Santa Semana Baskets
Santa Semana (Holy Week) is a week of elaborate processions and celebrations. Alfombras (street carpets) are crafted from coloured sawdust, flowers, pine needles, coffee, vegetables, candles, and fruits. Colourful handmade decorations and embellishments are hung in the churches. Those with the resources celebrate with traditional meals and pan de yemas (sweet breads).
While a time of celebration, this holiday week can be even more difficult for many of our families. They depend on daily work in order to buy food for that day. With the public holiday, there is not much work and consequently little food.
Giving a Semana Santa basket is a wonderful gift that will make this holiday special. The basket contains traditional foods and the fresh-baked, fragrant sweet breads.
A basket of food for a family is $60; a bag of food for the elderly is $26.00.
Please click on Donate (at the top of this page) and make this holiday very special for your sponsored family, elder, or for a family who does not yet have a sponsor. In the detail box, note that it is for a Santa Semana basket (or bag) and provide the sponsored name and number (or designate for a family or elder in need).