Michael Salgado gave back to the community this week as his Para Mi Gente Foundation provided Christmas gifts for families in need.
The star handed out gifts with the help of Santa Claus to children on San Antonio’s west side on Tuesday, according to photos and videos posted on Salgado’s official Facebook page.
Salgado’s Para Mi Gente Foundation has provided for many families in need over the past few years, including turkeys during Thanksgiving and many other times throughout the year.
Salgado talked about his foundation and how funds a raised to help those in need.
“It’s been a few years now when it got started, we helped a few families, less fortunate people out there, so I do what I can and the foundation,” he said. “People need to understand when we do photos, they don’t understand, maybe, on the charge of the picture, but all that many goes to help the less fortunate people to try and give the less fortunate kids some toys at Christmas time. It’s definitely a good cause.”
Salgado was recognized for his contributions to the music industry and charitable organizations with a proclamation and resolution at the Texas State Capitol on May 2.
Texas State Representative Eddie Lucio III, of District 38, filed and passed House Resolution 1366 honoring Salgado for his success and charitable efforts through his organization, the Para Mi Gente Foundation.
“Mr. Salgado is not only a gifted performer, but a passionate philanthropist,” Rep. Lucio said in a press release. “Over the years, Mr. Salgado has demonstrated a high level of dedication to his community.”
Salgado’s Para Mi Gente Foundation benefits the community through efforts with the Children’s Shelter of San Antonio, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.