Epsilon Delta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International, a professional society for women educators, recently honored three Cal Poly student teachers at its May meeting. Danielle White, Morgan Williams and Kimberly Dodge each were presented with a check from the chapter in the amount of $375, along with a basket full of teaching supplies for their new classrooms.
Danielle White was voted the top student teacher in the state of California for DKG and was awarded an additional $150. She also received $500 from the Area VIII Delta Kappa Gamma Society.
Each month, the thrift shop selects a nonprofit organization to receive a donation from their profits. June’s recipient was the Five Cities Homeless Coalition.
Previous recipients have included the Child Development Resource Center of the Central Coast, Maxine Lewis Women’s Shelter, Hospice Partners of the Central Coast, Five Cities Meals on Wheels, Caring Callers, Captive Hearts and Stand Strong, formerly the Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo.
The thrift shop is the nonprofit outreach ministry of Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church and is entirely staffed by volunteers. It is located at 114 Brisco Road in Arroyo Grande.
San Luis Obispo County
Chevron Corp. has awarded a $3,000 grant to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County community-based mentoring program. The funding from Chevron, combined with additional sources, allows the agency to serve more than 260 children throughout the county by pairing vulnerable local youth with quality adult role models.
“Our programs provide the mentoring children need to have brighter, more successful futures with better educational outcomes,” said development director Patty Carpenter. “The Chevron Corp. Community Grant program has funded our programs for the past 10 years, for a total of $24,000!”