Local nonprofit Jack’s Helping Hand was recently selected both as the recipient of the Cal Poly President’s Community Service Award and as the beneficiary of Cal Poly’s Greek Week 2016, where students raised more than $4,200 for the nonprofit.
“The partnership we have with Cal Poly is special,” said Karen Borges, executive director of Jack’s Helping Hand. “We get to build a connection between the students, faculty and staff and the children we help.”
The nonprofit is dedicated to helping families of children with cancer or special needs.
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SESLOC Federal Credit Union’s Feeding Young Bodies and Minds campaign has raised nearly $9,000 for the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County’s Lovin’ Lunchbox and Children’s Farmers Market programs.
The funds, which were raised by SESLOC and local community members, will help support feeding programs for the more than 16,000 children who participate in the free or reduced-price meals program during the school year.
“We’re proud to support these programs that promote well-nourished minds and bodies and help prepare our youth to succeed in school and in life,” said Geri LaChance, CEO of SESLOC.
The Paso Robles Lions Club recently donated $500 to the Boys and Girls Club of North San Luis Obispo County. Lions Club members Joel Zwick and Dan Meneike made the presentation to Boys and Girls Club CEO, Kate Morgans.