Coming up.. May 22.. Our annual.. But a little different this year.. VEGI KICK OFF! Make sure to register for this unique event. You will learn all about the VEGI program all while cooking a fresh meal guided by the VEGI staff. Register and learn more at lapuentehome.org/vegikickoff
This weeks #MemberMonday is Parker! Parker is from Gillette, WY and serves at La Puente's shelter and Crisis Prevention Resources program. Read below to learn a little more about Parker: Why did you decide to join AmeriCorps? I served in Olympia, WA as an academic interventionist for youth at risk of failing and later did an internship in a prison for youth. I'm interested in continuing to study the effects of community involvement in youth outcomes, and transformative justice for traditionally oppressed groups. Why did you decide to serve at La Puente? I joined La Puente home to study rural
A huge shoutout to Tim Romines for the generous donation of furniture! This donation will be used to stock our Rainbows End locations as well as furnish the new homes of Adelante clients. Thank you so much! For questions regarding donations, please call 719-589-5909
La Puente's Legacy Fund gives community members the opportunity to cement their legacy of giving by donating to the future of La Puente and the well-being of our community. Watch our 2021 Legacy Fund video below to learn about 4 community members who are dedicated to improving life for future generations both through their personal work and their partnerships with La Puente.
This year Crop Walk will be held on Sunday April 25th. Registration is open now so get your friends together and create a team or sign up as solo walker. Either way it will be fun filled day for a great cause. Register now at lapuentehome.org/events/cropwalk/
#ThrowbackThursday to the 2006 CROP walk! Were expecting just as many smiles this year as we did 15 years ago. This years walk is on Sunday, April 25th. Be sure to register at lapuentehome.org/cropwalk.
Thank you to the Black Forest Lutheran Church in Colorado Springs for their donation of Easter baskets and hygiene kits! Your generosity will go a long way in helping spark joy in children and helping keep people clean this Easter! For more info on donations call 719-589-5909.
Today we celebrate the birth and legacy of the civil rights and labor movement activist, Cesar Chavez. To honor the mission of Chavez, La Puente's AmeriCorps members will be organizing a hygiene kit drive for local migrant workers so they may remain clean and healthy. #ChavezDay
This weeks #MemberMonday is Maija Nurmikko! Maija is from Buena, NJ and serves at La Puente's shelter and Crisis Prevention Resources program. Read below to learn a little more about Maija: Why did you decide to join AmeriCorps? I had a positive experience at my previous AmeriCorps site in Sitka, AK working with teenagers, so after a year of travel on the east coast I decided that I wanted more service experience all while building new skills, learning new things, and connecting with people in different ways. Why did you decide to serve at La Puente? I am eager to