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The parish of Santa María will be selling olive oil from the Rioja Alavesa for charity

Bottles can be purchased for 8 euros each at the Visitors Reception Centre at the Cathedral and in the Parish of Santa María

                Vitoria-Gasteiz, November 11, 2008 – The Parish of Santa María in the medieval city will be launching a sale of olive oil produced in the Rioja Alavesa for charity.  Specifically, the funds raised will help finance projects for the most needy, with which the parish itself works.
The half-litre bottles of ADORA (Olive Association of the Rioja Alavesa) oil can be purchased for 8 euros each at the Parish of Santa María and the Visitors Reception Centre at the Cathedral (Plaza de las Brullerías). A total of 500 bottles will initially be available for sale, although this figure can be increased if necessary. This initiative is possible thanks to the disinterested collaboration of members of the social collective Berakah, who have bought and donated the oil to the parish.
                The funds raised from the sale will help finance the social projects the parish is currently working on in collaboration with Berakah, some of the most prominent of which are microcredit grants, the welcome centre Café Calor, collaboration with Gizarterako and attention for seniors, among others.
This charity initiative was announced to the public this morning in the portico of the Cathedral by Lorena López de Lacalle, president of the board of Fundación Catedral Santa María, Juan Ignacio Lasagabaster, director of the Fundación, Alberto Alecha from ADORA and José Ángel López de Lacalle from the parish of the Church of Santa María.