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FundLatinos, a recently-launched crowdfunding website, offers a trusted environment for Chicago-area Latinos to raise money for personal and community causes. From Quinceañeras and wedding celebrations, to education, medical, business and community-based initiatives.

“In the spirit of generosity that surrounds the Thanksgiving holiday, we are waiving our 5% fee on all donations to fundraising campaigns on Our aim is to support Latinos who create fundraising campaigns to raise money for their personal and community needs,” said Andrew Vassallo, general manager of FundLatinos.

According to the Latino Community Foundation, charitable causes close to Latinos’ hearts include: religion (32%), education (15%), human services (12%), and gifts to foundations (12%).

“FundLatinos builds on the Latino community’s natural inclination to help neighbors, friends and family,” said Jeffrey Glass, chairman of FundLatinos. “We hope that Latino individuals will take advantage of our ‘No-Fee November’ to create meaningful campaigns that help them succeed in their fundraising efforts.”

One current campaign was created by two Colombian-born twin sisters, Angelica and Diana, who joined FundLatinos to help open their Chocolaffe storefront in Revere, Massachusetts. Chocolaffe will sell Angelica and Diana’s clever combination of chocolate and Colombian coffee, and their creation called, Maninuts (roasted peanuts covered in sesame seeds).

“We decided to start our business on our own, as independent businesswomen,” said Angelica Cardona Ramirez. “We are so happy to join the FundLatinos family, and we’re thankful that anyone can make their own campaign so that we can support one another.”

FundLatinos also encourages non-profit organizations to participate by hosting their campaigns on FundLatinos. While the website will be waiving fees for personal and community campaigns through November 30th, fees are always waived for all charitable organizations.