FALLBROOK – Donations totaling $9,250 were approved for several local programs at the March meeting of the board of directors of the Angel Society of Fallbrook. This brings the group’s total amount of funds donated to the community in the first quarter of 2010 to $33,950, said Marilyn Miller, second vice president and philanthropy chair.
The Boys and Girls Club of Fallbrook topped the list of recipients with $5,000. The funds mark an annual contribution to support the group’s after-school programs, which include a supervised homework and study period, along with music, sports, crafts, computer and other enrichment activities.
A total of $2,000 was bestowed on the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society to help purchase new exterior signage and replace a weathered banner that is mounted on the front wall of the museum. Staffed entirely by volunteers, the museum is open free to the public Thursday through Saturday. The group also hosts weekly work sessions for several groups of adults with developmental disabilities.
Keep Fallbrook Clean and Green’s (KFCG) battery recycling program was awarded $2,000 to help the all-volunteer group maintain its multiple battery containers at Major Market, Fallbrook Public Utility District and other locations in the community. Now in its third year of operation, KFCG recently reported it has recycled 10 tons of household dry cell batteries.
Finally, the board approved $250 to help sponsor the Live Oak Elementary PTA’s fifth grade field trip to Riley’s Farm in Oak Glen, Calif. The trip allows 249 students to explore through hands-on workshops the domestic, agricultural and cultural heritage of Colonial America.