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October, 2013

In this issue:

Puente’s birthday: time to celebrate!

Mobile Health Clinic gets a green light

We were desperate: health care transforms a family

Why We give to Puente: Atkinson Foundation

Pumpkin Festival, flu clinic, healthcare workshop and more

Donate to Holiday campaign for local families!

Call for volunteers!






Puente’s birthday: time to celebrate!
How do you know an organization is well loved? Come to its birthday party and talk to the people who know it best. September 22 was a special day in Puente’s history. It was Puente’s 15th anniversary celebration, held at Echo Valley Farm in Loma Mar... Read more.

Mobile Health Clinic gets a green light
Puente celebrated a major victory on behalf of the entire South Coast community in September, when the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors formally approved fundingfor a new mobile health clinic that will exclusively serve the South Coast: Pescadero, La Honda and surrounding communities... Read more.

We were desperate: health care transforms a family
Sylvia Rauch and her husband Ted were used to doing without health care. She gave up her private health coverage when it got too expensive; he was denied due to a pre-existing condition... Read more.

Why we give to Puente: Atkinson Foundation
Some foundations are like the nonprofits they sustain: humble, quietly supportive, and focused impacting people’s lives on a personal, grassroots level. That would be a good way to describe the Atkinson Foundation... Read more.

Pumpkin Festival, flu clinic, healthcare workshop and more
Pumpkin Fest at Pescadero Grown! Farmers’ Market! (Oct. 17) & Day of the Dead (Oct. 31),FREE flu shots (Oct. 31 & Nov. 5), Free workshop on NEW healthcare options (Oct. 26)... Read more.

Donate to Holiday campaign for local families!
The Holiday Stocking Project invites churches, clubs, organizations, and individuals to collect Kmart and Ross gift cards, school supplies, small toys, and personal items for holiday stockings that will be distributed to children and agricultural workers. Help fill stockings with school supplies, toys and personal items for the children and families served by Puente... Read more.

Call for volunteers!
Altar set-up - Dia de los Muertos (October 31),Tutors needed! Change someone’s life, Join our La Honda office team as a volunteer... Read more.


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