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Jul 20 2016

Making connections in the Latino community

Four Unbound staff members are headed to the NCLR Annual Conference to share their love for Unbound with the Latin American community. Pictured, from left, are Barclay Martin, Gustavo Aybar, Dora Tiznado and Paola Moreno.

Four Unbound staff members are headed to the NCLR Annual Conference to share their love for Unbound with the Latin American community. Pictured, from left, are Barclay Martin, Gustavo Aybar, Dora Tiznado and Paola Moreno.

This week, four Unbound staff members from our Kansas City office will travel to Orlando, Fla., to represent Unbound at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Annual Conference. NCLR is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S., and Unbound is proud to participate in the conference, connecting the Latino community in the U.S. with families served by Unbound in the 13 Spanish-speaking countries where we work.

This will be the second time Unbound has had a presence at the NCLR conference, beginning last year when the gathering was held just down the road from the main office in Kansas City. Unbound will be set up at booth #908 in the exposition hall and host a drawing for a free awareness trip to Guatemala.

“We want the NCLR community to know that [Unbound] does a lot of work in Latin America, so it’s a great opportunity for people to get involved, make connections and give back,” Unbound’s volunteer outreach manager, Claudia Vázquez-Puebla, said. “The impact that [sponsorship] makes and the results we have is something that needs to be out there in all kinds of communities.”

Previously involved with NCLR on her own, Claudia paved the path for Unbound to participate in last year’s NCLR conference. This year, four other Unbound staff members will attend, forming an experienced, passionate and bilingual team.

One of those four is Paola Moreno, who first heard of Unbound at last year’s conference when she helped out at a booth for a radio station.

“Claudia came to talk to us about Unbound,” Paola said. “And out of nowhere, I said, ‘Are you hiring?'” Paola had a job at Unbound within a few weeks as an outreach volunteer coordinator, and now is returning to NCLR to represent Unbound.

Paola Moreno, an Unbound representative at NCLR 2016.

 

Like Paola, the other Unbound staff members attending NCLR are deeply passionate about Unbound’s work with families living in poverty and love to tell its story. From talking about the connections sponsors make with their sponsored friends to passing out Unbound materials, the team is excited to engage with people of all backgrounds.

Gustavo Aybar, an Unbound representative at NCLR 2016.

 

At the Unbound booth in the expo hall, the team will share Unbound’s work and encourage attendees to participate in the giveaway for an Unbound Awareness Trip to Guatemala, which includes airfare. Following and sharing about Unbound on various social media platforms will generate entries into the drawing, and a lucky winner — who will get to see Unbound’s work firsthand — will be announced in coming weeks. The contest will spotlight those at the NCLR conference, but will be open to anyone on social media who would like to participate.

Dora Tiznado, an Unbound representative at NCLR 2016.

 

In addition to the booth and the trip giveaway, the Unbound team will also have the fun opportunity to meet with Unbound sponsors who live in the Orlando area. Local sponsors are invited to join them at the booth so the staff can hear about their experiences as sponsors and personally thank them.

Barclay Martin, an Unbound representative at NCLR 2016.

 

Unbound is honored to be a part of this year’s NCLR conference. Learn more about Unbound’s work in Latin America by visiting our blog.

Learn more about the giveaway and enter to win the trip to Guatemala!

Go to Instagram and enter to win this tote bag and tumbler!
May 25 2015

Enter to win Unbound gear on Instagram

Go to Instagram and enter to win this tote bag and tumbler!

Go to Instagram and enter to win this tote bag and tumbler!


It’s contest time again! We are doing an Instagram giveaway for an Unbound tumbler and tote bag. Get out your device and go to Instagram to enter. Here’s how:

1. Find @UnboundOrg on Instagram and follow us.

2. On our Instagram page, look for the image pictured above and “Like” it.

3. Then tag two friends in the comments.

That’s it. All entries will be checked twice. The winner will be announced on 5/29 (contest ends 5/28, 11:59 p.m. (CST)). The winner will be chosen at random and will be tagged in the comments of the Instagram post. The winner must send a direct message via Instagram to @UnboundOrg to redeem the prize.

Please note: This giveaway is in no way sponsored by Instagram. By entering you are confirming that you release Instagram of any/all responsibility and that you agree to Instagram’s terms of use. Open to U.S. followers only.

Good luck!

Jun 6 2012

And the CFCA caption contest winner is …

Thanks to all who submitted a caption entry in our contest!

Jammin', Risin' and Dreamin'

Our talented panel of judges (a.k.a. CFCA employees) has selected a first-place winner.

To keep things impartial, the judges heard the caption only when they were judging and not the author’s name.

And the one that won, based on the most votes:

(drum roll please)

“Practicing for their debut at the Grand Ole Opry, the Jones Brothers add tricks to their act, like microphone swallowing.”
ñ Kristi Widmer

Kristi will receive a “Zamboanga” music CD and recognition from the general CFCA community. Congratulations!

As a side note, this photo was taken when Barclay Martin and Rick Willoughby were performing at the “Rise and Dream” world premiere at the Thin Line Film Festival in Denton, Texas.

Rise and Dream” is the CFCA documentary film about 13 teenagers in the southern Philippines whose spirits outshine the challenges of their daily reality.

