About 40 employees from Home Depot in Atascadero and San Luis Obispo turned out for three days of hands-on work to improve the Atascadero Kiwanis Hall. The Atascadero Home Depot also provided a $6,000 improvement grant for the project.
The work on Kiwanis Hall included two new kitchen stoves, exterior siding, a new raised flower bed, a platform for a new barbecue pit and improved walkways.
All of the workers were off the clock and volunteered their time to the community outreach project.
San Luis Obispo
Tom’s Toy’s donated $1,000 of its holiday sales to Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County and supplied gifts for “Littles” (children in the program) at the group’s annual holiday party.
More than 42 years ago, Tom’s Toys owner Ted Frankel became a mentor to a 7-year-old boy through Big Brothers Big Sisters. With Ted’s support, his Little Brother finished college and is a successful accountant with a family of his own.
“Supporting children’s programs is a natural fit for a toy store and Big Brothers Big Sisters holds a place in my heart,” Frankel said
Willow Eileen Ennen received a bachelor of arts in communication and information sciences from the University of Alabama during winter commencement on Dec. 16.