Atenas Charity Chili Cook Off

Atenas Charity Chili Cook Off

Mission: "Volunteers working in partnership with our community to seek funding that will provide for the needs of the children of Hogar de Vida in Atenas, Costa Rica"

Check Out Our Video Capturing a Very Eventful Day


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What a great year we had in 2014. We want 2015 to be even better and that's where you can help! Have you been to the Atenas Charity Cook Off yet?  If not please join us for an amazing experience and help us help them!  Mark the date on your calendar for February 8, 2015 and watch for up-dates as the year progresses. 

We expect media coverage and lots of new ideas to make this day even more fun and special for you and your family!  Chili?  You bet!  Great entertainment?  You bet!  Wonderful food and drink?  You bet!  AND you get to have a say in who gets crowned for the "People's Choice" award!

And in case you didn't know, a Tico team won the grand prize in 2014 for the first time ever!  Don't forget "Koins for Kids" which you can start saving for NOW!  All of this is to benefit the Costa Rican children at Hogar de Vida right here in Atenas.

Please check in with us for news as the many chili cook off committee members put in their best efforts to make this event the most spectacular ever! Save the date!


We are proud and pleased to donate the proceeds from this marvelous event to the kids at Hogar de Vida. Thirty-five Costa Rican children live on the property of Hogar de Vida in a children's home founded by Tim and Dena Stromstad in 1995. They range in age from birth to ten years and were abandoned, orphaned or came from abusive situations.

This wonderful organization meets their daily needs in a stable home environment where they receive good nutrition, clothing, an education, spiritual training, and are surrounded by trustworthy authority figures.

The 2014 funds were used to provide a security gate for the property and help feed and care for these special little people. By attending the Atenas Charity Chili Cook Off you are benefiting these precious children in need


We’ve got a fun new promotion to raise “koins” for the Hogar de Vida kids. Start saving your koins and bring them with you on event day. We will be showcasing an exciting way for you to drop in your koins – it’ll be noisy and entertaining!!! See the promotion detail to the right.


We look forward to seeing you at the Event. If you are interested in being a sponsor, a donor, a chili team, or a volunteer, we would love to hear from you. Just click any of the headings above for information and contact details.


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