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Cinco de Mayo: Celebrate with a Donation to a Top-Rated Hispanic & Latin American Charity Today!

   Apr 28, 2023

It is a popular misconception that Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexican Independence Day. Instead, it honors a single battle during the Franco-Mexican War. Cinco de Mayo, or May 5th, is the holiday that celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. CharityWatch invites donors to check out our Top-Rated Hispanic & Latin American charity list and know that you are giving wisely.

Top-Rated Hispanic & Latin American charities include:

Hispanic Federation works to empower and advance the Hispanic community.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund works through scholarships and student/family services, and aims to provide students all the tools they need to get a college degree and succeed in life.

LatinoJustice PRLDEF works to protect the civil & human rights of all Latinos in the U.S. They work to create a more just society by using & challenging the rule of law to secure transformative, equitable & accessible justice by empowering the community and by fostering leadership through advocacy & education. 

NOTE: Though Cinco De Mayo is a celebration of Mexican heritage, for purposes of featuring charities in this alert CharityWatch has included LatinoJustice Puerto Rican Legal Defense & Educational Fund, as part of PRLDEF's mission is to protect the civil and human rights of all Latinos in the U.S. 

ATTENTION: The charities listed in this alert were Top-Rated by CharityWatch at the time of its publication. CharityWatch updates our ratings throughout the year. To see if a particular charity is currently Top-Rated, please click on its name, below.

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