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November, 2013

In this issue:

Christmas Stocking Project: the families who need your help

Dia de los Muertos: celebrating the departed with art

Why I give to Puente: Board member Laura Franco

Upcoming events: Christmas Posada

Donate to Christmas Stocking campaign for local families!

Call for volunteers!






Christmas Stocking Project: the families who need your help
When Rita Mancera thinks of reasons to donate to Puente this holiday season, she thinks of the Mendez family, who live in Pescadero. The low-income family, whose names have been changed for privacy reasons, have three young children... Read more.

Dia de los Muertos: celebrating the departed with art
What’s it like to “celebrate” the dead? That’s the concept of Dia de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday devoted to the festive commemoration loved ones who have died –and the resurrection of their memories... Read more.

Why I give to Puente: Board member Laura Franco
For some, the men working in the fields around Pescadero are part of the scenery. But when Laura Franco sees them, she thinks of her family. “I think: that could be my aunt, that could be my dad, my grandmothe... Read more.

Current & Upcoming Events at Puente
Christmas Posada procession and party – December 20
Join us for a special community Posada procession on December 20 at 6 p.m., starting from St. Anthony’s Church at 696 North Street in Pescadero. Live singers and local actors will re-enact the story of the Nativity... Read more.

Donations needed
Bring a joyful Christmas to local families – donate to Christmas Stocking Project!
The Christmas Stocking Project invites churches and individuals to collect Kmart and Ross gift cards, school supplies, small toys, and personal items for Christmas stockings that will be distributed to children and agricultural workers... Read more.

Call for volunteers!
Volunteers needed: Thanksgiving dinner (Nov 28) and Posada (Dec 2)
Puente needs volunteers to prepare dishes to serve at Thanksgiving dinner for La Sala on Thursday, November 28. Volunteers bring a dish to share and help serve, interact with the participants, and help clean up afterwards... Read more.



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