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Growing Grounds Downtown in SLO receives $2,500 grant from PG&E

From left, Jill Bolster-White (TMHA executive director), Lindsey Miller (PG&E), Linda Neugent (Growing Grounds Downtown), Christine Story (Growing Grounds Downtown), JT Haas (TMHA board president), Pat Mullen (PG&E region director) smile as a grant check is presented to TMHA.
From left, Jill Bolster-White (TMHA executive director), Lindsey Miller (PG&E), Linda Neugent (Growing Grounds Downtown), Christine Story (Growing Grounds Downtown), JT Haas (TMHA board president), Pat Mullen (PG&E region director) smile as a grant check is presented to TMHA.

San Luis Obispo

Growing Grounds Downtown, a social enterprise of Transitions-Mental Health Association, was awarded a $2,500 grant from PG&E. This grant will be used to provide a 30-hour retail training program to 10 adults with mental illness.

Growing Grounds Downtown provides individuals with mental illness employment and a supportive environment through a combination of horticultural therapy and vocational training.

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Assistance League of San Luis Obispo County received a $1,298 grant from the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in San Luis Obispo. The grant will help support Operation School Bell and will be used toward purchasing new school-appropriate clothing for K-12 students in need in San Luis Obispo County.

Once a month, Sunday service offerings of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship members are designated for community outreach nonprofit organizations.

To learn more about Assistance League, visit www.alslocounty.org.

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From left, Bonnie Long, grants committee member with Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Sue Pino, Assistance League president, and Judy Hornaday, UU Fellowship community outreach program coordinator, celebrate the donation. Courtesy photo

Paso Robles

Darryl Paul of Mayan Hardwood in Paso Robles recently received a thank-you award from the Paso Robles Lions Club for his company’s support of the Lions’ golf tournament, a major fundraising event held at the Paso Robles Golf Club in June.

Mayan Hardwood donated $500 for community needs and was given a silver award plaque by Lions Club Vice President Joel Zwick and Rolf Gehrung, chairman of donations committee.

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Darryl Paul of Mayan Hardwood, center, received a thank-you award from the Paso Robles Lions Club, presented by Lions Vice President Joel Zwick, left, and Rolf Gehrung, chairman of donations committee. Courtesy photo

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