Puente “rallies” for the holidays

Change in all things is sweet.
Aristotle (384-322 BC)

Dear Puente supporters, near and far,

Change in all things is sweet. And so it is with Puente.

As we move from the memorable days of Día de los Muertos to Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Las Posadas, and the Solstice, Puente is fully embracing this season of change. And as always, we need your help.

I’d like to introduce Puente’s new Rally page. At this time of year, especially, we’ve chosen a new online platform to tell the powerful stories of our beloved community – a way to connect our supporters more deeply with Puente.

By following us on Rally, you’ll hear first hand from members of our diverse community of farmers and farm workers, teachers and students, adults and youth. When you donate through our page, you’ll see that your gift supports Puente’s work right on the site.

We’d like to initiate this new program by asking for your help. Living far from other holiday programs, 140 South Coast children rely on you, their Puente community, to make their holiday dreams come true.With your support, their working parents will receive a gift card that will allow them to shop for gifts for their children they couldn’t otherwise afford. $7,000 will make a difference- that’s just $50 a child. 68 families, with 140 children need your help to reach our goal this holiday season.

We are proud to announce that a generous donor will contribute $10 to Puente for each new donor who uses Rally this holiday season. Even better, the Sobrato Family Foundation will match new and increased gifts to Puente for our holiday program, dollar for dollar.

At the end of the day, how Rally works is completely in your hands. With this change, we hope to be able to honor your giving, both online and off. So, please, give Rally a try – follow usdonate to us and send me your feedback (klobel@mypuente.org).

Thanks for all you do!

With affection,
Kerry Lobel
Executive Director, PUENTE

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