WEEK 9: PROGRAM INTRODUCTION
DECEMBER 9, 2015
First off, thank you delegates for bringing in your gifts to support Giving Tree. The women and children at Casa Theresa are extremely grateful. Our meeting was attended by Yvonne Lopez, Casa Theresa's Volunteer Coordinator and Donation's Manager who explained the impact Casa Theresa has on women, and the impact our gifts will have them. We also heard a beautiful inspirational speech from Ben Resnick. Following that, we broke out into our program areas for the first time. I hope you all are excited for what is coming! Thank you to our Program Area Leaders for stepping up and showing us the ropes! The Forum program area had a special visitor this week: Kim Brinkley, the California YMCA's Head of Forum. Wednesday was an exciting day where we were able to give back, meeting special visitors, and begin the second half of our Youth and Government adventure- Program Areas.
The next donation date will be on Wednesday, December 9th, and will be for $500. We are looking good budget-wise and will definitely be able to hit the total $1450 amount, if not come under.
If you are a person who requested a scholarship, and anything has changed, I would ask that you consider being able to donate at least a portion of the total. Every little bit someone gives can allow us to lower the cost of everyone else.
I would like to extend a huge thank you to the St. Hilaire family for providing a full scholarship donation.