Fiesta4Hope, Inc. was founded in 2018 by Catherine Bagin and Rianna Lehane after attending a school service trip to Puerto Rico. Fiesta4Hope is an official 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, has appeared on WABC Tiempo with Joe Torres, was published in a book about inspiring stories, and ran a learning immersion trip with 14 volunteers to Aibonito, Puerto Rico. Fiesta’s mission is to support vulnerable communities that have been affected by natural disasters, through the promotion of sustainability. With our current focus remaining in Puerto Rico, we are partnered with Centro PASO, a non-profit community center in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. PASO provides counseling, emergency food and medical supplies, educational workshops for children and adults, and much more. Since connecting with PASO, we have secured full funding for a solar panel system that will allow the center to continue their work, despite the unstable energy grid they are located in.
Funded by Awesome Without Borders (December 2020)