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Good news about Sarah and Nick Attala, Norcast and Family Care Network

Sarah Attala, right, was awarded a gold President’s Volunteer Service Award. She is pictured with Jack’s Helping Hand co-founder Bridget Ready.
Sarah Attala, right, was awarded a gold President’s Volunteer Service Award. She is pictured with Jack’s Helping Hand co-founder Bridget Ready.

San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo High School students and cousins Sarah and Nick Attala have been awarded a gold President’s Volunteer Service Award and a bronze President’s Volunteer Service Award, respectively.

Sarah, 15, received the national award in her age group (11 to 15) by donating more than 100 hours of service to nonprofit organizations in San Luis Obispo County, including 46 hours to Jack’s Helping Hand.

Nick, 18, received the award for his age group (16 to 25) by donating 100 hours of community service. He also volunteered at Jack’s Helping Hand, contributing 35 hours to the organization.

The cousins were both junior councilors at Camp Reach for the Stars, a camp for children with cancer.

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The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden recently received a $350 donation from Norcast Telecom Networks’ Community Partners Program.

The donation was delivered by Norcast employees Jacquie Johnson and Cheryl Lovell, who also volunteered their time at the hands-on landscaping and gardening workshop led by the staff from Sage Ecological Landscapes.

SLO County

The Family Care Network has received a $5,000 grant for its Housing Support Program from The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County.

The grant will enhance the new program that aims to provide homeless families with safe housing and one-on-one case management support.

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