LULAC Fundraiser Benefits HISD Campus

School Supplies Drive at Mandola Villa Benefits HISD Campus

Style Magazine Newswire | 9/9/2016, 5:19 p.m.
On Wednesday, September 7, the rustic Italian Villa at 2817 West Dallas Street belonging to the Vincent Mandola Family hosted ...

HOUSTON, TX – On Wednesday, September 7, the rustic Italian Villa at 2817 West Dallas Street belonging to the Vincent Mandola Family hosted the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 402, “The Education Council” for a charity drive benefiting the Houston Independent School District’s Roy P. Benavidez Elementary School.

Attendees donated school supplies in exchange for scrumptious hors d'oeuvres prepared by the culinary team at Grappino di Nino. As a member of LULAC Council 402, Council Member Robert Gallegos donated backpacks in support of the "Back to School Supply Drive". All donations will benefit the students of Roy P. Benavidez Elementary School, a Ttitle I school located in SouthWest Houston.

Those in attendance included Judge Richard Vara, Dr. Robert Kimball, Herlinda Garcia, Dr. Luis Salinas, Beatrice Lopez, Maria DeLeon, Fernando Alarcon, David Bustillos, Dianne Gordon, Edward Ybarra, and chair Herlinda Garcia among others.

About LULAC Council 402, “The Education Council”: The League of United American Citizens (LULAC) was founded in 1929 and is one of the most widely respected Hispanic civil rights organizations in the United States of America. LULAC was created as a response to the denial of basic civil and human rights to Hispanics, despite their contribution to American society. Their mission is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population.

About the Vincent Mandola Family Restaurants: The Vincent Mandola Family Restaurants have been serving award-winning, authentic, Italian cuisine and fine wines in Houston for over 38 years. With several concepts including Nino’s, Vincent’s, Grappino di Nino, Pronto Cucinino, and a Gelataria, each offers an enjoyable and enticing dining experience, spotlighting a rich Sicilian heritage and recipes full of flavor, authenticity, and quality.

About Roy P. Benavidez Elementary School: Houston Independent School District’s Roy P. Benavidez Elementary School is a Title I school located in SouthWest Houston serving students from a number of countries who reside in the Gulfton community.