Angel Society donates $20,000 to nonprofit groups
Last updated 1/18/2015 at Noon
FALLBROOK – The board of directors of the Angel Society of Fallbrook approved $20,000 in donations to various community groups at its meeting in December.
The Fallbrook Music Society topped the list of recipients with $10,000 to help support its youth music education outreach programs, which are presented free of charge to all local school age children. The annual cost of the program is $35,000 and must be raised entirely by donations.
Save Our Forest received $2,500 to help continue its Treescape Project, which was started in 1995 for the purpose of planting trees. Since then, the group has raised a total of $235,585 in grant funds and planted thousands of trees in the community.
Fallbrook Youth Baseball received $2,000 to help defray its costs, which include the leasing of playing fields, utilities, trash removal, and landscaping. The program’s Opening Day Ceremony will be held this year at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28.
Palomar Family Counseling Service in Fallbrook received $1,500. The nonprofit group was founded in 1956 to provide help for children and families who are struggling with a range of emotional, behavioral, and social issues.
The Fallbrook Pregnancy Resource Center, which offers free counseling and other services for the needy, also received $1,500.
The Fallbrook Chorale, which provides vocal music to Fallbrook and surrounding communities, received $1,000. The group entertains on national holidays and at other commemorative events.
The FUHS CREW Club also received $1,000. CREW stands for Creating Relationships with Every Warrior. The purpose of the club is to socially integrate students with disabilities into the campus culture. This is achieved by pairing a student with disabilities with a general education peer so that they can participate in school activities together. The funds will go towards a field trip to Safari Park.
The FUHS Girls Volleyball program received $500 to help defray the costs of equipment and tournaments.
The Angel Society raises philanthropic funds through the operation of the Angel Shop, a thrift store located 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.