Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ta-ma-lalala for a Good Cause

Latino Health Access vows: "Together We'll have a
Healthier Community, Even If We Have to Sell Tamales!"
(image via ruizfoodservice)

If tamales are part of your Christmas tradition, or even if they're not but you love them anway, this year I've found a couple of organizations that will be selling the tasty treats to raise funds for their respective causes.

On December 9th, Latino Health Access is having its "Tamalada" in an effort to raise funds for its diabetes self-management program. Taking place at the Latino Health Access in Santa Ana from 6 to 10 p.m., the organization is offering the options of a sit down dinner or a pre-order of a dozen chicken or vegetarian tamales. For $25, you can enjoy the "Tamalada Experience" which includes learning to make tamales, taking a commemorative photo, then enjoying your meal while listening to live entertainment.

Latino Health Access is an award winning, non-profit organization that's dedicated to helping improve "the quality of life and health of uninsured, under-served people through quality preventive services and educational programs, emphasizing full participation in decisions affecting health."

If you're still hungry after that, on December 17th, DeColores Queer Orange County will also be selling tamales, sold by the half dozen and delivered locally, free!

The organization's "Tamalona Holiday Sale" is intended to raise funds for their 2012 retreat. Available in chicken (red or green sauce), blueberry (!) and corn, DeColores is selling a half dozen for $10 and $18 for a full dozen. 

DeColores describes themselves as "a group that focuses on narrowing the gap of needs of Latino/a Queer individuals in Orange County." Their goals include creating opportunities for "social engagement, community visiblity, and political activism by organizing cultural events, support groups, civic actions, and an annual conference."

To order tamales from Latino Health Access, click here. You can learn more about the organization at their website or Facebook page.

If you're interested in ordering tamales from Decolores Queer Orange County, you can place your order here, or learn more about them via Facebook or their website.

Happy Eating!

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