May 18 2012

CFCA caption contest: Jammin’, Risin’ and Dreamin’

A world premiere, a CFCA documentary film, a wonderful time in Texas … it can only mean one thing.

A CFCA caption contest!

CFCA caption contest - Rise and Dream premiereHow would you describe the action going on in this picture? Share with us your clever caption by adding a comment below.

(Hereís a refresher on our guidelines ñ we donít accept offensive or inappropriate comments, profane or abusive language.)

Please submit all your captions to us by noon CDT on Wednesday, May 30.

A team of qualified panelists (a.k.a. CFCA employees) will select and announce the winning caption in early June. The winner will receive a prize of a “Zamboanga” music CD as well as recognition from the general CFCA community.

Enjoy!

Jul 5 2011

And the CFCA caption contest winner is …

CFCA caption contest: Plenty of pineapplesThanks to all who submitted a caption entry in our contest!

Our talented panel of judges (a.k.a. CFCA employees) has selected a first-place and second-place winner.

To keep things impartial, the judges heard the caption only when they were judging and not the author’s name.

Honorable mentions:

  • “The fruits of a united CFCA family towards a self-sustainable life.” ñ John Mary Ategeka
  • “The team readies for the annual pineapple eating contest!” ñ Brenda Williams

Second-place winner:

“After rounding up the renegade pineapples, these skilled workers can finally make a delicious pineapple platter.” ñ Sarah

And the one that won, based on the most votes:

(drum roll please)

“Watch as I show you how to take this pineapple in my hand and put it in this can-unbelievable!” ñ Marci Stone

Marci and Sarah will receive a handy, eco-friendly, reusable CFCA grocery bag and appreciation from the general CFCA community. Congratulations!

As a side note, this photo was taken by Dan Pearson, CFCAís director of international operations, when he was in Guatemala visiting a CFCA livelihood project.

The men in the picture all have ties to CFCA ñ sponsored, formerly sponsored, CFCA scholars or relatives of sponsored members. They make jam from pineapples to help provide income for their families.

Jun 22 2011

CFCA caption contest: Plenty of pineapples

CFCA caption contest: Plenty of pineapples

Warm and sunny temperatures, delicious pineapples … they can only mean one thing.

A CFCA caption contest!

How would you describe the action going on in this picture? Share with us your clever caption by adding a comment below.

(Hereís a refresher on our guidelines ñ we donít accept offensive or inappropriate comments, profane or abusive language.)

Please submit all your captions to us by noon CST on Wednesday, June 29.

A team of qualified panelists (a.k.a. CFCA employees) will then select and announce the winning caption in early July. The winner will receive a prize of a CFCA grocery bag as well as recognition from the general CFCA community.

Enjoy!

Feb 3 2011

Congratulations to our CFCA caption contest winner…

CFCA caption contest
We’d like to thank everyone who submitted a caption entry in our contest.

Many submissions, particularly those about safety vests, made us laugh, smile or giggle at our office desks, probably to the surprise of anyone passing by!

All of these were handpicked by our talented panel of judges (a.k.a. CFCA employees), who heard the caption only when they were judging and not the author’s name.

Everyone agreed that the contest was difficult, and the winner beat the frontrunner by only two votes.

Honorable mentions:

  1. “You might want to hoof it or youíll be late for your flight” ñ Catherine Kellerman
  2. “If he follows us home can we keep him?” ñ Barb Kellerman

And the one that won, based on the most votes:

(drum roll please)

“Come on down to PABLOíS USED BURROS and pick out your next ride! Special offer this Sunday, all certified used burros receive a 10 point safety check and a nose to tail 30km or 30hr warranty. (Taxes and delivery extra, hats and safety vests not included in this offer).” ñ Ken

As winner of the caption contest, Ken will receive a beaded Walk2gether bracelet and appreciation from the general CFCA community.

For any of you wondering what the story behind this caption really is, here’s Paul Pearce, CFCA director of international programs, pictured right of the donkey:

“I think at the 20-kilometer mark (of Walk2gether), we always received fruit during our rest break of about 15 minutes.

“Kris (Paul’s wife, pictured left) saw these three donkeys about 200 yards down a small dirt road and wanted to go say hi.†Two kept a distance, but the one in the photo walked right up to her and really enjoyed being petted.

“Kris is a complete animal lover and the many donkeys, llamas, alpacas and woolly Peruvian dogs can all tell as she made lots of friends along the way. Ö I believe the fruit (pictured with Paul) is an orange, mango and peach.”

Jan 20 2011

CFCA caption contest: Donkeys and deserts

Update: We have finished judging on this caption contest and have announced the winner. Thanks to all who participated.

Frigid temperatures, Walk2gether in the Andes, beautiful landscapes and ambling donkeys Ö they can only mean one thing.

CFCA caption contest

A CFCA caption contest!

How would you describe the action going on in this picture? Share with us your clever caption by adding a comment below.

(Here’s a refresher on our guidelines ñ we don’t accept offensive or inappropriate comments, profane or abusive language.)

A team of qualified panelists (a.k.a. CFCA employees) will pick the winning caption in early†February. The winner will receive a prize of a Walk2gether bracelet as well as recognition from the general CFCA community.

Enjoy, and feel free to pass this on to your friends!