The Mexican Patriotic Committee was formed in 1980 and has been organizing the Cinco De Mayo and Mexican Independence Celebration in order for Mexicans to continue with their traditions and honor the Mexican Holidays, the days of importance in Mexico's History as well as recognizing its heroes, in 2000 we have included the Spring Festival to take place at the start of Spring (March).
For the first 15 years the members of the Mexican Patriotic Committee had to take care of all the fiestas expenses and each member had to contribute it's share, the attendance kept increasing so did the expenses because the events were presented free of charge to the hundreds of attendees. In 1995 the Board of Directors decided to set up a way to cover expenses, they did, and the Committee wind up with black numbers.
Under the present concept the Mexican Patriotic Committee since 1997 has been able to present $120,000 in scholarships, presented a check for $5,000 to ABC Therapy, a mental health clinic that was providing service to the Hispanics, presented a check of $5,000 to Dr. Almeida, Executive Director of Nevada Association of Latin Americans (NALA), another check for $5,000 to Rafael Vega the Honorary Consul of Mexico at the time, to help send back deceased persons, $5,000 to the Mexico Vivo IN 1998, a Folkloric dancing entity that is preserving our rooths and values. Presently the MPC is providing computer, and musical classes, English and citizenship education all free of charge to our Hispanic community.
In 1997 the MPC set up a program called "Navidad in the Barrio" a very typical Mexican tradi¬tion where children rich or poor receive a bag of goodies and a present. The project went very well and at that very first "Christmas in the Barrio" over 500 kids attended and walk out very happy. The Navidad in the Barrio has became an annual tradition and at the 2004 event close to 3000 happy Hispanic chil¬dren were greeted by First Lady Dema Gwinn who also helped in the distribution of toys and goodies, so did Olga Breeskin and the staff of Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, as well as a good number of the sponsors and they were very impressed with what they witnessed
With the participation of the corporate world the Mexican Patriotic Committee has been able to help the Hispanic Community, a group that represents a 25% of the county's population and 30% of the labor force, a segment that may not speak much English, but they spend MUCHO,MUCHO, MUCHO DINERO, .. How much? .. Let's say 15 million dollars a day. Hispanics take pride in their heritage and the contribution they make to Southern Nevada.
The MPC has established itself as the most recognized local Hispanic 501-C-3 nonprofit tax exempt organization in Clark County and the only one with a president that has the right contacts and can show a potential sponsor how its philanthropy dollars can help its bottom line and market to the Hispanic community by utilizing the Mexican Patriotic Committee.
One way of penetrating the Hispanic market is by participating at community events and the Mexican Patriotic Committee is the one that has been doing them since 1980. These events are family oriented and as any of the corporate sponsors will tell you, these events are geared to draw maximum exposure for the companies participating and its services,
GET INVOLVED!!!! The Mexican Patriotic Committee is sure that the Hispanic community has supported you business throughout the years and will be very appreciative of your support.