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October, 2014

In this issue:

First-ever Puente community health survey suggests much work ahead

Puente gets ready for first community Health Fair, October 19

Why we give to Puente: George Collyer and Patrick Letellier

Fall Harvest Fundraiser a delicious success

Upcoming Events at Puente

What Puente Needs This Month

Call for Volunteers!





First-ever Puente community health survey suggests much work ahead
Nineteen percent of South Coast residents don’t have health coverage. And overall, 40 percent of adults have not seen their primary care doctor in the past year, according to the results of a two-year community health survey conducted by Puente... Read more.

Puente gets ready for Health Fair, Flu Vaccines and Bike Rodeo on October 19
 A breast exam. An eye doctor. An STD test. These are all reasons someone on the South Coast might drive 25 miles to the nearest health clinic. Fortunately, anyone who comes to Puente's inaugural Health Fair on October 19 will have access to all those medical services, and more, for free. Read more

Why we give to Puente: George Collyer and Patrick Letellier
At first glance, entire worlds seem to separate George Collyer and Patrick Letellier from the community of Latino farmworkers and working mothers who form a large portion of participants in Puente’s programs. They’re a gay couple residing in a gated enclave in outer Pescadero. Read more.

Fall Harvest Fundraiser a delicious success
Sunshine, goats, ocean air, handmade gourmet food, and big smiles all around – by that measure alone, Puente’s first-ever Fall Harvest Fundraiser was a consummate success. It also achieved its primary objective, raising $32,000 for Puente’s youth programming. Read more.

Upcoming Events at Puente
The fall promises to be a busy time at Puente with its First Health Fair, Zumba Fiesta, Dia de los Muertos, Thanksgiving and , Las Posadas.  Read more.

What Puente Needs This Month
The holidays bring a world of giving opportunities at Puente. Click here to see Puente’s holiday wish list. More than 150 local families count on Puente’s generous community of donors for help with meals, clothing and other essentials during the holidays. Puente also helps parents buy their children what they need. Click here to see Puente’s holiday ‘wish list’ and contribute to the spirit of giving this winter.

Call for Volunteers!
Puente needs Spanish-English translators as well as doctors to conduct eye exams for the Health Fair on October 19; volunteers to set-up with Dia de los Muertos, to read with children, to mentor other adults preparing to take their written drivers’ tests, GED exams and citizenship tests. Read more


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