Swimming 2.5 Miles to Help Struggling Families

Matt and Mariko know that many families in our communities have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognizing their privilege, they came up with a fun, unique idea to help struggling families by raising funds by swimming 2.5 miles across the Saratoga Passage that separates Camano Island and Whidbey Island.

They raised $1,045 – exceeding their initial goal of $500 – and completed 2.5 miles in under 90 minutes! Matt said, “We know there are definitely individuals that are in need of El Centro de la Raza’s resources now more than ever. We hope this inspires others to host small fundraisers that cumulatively can have a significant contribution to the resources El Centro de la Raza can provide.”

Mil gracias, Matt and Mariko, for supporting our families and for your hard work!