This is an article about portfolio company, Mi Padrino.
Kim Gamez, Jackson native and founder of Mi Padrino, has started a fundraiser and hopes to raise enough money to donate 100,000 much-needed CDC-approved N95 surgical masks to the medical community. She is using her unique online business platform to get the job done.
“Mi Padrino is an event planning platform for the Hispanic community based out of Jackson, MI that helps hundreds of thousands of families plan and fund traditional Hispanic celebrations,” says Gamez. “Last year alone we had over 900,000 users of the platform. In Hispanic culture, you will have ‘padrinos’ (godfather or sponsor) to help pay for different parts of your event, kind of like crowdfunding or a gift registry.” Mi Padrino sources goods from all over the world that they sell online, while also allowing their users to create event pages and receive gifts online.
View source version on wkhm.com: https://www.wkhm.com/2020/03/30/mi-padrino-founder-organizes-fundraiser-to-donate-n95-masks-to-health-care-workers/