Today, we give a shout-out to Don Hanna, La Puente's PALS Director. COVID has hit families hard--parents are laid off, children can't engage in their usual extra-curricular activities. Our community needed PALS more than ever, so Don and his team stepped up to the plate. PALS is an after-school licensed children's program, who believes Positive Activities Lead to Success. Staff and volunteers work to provide children with a structured and nurturing environment. Thanks Don for all you do!
Join us in welcoming Meagan to the La Puente family. Meagan is the new property manager for Adelante's supportive housing program. We are excited to have you as part of the team! #strongertogether
Don't forget, Milagros Coffee House is still operating! We are open for carry-out orders and outside-dining. As part of La Puente's Enterprises, Milagros works to spread our mission; while also providing a safe space for our community members. Swing by and support Milagros at 529 Main St, in Alamosa!
Today, La Puente thanks Sarita Estrada for all of her hard work. As Adelante's Colorado Community Response Senior Family Advocate, Sarita works with families across the SLV to help improve their safety and well-being. Sarita works with each family, individually, to help connect them with the resources and tools they need to be successful. We appreciate everything you do!
Each year, La Puente hosts a backpack drive for the students of San Luis Valley. We understand COVID has made preparing for school even tougher for families, so we decided to host the Backpack Drive again this year. Help us prepare students for the school year to come! Visit lapuentehome.org/backpackdrive to learn more.
Alamosa Food Bank needs your help! This pandemic has resulted in many folks losing access to food -- either physically or financially. The Alamosa Food Bank alone has experienced a large influx of new and existing clients since COVID hit. La Puente is proud to continue serving the community, but needs support. We have adapted our procedures to keep both the client and the volunteer safe. We are in need of folks to help pre-package food boxes and/ or deliver those to local homes. To volunteer or get more info, please call: 719-345-7554
Lately the SLV has seen an uptick in COVID cases. We at La Puente want to remind you to wear your mask this holiday weekend. Stay safe and have fun!
Communities are stronger when they work together. La Puente offers free, daily meals to the community and is excited to develop local partnerships in this hunger-relief effort. We wanted to provide at least one hot meal a day and involve local businesses. So, if businesses sponsor and distribute a meal, La Puente will pay for each plate served! We are proud to partner with these local hunger-warriors! Moki's Food Truck, Ef's Food Truck, SLV Pizza, Locavores, and Milagros. Contact (719) 588-0373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
La Puente wants to thank Tom Morin for all of his hard work in supporting the Alamosa Food Bank. Of all the banks in the our SLV Network, the Alamosa one is most utilized -- and that was before COVID hit! We need support now more than ever. To ensure the safety of our staff and volunteers, we've developed socially-distanced procedures. This way, we can continue supporting our community and one another. Call 719-345-7554 to volunteer!
Join us in thanking Graham Hunt La Puente's Emergency shelter Case Manager. Graham is a hard working individual and that didn't change when COVID started. Graham has showed initiative at the shelter doing intakes, health screening and keeping the shelter clean & sanitized for our clients. He has also aided clients in finding stable housing during the pandemic. Thank you Graham for your hard and dedication to La Puente & its mission! #strongertogether #slvstrong
Join us for La Puente's Valley Educational Gardens Initiative - VEGI Garden Nights tonight! At Boyd Garden from 5-7 pm, and every Tuesday thereafter through September 29. We will be practicing social distancing and volunteers are required to wear a mask. Come help share the work and share the harvest with VEGI! #strongertogether #slvstrong
ReThreads is now reopen for business by appointment. This is thanks to La Puente's own Tracey Bubb. Her hard work, dedication, and drive has kept ReThreads running despite the pandemic. Thank you, Tracey! ReThreads is a free community resource to ensure those living on a limited income can have access to clothes, home goods, and other necessities. We connect people to what they need to make their house a home. Call (719)588-9052 to make an appointment with Tracey.