5 Tips on How to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Home

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. It is also known as Battle of Puebla Day (not Mexican Independence Day). While it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.

Cinco de Mayo will look a little different from previous year celebrations amid the Covid-19 outbreak.  We remind you to celebrate at home and have no gatherings outside the immediate household. Also, please remember the importance of social distancing and to wear a mask while having fun during the Mexican holiday.

Here are 5 tips on how to celebrate at home:

1. Support your local Mexican restaurant.

Chances are good that your local Mexican restaurant is opening for delivery or take-out.  By supporting our local restaurants today, we can help ensure they will be around tomorrow.

2. Inform yourself on the Battle of Puebla.

Take some time to learn about this holiday and why it is celebrated.  Knowing the history behind Cinco de Mayo, can help you celebrate in a more respectful and educated way. Puebla is actually one of the few places in Mexico that highlights this holiday.

3. Learn to make a true Mexican margarita.

Believe it or not, you can actually have a margaritas that doesn’t come from a pre-made mix!  There are many online recipes and classes on how to make the perfect margarita from scratch (and some creative spin-offs from the original cocktail).

4. Have a Zoom Fiesta.

Gather your friends on a group Zoom call. Set a festive background and put on some fun music and toast with a margarita.

5. Cook at home.

If cooking at home is more your style, the options are endless when it comes to Mexican inspired dishes. Enchilada’s, tacos, fresh salsa and creamy guacamole are a great place to start!

We Are In This Together! Hawley & Associates’ 1st Quarter Newsletter

1st Qtr. Newsletter - 2020

The Season For Giving Is…All Year Long!

SE Youth 5Hawley & Associates is proud to provide insurance services for many wonderful social services and child welfare organizations throughout the country who are dedicated to giving back to the people in our communities, and SOUTHEAST YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES is no exception!

Founded in 1974, Southeast Youth is a non-profit social service agency, who’s mission is to assist children, youth and families in the Seattle area in achieving safe, self-sufficient, stable and sustainable lives. They achieve their mission by providing counseling, educational, social and life skills programs for children, youth and their families.

They are located in the Columbia City area of Seattle and serve people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds and various income levels, with the majority of families being low income people of color.

This past Christmas, Hawley & Associates was honored to participated in Southeast Youth’s annual holiday giving program. It’s simple purpose is to bring a little Christmas joy to local kids who might not otherwise have a Christmas. With no hesitation, we put on our “Hawley” santa hats and elf booties and went to work! We hope we were able to help make Christmas just a little brighter for a few local kids.

Thank you, Southeast Youth for the exceptional work that you do and for making a difference in so many lives, not only during the holidays…but, ALL YEAR LONG!

Don’t become a statistic and lose your Non-Profit 501(c)(3) status!

dot org - nonprofit internet domainAll 501(c)(3) nonprofits are required to annually file an IRS Form 990.  If a nonprofit does not to file a Form 990 for 3 years, the IRS will revoke their nonprofit status. If the nonprofit relies on donors, these donors would not be able to deduct their donations as a charitable contribution.  The nonprofit would also not be eligible for any grants.  Lastly, the nonprofit would NOT qualify to obtain insurance through Hawley & Associates, LLC! Once a nonprofit status is revoked it is a long reinstatement process and it could take years.   For more information, please contact the IRS regarding your filing requirements as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

At Hawley & Associates, LLC we are proud to serve non-profit organizations by offering specialized insurance coverage to fit their needs.  Our specialties are Professional Liability, Sexual Abuse Liability, Directors and Officers Liability, Social Service, General Liability, Commercial Property and Business Auto.