At first, the only people involved were a group of people of good will, under the inspiration of Laura Arredondo. Later it became a community organization, and now, under the same name, Proyecto de Compasión has been registered as a nonprofit organization for the purpose of providing corporations, businesses, and individuals the opportunity to deduct their donations from taxes. Please show your compassion to this project, either as a corporation, business, or individual, by donating today. We thank you for any support that you can provide to this charitable cause.
Meet The Board
Ana KassasVice President
A concert was organized in 2003, and with the help of sponsors, we were able to raise a total of $28,000. With that money, we were able to purchase food pantries, and under the guidance of a local pastor in Tijuana, pay part of what was needed to get an entire family into a housing unit that the government was building.
In 2005, we carried out another concert. This time, under the recommendation of a pastor in Tijuana, the distribution of money raised was made in a different area of Tijuana, equally in need. Aid was also given to an orphanage in Tijuana. Also, in 2005, we were at the Bakersfield Dome, to give away 500 turkeys and over 1,000 toys for children from low income families.
At the request of community members and the enthusiasm of Laura Arredondo, Project de Compassion resumed activities, only now as an official nonprofit organization.
With the results of the first event of the year, which took place at Stramler Park, a donation was made to the organization Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault. In 2011, we introduced an event called Amateur Contest for 6 weeks at La Fiesta Restaurant with prizes of $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, and $250 for third place. This event allowed anyone to participate to show off his or her singing skills. All the money raised in this 6 week venue went to help families in need in Bakersfield, California.