It has been five very busy days so far this week. The hard-working Coats for Kids team and our wonderful volunteers served 262 families in Atascadero on Wednesday, after setting up coats and jackets for adults and children in the National Guard Armory on Monday and Tuesday. Tomorrow (Saturday, Dec. 15) we will distribute more coats and jackets in Paso Robles, to 443 families, at the Paso Robles Event Center in the Frontier Building.
The Armory is a huge space and we seem to fill every inch with not only Coats for Kids, but with the Kiwanis toy area, the Atascadero Loaves and Fishes food box area, and the Salvation Army voucher table.
On the setup days and the distribution day, the Armory is filled with at least a hundred volunteers at any given time, all getting everything ready for our North County families, who have registered for this Christmas project.
The families have pre-registered at the Loaves and Fishes office and have shown a need. Items have been donated by our caring communities or purchased with donated money.
Visit Coats for Kids on Facebook to see pictures from the event in Atascadero. Thanks go to Loaves and Fishes members, Jeanne and Carl Robbins, for coordinating the Atascadero Christmas Project.
If you would like to volunteer in Paso Robles tomorrow (Saturday) just come to the Paso Robles Event Center Frontier Building between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Hope to see you!
Here’s a reminder for your new 2019 calendar! Tickets go on sale on Jan. 14, for the 2019 Friends of the Atascadero Library “Dancing With Our Stars” event. The theme will be “Atascadero Time Machine: Back to the ’80s. Visit AtascaderoDWOS.org for more information.
Congratulations to Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin who was re-elected to serve another term on the Paso Robles City Council, and to Heather Moreno, who took the oath of office this week to serve as Atascadero’s Mayor.
Thanks go to Tom O’Malley who has served the City of Atascadero well, as its first elected Mayor. Good job, Tom!
I like this quote that appeared on a memo from The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County — I think it is appropriate at this point.
“Could anything be better than waking up every day knowing that lots of people are smiling because you chose to impact lives, making the world a better place.” — Anyaele Sam Chiyson