Bronca Apparel Connecting Humanity - $100 Gift Certificate

Bidding Supports: Can Do! (San Rafael, CA)

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$100 USD
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Dec 1, 2022 10:00 PM PST
Bid History:
2 Bids

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BRONCA produces rural goods, similar to those the Portelas used and loved when they lived in the Uruguayan countryside, but with a contemporary twist?and fifty percent of profits go to feeding kids who have been dealt an unfair hand from the start.

BRONCA was founded in 2018 by twin brothers Jose Ignacio and Juan Pablo Portela. Though born in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo, at the age of five they moved with their family to a small, rural town.

As of their sixth birthday, the twins started attending school. They would rise at five in the morning, mount their horses, and ride fifteen kilometres to class. Dressed in traditional rural attire, from the alpargatas on their feet to the ponchos on their backs, the Portelas made the journey every weekday for the next four years.  The experience had a profound impact on the Portela brothers. Thirty years later, the injustice suffered by those children was still playing heavily on their conscious. The anger they felt ?the bronca?was still burning within them. It was time to act.

They built BRONCA with one clear mission: to nourish and support underprivileged children around the world.


Item Special Note

  • No cash value. 
  • Item must be picked up at the Can Do! office by December 16th, 2022. 
  • There will be no delivery of items.