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Angel Society donates $22,900 in Sept./Oct.

 

Last updated 11/14/2014 at Noon

Eighth grade students in Potter Jr. High School

FALLBROOK – A variety of local nonprofits and other worthy causes received funds totaling $22,900 during the months of September and October from the Angel Society of Fallbrook.

A total of $5,000 was awarded to the Fallbrook Food Pantry, which serves between 375 and 400 families each week, with 45 percent of its clients being children.

The Fallbrook Citizens’ Crime Prevention Committee received $3,000 to help at risk youth in a mentoring program called “GANAS,” (guide, advise, nurture and support). The program, intended to steer area children away from gangs and drugs, provides after-school activities at four neighborhood sites for children from 9 to 14 years old.

Operation Hope, an emergency cold weather shelter that serves North County annually from Nov. 1 through March 31, was given $2,900 to support its “health and nutrition” initiative. The program has served nearly 1,000 persons in need over the past 11 years.

The Fallbrook Trails Council, a volunteer group that maintains the trails along the Santa Margarita River, received $2,500 towards the purchase of supplies and rental equipment.

The marching band at Fallbrook High School also received $2,500 to help defray students’ costs of traveling to competitions and music festivals.

The new Fallbrook Union Elementary School District music program, which includes a range of band and choir classes at Potter Junior High and four local elementary schools, received $2,000 to help with the transportation of band students to the Music in the Parks Festival held annually at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

The Women’s Resource Center in Oceanside was given $2,000 to help provide a special holiday experience for women and children who have been displaced by domestic violence and are trying to rebuild their lives.

The American Association of University Women received $1,700 to sponsor two eighth-grade girls at a “Tech Trek” camp, where they will spend a week at college where they will also be exposed to women working in careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

The FUHS PTSA received $1,000 to set up a Student Assistance Fund. The grant will provide PE uniforms for needy students and help defray other costs including helping six graduating seniors attend Grad Night festivities.

A total of $300 was donated to the Bonsall Woman’s Club to help sponsor Christmas trees raffled at the group’s annual Christmas fundraising luncheon, to be held this year on Wed., Dec. 10.

The Angel Society of Fallbrook raises philanthropic funds through the operation of the Angel Shop, which is operated by volunteers at 1002 S. Main Ave. Donations are welcome during regular business hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit

http://www.theangelsociety.org.

 

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