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Good News for U.S. troops overseas, Assistance League and SLO Winds

PG&E employees joined with other volunteers at Si Tenenberg’s home to assemble care packages for U.S. troops overseas.
PG&E employees joined with other volunteers at Si Tenenberg’s home to assemble care packages for U.S. troops overseas.

PG&E employees recently partnered with Si Tenenberg, founder of Troop Care Packs, to put together care packages for U.S. combat troops overseas.

Since 2006, Tenenberg and volunteers have put together more than 12,000 care packages for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The PG&E volunteers packaged according to a specific request from troops: toiletries, food, snacks, clothing items and magazines, along with a letter of thanks and support.

For more information, visit www.troopcarepacks.org

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The San Luis Obispo Skiers Club recently made a $500 donation to the Assistance League of San Luis Obispo County in support of its philanthropic programs.

The league consists of volunteers who serve families and children through its programs such as Operation School Bell, which provides new, school-appropriate clothing to more than 20,000 students from low-income families in the county.

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Thanks to a $500 grant awarded by Central Coast Funds for Children, the San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra (SLO Winds) will be able to present a children’s concert this fall.

“We are extremely grateful to receive the grant, as this concert will give kids an opportunity to experience a children’s version of music theory and appreciation through a live concert, as well as post-concert during breakout sessions with our musicians,” said Shannon McNeely, president of the SLO Winds board of directors.

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