations chosen from around the U.S. and the only organization from Texas. The community was encouraged to go to the Orgullosa Facebook page to vote for them. The organizations received funding from Orgullosa based on the number of votes that they received. MECA ranked third, making them eligible for the $20,000 prize.

— Posted by Sandra Fernandez

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