Stephanie Quintero '16 Recognized by 'Linkages to Learning' Organization
Stephanie Quintero '16 was recognized by the 'Linkages to Learning' organization for her philanthropic work. Stephanie founded Chicos and Kids in 2010, alongside her brother, Chris Quintero '14. The organization helps refugee children in Maryland and children in Guatemala and Colombia. This Fall, Chicos and Kids collected more than 700 donations of toys and winter clothing items. During winter break Stephanie organized a holiday party for low-income families and refugee children.
A total of 87 children and 25 parents attended the party. St. Andrew's students and alumni volunteered at the party and contributed donations for the kids.
The children were treated to games, arts and crafts, entertainment, and food. At the end of the party, every child was given a gift. Stephanie will continue to work with Linkages to Learning and work with children in Colombia and Guatemala this summer.