The non-profit association Lakeside Charities Grant Program selected seven local service organizations for its summer 2019 funding awards to support worthy community projects. In total, 152,700 pesos were disbursed to the recipients during the October 3 meeting of the Sunrise Rotary Club.
Program coordinator Margy Kassier announced that the latest beneficiaries and their respective projects are:
• Centro de Desarrollo Jocotepec (Cedejo), Sexual Health and Family Planning Workshops in San Pedro Itzicán.
• Chapala Sunrise Rotary Club, Water Filtration and Education Workshops in Ojo de Aqua.
• Have Hammer Will Travel, Solar Panels for Workshop Efficiency.
• Casa Hogar una Esperanza en el Corazón (Hope House), Hydroponic Greenhouse Remodel and Equipment.
• Lakeside Presbyterian Church, School Uniform Supply Bank.
• Niños de San Antonio, Community Kitchen and Health and Education Annex.
• Deporte y Desarrollo para Crecer (Poco a Poco-Civil Protection Brigade), Educational Workshops, Kidney Testing Supplies and Trash Collection in San Pedro Itzicán.
“These grants demonstrate the best of who we are as a community. Lending support to one another, striving to connect and pool our resources and skills to build healthier and affirming lives for all,” Kassier remarked, adding that the Grant Selection Committee sorted through multiple applications submitted by organizations operating in the entire span of the North Shore corridor.
“Since our first grants in 2017, almost 600,000 pesos have been awarded to 27 projects,” she noted. “Most of our funds come from donations solicited by Charlie Klestadt. Volunteers like Charlie and many of you are what make our lakeside community such a wonderful place to live.”