With the goal of expanding the connections between Argentine expats and social organizations in Argentina, HelpArgentina collaborates with Argentine groups in several countries that work to improve the social situation in Argentina. Among these are Sumando Manos and Manos del Sur, two foundations based in Miami, United States.
Sumando Manos Foundation is a non-profit organization created by a group of Argentinian friends living in Miami. They work with HelpArgentina to provide food for children at the Proyecto Hogar Casa Ligüen - Hogar Marcelino, in the City of Buenos Aires.
Sumando Manos’ mission is to help at risk children and adolescents in Argentina so that they can have access to a better present and future. Since its creation in 2005, the foundation has organized various fundraising events and has coordinated and implemented projects involving nutrition, health, education and infrastructure that have benefited more than 7,000 children in 12 Argentine provinces.
With the assistance of HelpArgentina, Sumando Manos provides support to the Proyecto Hogar Casa Ligüen - Hogar Marcelino, located in Parque Patricios, in the city of Buenos Aires. These facilities provide housing, food, health care and recreation to 23 children aged 6 to 16 who are under the guardianship of the juvenile courts.
Manos del Sur Foundation is a nonprofit organization created in Miami by Latin American professionals in order to help children in the countries of origin of the members. In Argentina Sumando Manos collaborates with HelpArgentina to provide support to the Virreyes Rugby Club, located in the district of San Fernando, province of Buenos Aires. The club serves more than 550 children between 6 and 22 years who come from households with unsatisfied basic needs.
In 2012 Manos del Sur’s support allowed 50 new young players to get involved in rugby, providing a tool for social integration through sports and giving children 6 to 9 years old access to a space that allows them to develop personal skills and learn the values of rugby: solidarity, respect for rules, tolerance and the teamwork.
Since 1999, the foundation has established a bridge between donors and organizations that help children in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico and Nicaragua. To this end, they created the Integrated Assistance Program (PAI), a system of distribution of funds to help with health care, nutrition and education of children in need.
HelpArgentina is pleased to support and facilitate the financing of social projects in Argentina by foreign donors and institutions.