FALLBROOK – A total of $11,000 in philanthropy to help fund several community projects was approved by the Angel Society of Fallbrook at a meeting of its board of directors held in April.
Topping the list of recipients at $2,500 was the Fallbrook Citizens Crime Prevention, a local group that requested funding to help underwrite the cost of its three anti-crime programs. The programs include GANAS, a mentoring program for children; Adopt-A-Block, an activity program for children ages nine through 12 held at various church locations; and Front Porch Projects, which helps establish communications between owners, tenants and neighbors at apartments in “high risk” areas.
Another $2,400 was donated to San Onofre School, located within the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District, to help fund its annual fourth grade trip to “Before the Mast,” a living history maritime program at the Ocean’s Institute in Dana Point. Nearly 75 fourth-grade students spend the night on one of two Tall Ships, The Brig Pilgrim or The Spirit of Dana Point. The class also raised an additional $3,100 by sponsoring a nacho booth at the school’s Fall Festival and a Family Ceramics Night at the military base where families paint ceramics and tiles for the school’s “tile wall.” The total cost for the trip is $5,500.
Three local art programs also received funding.
Fallbrook High School was granted $2,000 to help sustain and improve its three-year film program, which enrolls nearly 63 students and sponsors an annual film festival featuring several student movies. The Fallbrook Art Association received $1,500 towards its Art Assist program, which teaches art to children in Fallbrook’s elementary school district. The funds will help buy quality art supplies for the children. The association also sponsors an annual art show which will be held this year at the Mary Fay Pendleton School and Brandon Gallery. KOPA, the high school’s award-winning literary magazine, received $500 in funding.
The Friends of Community Center Summer Camp was awarded $1,800 to help the group continue to provide safe and enriching summer activities for local youth. Planned and supervised by an experienced, college-trained staff, the camp offers a program of sports, games, educational activities, field trips and other summer fun for boys and girls age six through 12.
Finally, the Fallbrook Gym Girls’ Booster Club was funded $300 towards the cost of new equipment, trophies and tournament fees.
In other business, the Angel Society of Fallbrook will hold its 32nd annual meeting and luncheon on Thursday, May 27 at the Pala Mesa Resort, 2001 Old Hwy 395 in Fallbrook. “Angels Love Children” is the theme of the event, which will start at 11 a.m. with a treasure sale, followed by lunch at noon. Entertainment will be provided by the CAST Show Choir entertainers. For more information, call (760)