FALLBROOK – Wings of Change was honored as one of the 15 recipients in Harrah's Resort Southern California's "All-in 4 Change" charitable program. In total, $250,000 was awarded, with three community partners to receive awards in addition to 15 nonprofits selected in the online competition.
The awards were presented at a luncheon held at Harrah's So Cal Resort located in Funner, California. Stephanie Holbrook, the founder, accepted an honorable mention award for Wings of Change, the only environmental organization to receive an award this year.
According to the general manager Jill Barrett, there were over 100 applications this year and over 750 applicants since the program was created in 2015. The top winner was Feeding San Diego, an organization that operates food distribution programs throughout San Diego County including Fallbrook.
Holbrook said, "Wings of Change is humbled, honored and grateful to be in the presence of so many wonderful nonprofits, including Canine Companions for Independence, Navy Marine Corps Proud Foundation, and the Armed Services YMCA. To listen to the impact they are making in our community is truly inspiring.
"Wings of Change would like to thank the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians. They have been able to help improve thousands of lives in San Diego and Riverside Counties through their many programs designed to give back to their community." Holbrook added.
"On behalf of the Rincon Tribe, we are honored to partner with Harrah's Resort Southern California to continue to support those in our community," said Bo Mazzetti, Chairman of the Rincon Tribe. "If we can play a small role when it comes to positively impacting someone's life through the help of our local nonprofits, then we know that we're doing exactly what we need to do."
Wings of Change is a nonprofit in Fallbrook dedicated to spreading the word about the importance of butterflies, and how they ultimately affect fire safety, drought tolerance and keeping our earth cooler. It offers ongoing free Butterfly of the Month classes in person and online. Look for more information at WingsofChange.us.
Submitted by Wings of Change.