Last year, Remitly, joined forces with Ana Patricia Gámez, host of Despierta América, to launch the #renovandopromesas campaign in benefit of the Fundación Apoyo Infantil foundation in the state of Sonora, Mexico.

During the #renovandopromesas campaign, 20 dollars were donated each time someone signed up to use Remitly and send money to Mexico. Over $8,000 dollars were raised during the duration of the campaign to benefit the foundation.

The Fundación Apoyo Infantil, or FAI, is a very meaningful cause for Ana Patricia, since she was born and raised in the state of Sonora, Mexico. This foundation is dedicated to improving the conditions and quality of life of Mexican children, teenagers and families that live in poverty in both urban and rural areas of Sonora.

Where do the donations go?

The donations will be used to cover the basic needs of the children in the foundation, including tables, chairs, computers, mattresses and a new stove that will replace one that stopped working recently. In addition to the donations from the campaign, the Remitly office in Seattle will sponsor 24 boys and girls, and personally deliver clothes, shoes, socks and other basic needs to them.

This Saturday, April 21st, the Remitly team along with Ana Patricia, will be at the foundation to deliver the donations. We  will also help paint, install mattresses, tables and chairs. In addition, we will have a delicious Sinaloa-style barbecue with music and games so that the children can have a day of fun.

The event will be live-streamed throughout the day on our Facebook and Instagram accounts, so don’t forget to follow us throughout the day so you can see the difference these donations make.

Thank you so much!

Finally, we want to thank YOU for making all of this possible. This campaign would not have been possible without your transfers to Mexico. The generosity and effort you show every time you send money to your loved ones in Mexico has now extended to the children in the FAI Sonora foundation.

From all of us at Remitly, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!