Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, January 30, 2019.- OXXO customers granted $ 1,395,296.20 pesos distributed among four civic society organizations from Monterrey, collected as part of the OXXO Customers Rounding Program during November and December 2018, to support the nutrition of children and adults in vulnerable situations, empowering children and young people and healthcare for people suffering from psoriasis.
The delivery of resources is part of OXXOs commitment to the community of Monterrey and its interest in contributing to its development and positive transformation. The four civic society organizations that received the support of OXXO customers, are:
- Rosa Blanca Meal Center (Trash for Food A.C.) that will benefit more vulnerable people through food and nutrition, medical services, education, and basic necessities.
- Cultura y Solidaridad Social A.C. (Culture and Social Solidarity NPO.), through which more girls and boys from four months to four years coming from single mother households with low incomes, will receive attention and care.
- Modelo de Formación Integral Diseña el Cambio A.C. (Integral Training Model Design the Change NPO) that will empower more girls, boys, and young people to become agents of change.
- Vida Nueva sin PSORIASIS A.B.P. (New Life without PSORIASIS, Public Charity) that will help more people to get access to treatments and therapies to fight the disease.
When receiving the resources, María Fernanda Vara Martínez, President of the Organization Modelo de Formación Integral Diseña el Cambio A.C (Integral Training Model Design the Change NPO said that within her institution, “through a school competition, students carry out projects that improve their environment, and those that achieve a greater impact are rewarded.
The OXXO Customers Rounding Program will allow us to award more prizes to children and young people from our state who adopt the Feel, Imagine, Do and Share methodology; to reward their effort and motivate them to continue being part of this movement, thus becoming the heroes that our state needs. “
For his part, Clemente Benavides Mora, Human Resources Manager of OXXO’s Plaza Monterrey Sur, added “we thank our customers for their contributions and trust, our store mates for continuing to join the program, as well as each of the institutions of the civic society here present who work for the people of our city. We hope to continue working with you in the future, because without all of you this would not be possible”
The OXXO Customers Rounding Program was created in 2002 with the aim of being a channel for OXXOs customers to support institutions working on healthcare, social assistance, environment, and education, amongst other causes, through their donations. Through this program, OXXO seeks to be a link between its customers and civic organizations, and to date, they have supported nearly 2,000 organizations nationwide. In the case of Monterrey, in 2018 $9,514,631.62 million pesos were collected, which were delivered to various institutions of the civic society in that city.
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