FALLBROOK – Donations totaling $12,500 were approved by the board of directors of the Angel Society of Fallbrook at its meeting in June.
The Senior Care Foundation topped the list of recipients with $5,000 in funds to help defray the increasing costs of its Care Van service. The funds will also be used to purchase a new overhead projector for computer learning, as well as to remove two overgrown ficus trees.
The Palomar College Foundation received $3,000 in funds to help needy students from Bonsall, Fallbrook and Rainbow with textbooks, scholarships, and emergency needs assistance.
Receiving $750 in funds, the St. John’s Episcopal Church “Backpack Project” provides backpacks and supplies to needy children in Fallbrook. Also receiving $750, the Fallbrook Alumni Association operates a “Backpack Buddy” program, providing backpacks filled with supplies for students at Fallbrook High School.
The San Diego Rescue Mission received $1,000 in support for its new Children’s Center, which provides daycare for up to 36 children of homeless mothers seeking education or employment.
Four other organizations were also awarded funds, each receiving $500 in philanthropy. They include Fallbrook Pop Warner; Fallbrook Youth Rugby League; Fallbrook Villa Soccer Girls; and Operation Showers of Appreciation, a nonprofit organization that honors military families with gifts for their newborn babies as well as support during difficult times.
In addition, Lila Sandshulte, outgoing philanthropy chair, announced the names of the recipients of the Angels’ 2014 college scholarships. They are Joellen Banks, Hailey Drew, Michelle Madden, Taylor Steele, Aimee Steen, and Nuri Melo.
Officers of the 2014-2015 board of directors were also presented. They are Kathryn Kopitzke, president; Jackie Edgerton, first vice president; Fran White, Kathy Gausepohl, and Lorrie Valeron, second vice presidents/philanthropy; Nancy Chapman, third vice president/membership; Alex Wilson, treasurer; Judy Messina, recording secretary; Susan Coughlin, Angel Shop chair; Gerri Ankerman, building maintenance chair; and Vivien Steere, president ex. officio/parliamentarian.
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