Miriam Lopez from RRBB’s Maplewood office, as Vice Secretary of The National Association of Cuban American Women (NACAW) in Union City, NJ, helped organize the annual dinner/dance fundraiser earlier this month. Miriam is pictured here with Senator Bob Menendez at the event. Each November, for the last 33 years, the association holds a dinner/dance fundraiser for the toy giving on The Three Kings Day. According to the association, “This event is about passing on our Christian tradition to the new families, we put on a play [from the Gospel of Matthew] on stage, along with entertainment for the kids. Then we have music for the adults and raffle off large gifts for the kids.”
The National Association of Cuban American Women (NACAW) was first established in 1977, is a tax exempt non-profit organization that provides a multitude of direct services for minority women. Membership extends from NY & Washington, DC to as far out as Florida & CA. Among many objectives, one of the organization’s main goals is to increase awareness of education and career opportunities for women, as well as in the numerous opportunities provided by local, state & federal agencies.