Youth Day fundraiser aiming to help orphanage in Mexico and businesses in Winters

There are few times when a purpose of a raffle ticket can support a business in Winters and an orphanage in Mexico, and Youth Day 2019 will be one of them.
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There are few times when a purpose of a raffle ticket can support a business in Winters and an orphanage in Mexico, and Youth Day 2019 will be one of them. Winters resident Fernando Gutierrez will be hosting a raffle to raise money for LIGA International and raise awareness of local businesses.

Founded in 1934, LIGA is a charity organization that brings doctors to parts of rural Mexico where medical care is often inaccessible. Doctors provide free medical care for impoverished children and adults at weekend long clinics.

Since 2016, Gutierrez has gone on at least a dozen trips with LIGA, working as a translator for medical professionals. His most recent trip was this past weekend.

Gutierrez began raising money for the orphanage in 2016. He says that the orphanage is a simple house, with a few rooms and two stories. In the past he has brought the children computers pre-installed with word processing programs, so that they can do their homework at the orphanage.

This year, Gutierrez wanted to find a way to fundraise for the orphanage while supporting Winters. A life-long Winters resident, Gutierrez says that he cares about promoting local businesses. He wants people to be aware of all the local options they can turn to before leaving town or ordering from Amazon. Spending at local restaurants and businesses cycles the money through the town, Gutierrez says.

So far Preserve, Chuy’s Taqueria, Anytime Fitness, Cloth Carousel, Steady Eddie’s, Putah Creek Cafe, Ace Hardware, Berryessa Gap Wineries, Ireland Real Estate and others have donated prizes to the raffle. Ireland Real Estate has sponsored the printing of the raffle tickets at Winters Printing Company.

The raffle will be held at the City park on Youth Day, Saturday, April 27.

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