La Movida Radio will broadcast live from the Catholic Multicultural Center lobby on Friday sharing stories and encouraging people to stop by or call to offer their financial support as they help raise money for the Catholic Multicultural Center at its annual Radiothon fundraiser and community celebration on Friday, Dec. 8.
The Radiothon raises funds for the non-profit on Madison’s South Side that serves the community with free daily community meals, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, food and personal hygiene pantries, employment search assistance, and more.
The Catholic Multicultural Center started 77 years ago as the St. Martin House. True to the ‘multicultural’ in its name, the Catholic Multicultural Center (CMC) has served immigrant individuals and families from 55 countries so far this year.
“As conflicts and crises around the world cause more people to come to America to escape violence and economic deprivation, CMC is here to welcome them, assure that they have a strong start in Madison, and help them become integrated into our community,” said CMC Director Steve Maurice in a statement.
The cost to enter the Radiothon is a donation of $1 or more to the CMC to enjoy delicious Latin American food, performances of Indian solo dance, a concert violinist, classical guitar by Richard Hildner, Mexican folk and Aztec dance by Carlos and Sonia Avila, and a storytelling exhibition.
New this year to the Radiothon, there will be a silent auction with over 15 packages to bid on from local businesses including date nights to local restaurants, a road trip to a brewery, a tailgate package and more. The auction will remain open through the end of the Radiothon event, closing on Friday at 7 p.m.
The Catholic Multicultural Center is located at 1862 Beld St. on Madison’s South Side.
For more information about Friday’s Radiothon, visit cmcmadison.org/radiothon.