Lakeshore Latino Outreach Center was formed in 2007 to give the "voiceless" a voice, a vehicle by which to seek help and be helped at one single point of service. Since then we have assisted hundreds of families in the Greater Holland Area.
A piñata made in the shape of the Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony (ACEH)
logo by the talented women of Las Comadritas. Wham, wham, wham—the kids hit the well-made piñata again and again until finally—Success! Candy poured out, the kids scrambled to pick it up, and the beautiful piñata hit the dust.
"Las Comadritas" is a women's art therapy group that meets every Monday and Wednesday.
Preserving and celebrating the Latino culture and tradition is integral to our mission.
Piñatas were brought by the Spanish to Mexico. They were used to evangelize the native people of the region. The bright colors symbolized temptation, the blindfold represented faith, and the candy represented heavenly riches. Today, the piñata is still part of Mexican culture, the cultures of other countries in Latin America, as well as the United States.