"We are Caminocorp and we clean the world!"
On Friday, March 4th 2011, Caminocorps held their "Soap For Hope" soap drive event, at Camino Nuevo High School. The student run, social justice group promoted and raised awareness for their soap drive for over a month!
Haiti is also fighting a cholera outbreak that has left thousands sick and dying. One the main ways to fight the cholera outbreak is simply washing your hands, but many in Haiti are so impoverished that a bar of soap can be a luxury in their lives.
YPI/ROE site coordinator Virginia Ruiz worked with other YPI site leads and delivered boxes to schools and business eager to help out. YPI/ROE Enrichment Specialists Laron Cue and Jose Beltran lead a group of Caminocorp students to local businesses and delivered drop off boxes.
Several other schools and local organizations joined our soap drive as well, including Los Angeles Academy of Arts and Enterprise Charter, New Village Charter Academy, Monsenor Oscar Romero Middle School, SEA Charter South Gate, and Hollywood Silverlake Hotels & Suites. Soon it was time to celebrate!
The day kicked off with activities and music, during the school lunch period. Students and staff participated in feats of strength, as the school yard favorite Tug of War kicked off!
Jose Beltran, YPI Counselor and Caminocorp director played music and emceed the mid-day event, while the students took turns battling it out with the rope! This was just a warm up for the rest of the days events.
The students have no idea who or where their artwork will end up, but they created it and sent it with love, adding to the good times of the day.
Enjoy our pictures below and remember....SOAP SAVES LIVES!!