Charity Night Zurich 2020

Charity Night March 18, 2020


19:00 Door opening & registrations
Welcome Cocktail & Entrées

Close-up Magic
Frank Borton

19:45 Introduction
Film “Cartoneros y sus Chicos”

Renata Jacobs
Founder and Vice President of the Board
Fundación “Cartoneros y sus Chicos”

Flying Dinner

Guest Speaker
Award-winning architect and filmmaker
Founder and CEO of Mars City Design

Musical break

Guest auctioneer Dr. Bertold Müller
Managing Director Christie’s
Continental Europe, Middle East, Russia and India

Argentinian Rock & Pop band

Closing Remarks

Disco time

Miami Fundraising Dinner

Last December 4 th , our 2 nd event for Cartoneros y sus Chicos was held in Miami. It was generously organized by the Grosskopf family, who offered the magnificent Fendi Château Residences facilities and served a delicious dinner, in addition to contributing exclusive works of art, jewellery and many beautiful prizes to be auctioned and raffled.

A group of 80 distinguished guests, mostly Argentines living in Miami, stood in solidarity with our cause in favour of education and eagerly bid for the objects being auctioned, thanks to which the significant amount of USD 150,000 was raised.

Guests also enjoyed a tango show and musical presentations.

We would like to express our most sincere gratitude to all the participants and to our sponsors, who helped to make this a truly successful event.

Poverty in Argentina Hits 40.8%

According to the latest Argentine Catholic University’s (UCA) Argentine Social Debt Watch report, 40.5% of our population lives in poverty.

In addition, extreme poverty (those people who are not able to meet even their basic food needs) is as much as almost 9% of the population.

The situation is specially worrying for children and adolescents, with 60% of them living below the poverty line.

The full report can be found here:

2019 Buenos Aires Solidarity Gala

On Wednesday October 2 nd we hosted our 8 th Solidarity Gala in Buenos Aires.

The event was attended by over 300 guests, many of whom have supported us from the beginning. We would like to express our special gratitude to them, who know our history and are an important part of it.

There were also many new companies who came to know about us and, with great generosity, joined us in this opportunity. We would like to thank you for letting us share with you what we do and we hope we can continue counting on you.

Thanks to all your contributions, a total of 3,357,500 pesos were raised. This will allow us not only to continue with our usual activities, but also to think of new projects in order to keep reinforcing the education of waste pickers’ children.


Gala Night 2019 in Zürich

On March 14 th , our 8 th fundraising gala for Cartoneros y sus Chicos was held.

It was a very special night at the Aura Zurich, where about 250 guests, including many friends and industry, business, sports and entertainment personalities gathered to support this cause.

On February 28 th , the new Cartoneros y sus Chicos school was opened in the district of Pilar, in the Province of Buenos Aires, an event which was honoured by the presence of the Argentine Ambassador to Switzerland, Mr. Luis Maria Kreckler.

In her welcome speech, Mrs. Renata Jacobs thanked all the attendants. Special gratitude was expressed for the multiple Oscar winning film director Arthur Cohn, who travelled especially from Los Angeles to attend the event.

This year, the event focused on the auction of wooden dolls painted and decorated by our children, works by Daniel Genovesi and Henriette Albin, luxurious hotel stays, exquisite culinary experiences, T-shirts autographed by players of the local soccer team, FC Zurich, and by the Swiss, Liverpool FC player Xerdan Shaqiri, and tickets to see matches from both clubs’ VIP grandstands.

Guests engaged in lively bidding and a considerable amount was raised for the project. Thank you very much!