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April, 2013

In this issue:

The best of times: Puente staffers reflect on 15 years

From farm worker to board member: Gabriel’s story

Puente: the next 15 years

Why We Give to Puente: Carol Young-Holt and David Sandage

Call for volunteers!

What does Puente need this month






The best of times: Puente staffers reflect on 15 years   
Puente marks a major milestone this year: its 15th anniversary. Since 1998, Puente has grown several times over. But it has stayed true to its roots: fostering prosperity, health and social justice for hundreds of South Coast... Read more.
From farm worker to board member: Gabriel’s story
To understand Puente’s heart, you must first meet Gabriel Echeverria. He was the first local nursery worker the Rev. Wendy Taylor befriended. He helped Rev. Taylor connect with other male farm workers in the community... Read more.

Puente: the next 15 years
One day in 2007, Puente Executive Director Kerry Lobel invited Puente staff and volunteers to her home for a communal brainstorming session. Puente had just merged with North Street Community Services under Lobel’s leadership. After... Read more.

Why We Give to Puente: Carol Young-Holt and David Sandage
If Rev. Wendy Taylor is the spiritual mother who gave birth to Puente, Carol Young-Holt and David Sandage are its fairy godparents. The couple moved to La Honda in 1989 without suspecting that they would eventually help... Read more.

Call for volunteers!
April 26: Día de los niños volunteers We are looking for several people to help with set up and cleanup for our Día de los niños celebration on April 26. We are also looking for volunteers to help with games and activities... Read more.

What does Puente need this month?
Glad you asked! Puente needs healthy snacks for our children and adult programs. Fruit, granola bars, juices, individual soups and popcorn – all are welcome. On Rally, Puente is also fundraising in honor of our Executive... Read more.

 


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