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Good News for Jack’s Helping Hand and the Women’s Shelter Program

Cal Poly Greek organizations participated in Greek Week competitions to benefit Jack's Helping Hand.
Cal Poly Greek organizations participated in Greek Week competitions to benefit Jack's Helping Hand.

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Jack’s Helping Hand, a local nonprofit organization that provides support to children with cancer and special needs, is celebrating recent donations from Cal Poly, Cuesta College and Paulding Middle School students.

Cal Poly Greek Life raised more than $3,400 for the nonprofit during Greek Week in May. Cal Poly Greek organizations teamed up to compete in a series of games to raise money for local nonprofits.

A few groups of students from Cuesta College’s communications class used their creative skills to make special signs and bags for children attending Camp Reach for the Stars, the nonprofit’s annual summer camp in Cambria for children with cancer.

Paulding Middle School students raised more than $3,000 for the nonprofit during their Burpee for a Cause competition. Over the past four years, students at Paulding have raised more than $20,000 for nonprofits focusing on the health and fitness of those in need, according to a news release from the organization.

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The Women's Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County was recently awarded a three-year $600,000 Legal Assistance for Victims grant through the federal Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women.

The grant will support legal services through direct representation and advocacy for local survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking, to help strengthen victim safety and autonomy.

For more information, visit www.wspslo.org.

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