Cacique Teams Up with UNO Schools to Support Education

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - EducationCacique currently has underway its first-ever school fundraising program “Cacique and You Can Help Your UNO School.” The number one brand of Hispanic chesses, chorizos and creams, seeks to engage more than 4,000 students as part of a novel social responsibility campaign. The program aims to donate up to $10,000 to UNO Charter School Network in order to help improve students’ learning environment in predominantly Hispanic communities.

“Cacique and UNO have partnered to offer an exciting platform to encourage parents and students to give back and support their school community,” said Tirso Iglesias, director of marketing and sales for Cacique.

The program is open to all students up to 8th grade currently enrolled in one of the participating schools under the UNO Charter School Network (UCSN) umbrella. Kids and parents simply clip the barcodes (UPCs) from any Cacique product and turn them in to the teacher in charge at their school. For every barcode redeemed, the UCSN will receive a 10 cent donation.

“The program will not only build school spirit, but will get students to work with their parents towards a cause,” said Carlos Jaramillo, deputy chief of staff and program coordinator for United Neighborhood Organization.

The program runs through April 30th and is sponsored by Pete’s Fresh Market, Cermak Fresh Market and other participating local independent stores. For more information, visit the Cacique Facebook page at

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