BETHESDA, Md. (July 9, 2014) — The Latin Expo Group and the Auto Care Association (ACA) said they are making a joint $10,000 donation to the Niños de Cristal charity this week during the first-ever Latin Auto Parts Expo in Panama.
Niños de Cristal is a Panamanian charitable institution that cares for children with osteogenesis imperfect, a genetic bone disorder also known as brittle bone disease, characterized by fragile bones that break easily.
The presentation of the check was to be made at 5 p.m. today by Gustavo Lima, CEO of Latin Expo Group L.L.C., and Kathleen Schmatz, president and CEO of the ACA during the expo's official inauguration ceremony.
“We are pleased that with our Latin Auto Parts Expo special partners Auto Care Association we are able to contribute this small token of support for such a wonderful charity in Panama,” Mr. Lima said. Ms. Schmatz added that the ACA “views partnerships as more than just business, so we are delighted to demonstrate our compassion to a worthy local cause that helps the children of Panama.”