This campaign, a legacy from Santiago College´s founders, which promotes solidarity and caring for others by gathering food to help those who need it, will take place from August 4th to August 24th.
Harvest Assembly is one of Santiago College´s centennial traditions and part of the education of those who pass through our classrooms. The tradition of celebrating harvest once a year, after gathering and giving thanks for the crops remembering the pilgrims who arrived in North America, is part of the legacy of Ira and Adelaide La Fetra, SC founders. This, together with the importance of sharing with others, is commemorated in this ceremony in which students symbolically deliver the food gathered by our community.
Miss Lorna Prado Scott, headmistress of Santiago College, explains that this year we decided to join this celebration together with Solidarity Day, since both seek to develop in our students a sensitivity towards the needs of the different communities we belong to. The pandemic has created a difficult scenario for many people, and social and economic inequalities have worsened, especially for persons with disabilities who have seen how preexistent disadvantages and limitations in the process of social integration, that are a part of the daily experience, are exacerbated.
Therefore, Harvest 2021 aims to raise awareness about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal N° 10: “Reduction of inequalities”, focusing on people with disabilities. Among the information highlighted by the ONU about this subject, it points out that even though social protection has been significantly extended globally, persons with disabilities are up to five times more likely than average to incur in catastrophic health expenditures.
All the food collected, between August 4th and August 24th, will be distributed to charity institutions. In this opportunity, the food will be donated to Hogar San Ricardo, Fundación Rostros Nuevos del Hogar de Cristo, Centro John Wesley, Fundación Las Rosas, Hogar San Vicente, Casa Sagrada Familia, Fundación Pléyades, NGO Núcleo Humanitario – soup kitchens (12A project) and charity baskets and soup kitchens from the Methodist Church.
The invitation is to get together as a community, to put ourselves in other people´s place and to contribute with our solidarity and commitment to help those who need it the most.
|1 kg powder milk + 2 soups|
|2°||6 tomato sauces + 6 toilet paper rolls|
|3°||1 kg detergent + 3 boxes of tea (20 tea bags each)|
|4°||2 kgs lentils or chickpeas + 2 kgs salt|
|5°||2 kgs lentils or chickpeas + 1 jam|
|6°||2 kgs rice + 1 powder Milo (280 grs approx)|
|7°||5 packs of spaghetti + 1 lt oil|
|8°||3 kgs sugar + 2 cans jack mackerel|
|9°||2 lts oil + 1 kgs rice|
|10°||5 kgs flour + 1 can jack mackerel|
|11°||1 kg detergent + 2 jams|
|12°||2 kgs rice + 1 box tea (110 tea bags)|