Charity seeking volunteers for folk fest

A tradition going back over 50 years, the June Folk Fest at Lar Sírio will take place June 9 in São Paulo, sponsored by the Arab Chamber.

Thais Sousa
tsousa@anba.com.br

São Paulo – A tradition going back over 50 years, the June Folk Fest (Festa Junina) at Lar Sírio is taking place on June 9 in São Paulo, with sponsorship from the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce. A civil society non-profit organization, Lar Sírio (Portuguese for Syrian Home) was established by young people from Homs, Syria and has been doing social and education work for 95 years now. It currently caters to 3,000 children and youths and their families.

The Lar Sírio staff is seeking out volunteers to work in the fest stalls. Just like last year (pictured), the organization is expecting about 250 workers, among staff and volunteers. Applicants 16 or older are to call the fest coordinator at +55 11 2092-4811

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Volunteers will man the stalls

Admission costs 1 kg non-perishables. “It’s a very traditional event. The Arab community are regulars! We would like for more people to attend, because (Lar Sírio) is part of the community’s legacy, and the fest is a chance for people to interact with the people we assist,” said Lar Sírio chairman William Adib Dib Junior.

Admission costs 1 kg non-perishables. “It’s a very traditional event. The Arab community are regulars! We would like for more people to attend, because (Lar Sírio) is part of the community’s legacy, and the fest is a chance for people to interact with the people we assist,” said Lar Sírio chairman William Adib Dib Junior.

There will be 32 stalls offering traditional June folk fest foods, including Arab options and sweets. There will be dance presentations by the assisted children. Proceeds will be spent on daily services rendered to the kids and their families.

Lar Sírio is also seeking sponsors for the stalls. Would-be sponsors can call Lisandra Martins at +55 11 2092-4811, who handles Institutional Relations at Lar Sírio.

Quick facts

Festa Junina
June 9
11am-7pm
Rua Serra de Bragança, 1086 – Tatuapé, São Paulo, SP
www.larsirio.org.br
Admission: 1kg non-perishable foods

Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

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