Drawing Alegria is made up of many important people who believe in and share the same mission. It is made up of the co—founders, surgical team, volunteers, event sponsors and all those who donate.
Ultimately Drawing Alegria looks to give back to communities in need by creating healthier, happier lives. Striving to give back to communities in need is important, and it is time to do so by funding and organizing Surgical Journeys to treat Cleft Lip and Palate. This is a condition affecting many children living in poverty in Latin America, and it presents several threats to overall health and social development.
Meet the Cofounders
Francisco and Dario Garzon are not only the co-founders of Drawing Alegria, but they are also brothers. They’ve always both shared the vision of giving back to the community. They came from a region in Colombia where many children live in difficult health, nutrition and housing conditions. So in 2014 they concluded that what better way to give back to the community than to help those struggling children to lead healthier, happier lives by providing them with opportunities for the future. They were able to find a way to give back which combined Francisco’s administrative and interpersonal skills while leveraging Dario’s interest, connections, and experience in the health industry.
Meet the Surgical Team
The people who evaluate and perform the surgeries. Without their expertise and high quality of work, we would not be able to do what we do. The surgical team is made up of surgeons, anesthesiologists, scrub nurses, and nurses. These are some of the people that make up that team.
You believe you’d make a great addition to our surgical team
Meet some of our volunteers
Those who volunteer their time make part of a new generation of leaders making a difference. Volunteering with Drawing Alegria presents exciting new learning opportunities and experiences. Time, dedication and passion makes our volunteers the best around. These are only some of our amazing volunteers.
Become one of our amazing volunteers yourself
Meet some of our sponsors
Our sponsors are successful professionals in their respective fields which have a passion for social responsibility. They sponsor our annual charity golf tournament and will sponsor our Zumbathons, the first of which will take place later this year. These are some of our sponsors.
Become a sponsor yourself
Meet some people who have donated
A huge part of what we do is collecting and pooling donations in order to reach and serve as many children with cleft lip and palate as possible. The people who donate, no matter how big or small, are essential to our success. Meet just some of the incredibly compassionate and generous people which have donated to Drawing Alegria in the past and continue to donate today, and figure out why they have chosen to support the cause.
Donate today to join them
Make the difference
From donations and sponsorships to volunteer and
fundraising opportunities, there are many
ways to help support Drawing Alegria
Drawing Alegria is a fundraising organization supporting Surgical Journeys for Cleft Lip and Palate in Latin America who is working in partnership with FutureWatch EDEP “Building Healthy and Sustainable Communities” as a registered Canadian Charity Organization with registration number 890403843RR0001.
All eligible donations will be provided a tax receipt in January/February of the year following the donation. Tax receipts are provided for cumulative giving over $20.00 in the year and only if we have your full name and mailing address of the donor. A donation made to any appeal represents a notation to the entire FutureWatch on behalf of Drawing Alegria. To help the most children, we use your donation where it can do the most good by pooling it with the donation of others.