2021 Season of Giving – Thank You & Happy Holidays

from the Congreso Familia!  

The Congreso Familia would like to wish you and your family a very safe and happy holiday! As we reflect on the past year, we are extra thankful for the support of so many wonderful partners and donors. Learn more about how we’re bringing joy to our families and community this holiday season with their support... 


Holiday Toy Drive

With the support of Congreso team members, Congreso Board Members,  ALPFA’s Philadelphia Chapter, and the Philadelphia Pharmacy, gifts were purchased, wrapped, and distributed to 50 families and over 115 children representing each department across the agency! 

A Special Partnership: Richard Ost, Philadelphia & Somerset Pharmacies

Congreso is grateful to be serving the community alongside passionate, community-minded individuals like Richard Ost, Owner of Philadelphia Pharmacy and the new Somerset Pharmacy at the Congreso Health Center. Richard and his team go above and beyond to support Congreso team members, patients, and community members throughout the year and especially during the holiday season!


Breastfeeding Program Holiday Party

Congreso’s Breastfeeding Program hosted a holiday event on Monday, December 20th that featured plenty of gifts for clients and even an appearance by Santa! In addition, in partnership with Chris Guinan, the Guinan Family, and SEPTA, bikes were donated to families via a holiday decorated SEPTA bus!  


Malcom Jenkins Foundation Baskets

On Tuesday, December 14th, Congreso received five food baskets from the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation. These baskets included turkeys and treats to prepare a complete holiday feast and will be given to Congreso families in our Prevention Programs. 

Feeling inspired and want to be part of the season of giving at Congreso? 💙

There’s still time! Make your contribution before 2021 comes to an end! Donate today

Did you know there are expanded tax benefits for charitable giving in 2021? Learn more here


☃️ Please note the holiday schedule below for Congreso & the Congreso Health Center: ☃️


Congreso offices will be closed from Thursday, December 23rd, 2021 through Monday, January 3rd, 2022. We will resume normal operations on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022. 


Congreso’s Health Center will be closed Friday, December 24th, Monday, December 27th, Friday, December 31st, and Monday, January 3rd with normal operations in between.  


 Congreso Team Members Presente at 2022 PHL Social Innovation Awards  

We would like to congratulate two members of the Congreso Familia for being named 2022 Philadelphia Social Innovation Award Finalists: Kim Cromer and Hildaliz Escalante!  

Kim Cromer is Congreso’s Director of Workforce Initiatives and was a finalist in the Innovations in Social Mobility category. This category honors individuals who have made significant contributions to “innovative service models leading to earning a living wage and economic freedom.” 

Hildaliz is Congreso’s Housing Director and was a finalist in the Human Services Category, Housing and Community Development category. This category honors individuals who have made contributions to “innovative service models and leading to stable/permanent housing.” 

These awards honor our region’s most passionate Social Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Changemakers whose work and social impact too often goes unacknowledged, yet their efforts are what makes our communities across Greater Philadelphia a thriving region of innovation and opportunity.  

We are tremendously proud of both these Congreso leaders! Thanks to everyone that participated in the voting period this month.  


Save the Date – 2022 Gala Latina! 

We’re excited to invite everyone to an in-person gathering on Saturday, March 19th, 2022 to experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Support Congreso's mission to enable individuals and families in predominantly Latino neighborhoods to achieve economic self-sufficiency and well-being while dancing the night away at this black-tie event. Please note this event will require proof of vaccination as we prioritize the health and safety of all. 

WHEN: Saturday, March 19th, 2022 

WHERE: The Bellevue | 200 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 

More details to be announced, so stay tuned! 

Sponsorships now available. Please click below to review the sponsorship package in detail and confirm your sponsorship level by February 18th 2022. Questions? Please reach out to Andreina Hein (heina@congreso.net) or Andrea Martinez (martineza@congreso.net) and stay tuned for additional details to follow! 


Vaccines at Congreso

Did you know COVID-19 boosters and vaccines for children ages 5-11 are now available at Congreso’s Health Center? Call 267-765-2272 for any questions or to make an appointment.

Congreso familia, we want to hear your thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccine and boosters regardless of your vaccination status! Complete the 5 minute survey below to enter our $100 raffle and help inform and improve the vaccine outreach in our community. All responses are confidential. Questions? Email info@congreso.net.


Gracias to our 2021 EITC Contributors 

👏 Thank you for supporting our ongoing educational and youth programming. 👏 

Customers Bank 

Meridian Bank 


Philadelphia Insurance 

There’s still time to make a contribution to Congreso in 2021! Close out your year with an impactful gift to support our ongoing work in the areas of health, housing, workforce development, education, and family and parenting services. 

Did you know there are expanded tax benefits for charitable giving in 2021? Click below.


About Us

Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded in 1977 with a mission to enable individuals and families in predominantly Latino neighborhoods to achieve economic self-sufficiency and well-being. To learn more about our programs, check out our impact, or read about our leadership and advisory councils, click below!

Congreso relies on the support of generous individuals, foundations and corporate partners who support our mission. Your contribution helps us continue to provide innovative programming while growing our influence as an outcomes measurement thought leader.

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216 W. Somerset St. | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19133
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