Spring Message From Marietta Bala: GARDEN OF LIFE

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Dear Friends, Life is much like a garden. The most beautiful garden reaches its full potential and thrives because it continues to receive the proper nourishment and care. God creates and provides all that is needed: rich soil and seeds, sunshine and rain – the ingredients for growth and fulfillment. … Read More

The Cafe’ Helping Seniors

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Jesus (82) and Ada (81) immigrated in the early 60’s and they have worked hard to survive in a different country, culture, and language. Life has not been easy as they raised 5 kids and now live on a low fixed income. Living independently during their golden years is enjoyable … Read More

Cafe’ Acquires New Bus

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Our recent and exciting news is the acquisition of a 2015 bus that includes newer safety features and space for our clients, their carry-on items and our volunteer drivers. This investment was necessary as the replacement for the nearly worn out 2003 bus. Our bus is used daily to transport … Read More

Music Program Expands

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Last newsletter we introduced you to our children’s Music Program established just over a year ago. Well, we are delighted to report it is going great and expanding. The first recital held last December at Hope Lutheran Church was a tremendous success and we now have ten students learning piano … Read More

Newly Arrived Immigrants

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We are seeing a fairly large influx of new immigrants from Guatemala who are formally seeking asylum. Most are young males who have found their way to Bonita because they have a relative or friend here who can help. They experience barriers to finding good work. These include difficulties with … Read More

Outreach Program Continues to Expand

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Our Outreach Program continues to expand with a full-time coordinator, Lety Santos with assistance from Nina Hart. This program focuses on providing case management, i.e. one-on-one assistance to clients while also distributing food, clothing and other essential items to clients unable to partake of services provided at our feeding site. … Read More