|By Sally Casazza|
I hope everyone is having a great summer. There are a few key dates I want to share with you for the Toy Program.
We will be having our 2nd Chili Cook Off on 9-29-07 location to be determined. Make sure your station enters we have some great prizes this year. Our 3rd Golf Tournament on 10-29-07, at Lake Merced Country Club in Daly City. Flyers in the next Mainline.
If you plan on attending a Giants Game with your Station and want to Tailgate at the Toy Program let me know and I will have the gate unlocked for use of the Bar B Q and Dumpster. I already have Station 42, 1, and 7 scheduled.
If you have toys at your station for pickup, leave me a message, or have one of your members getting off drop them to us at the Toy Program. Please call first 415-777-0440.
Thanks, and look for the next issue of the Mainline for updates.
April 10, 2007
On behalf of the members, staff, and children of Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA), I am writing to thank you for so generously providing so many wonderful presents for our Dia del Conejo Easter Celebration.
This past Saturday, MUA distributed stuffed animals to the children of over 80 members. It was quite a sight to see the children deliberating which stuffed animal they wanted to take home. Ive enclosed some photos of our happy kids with their presents. Please pass our gratitude and the photos onto the firefighters for helping to put so many smiles on our little ones faces!
Because the SF Firefighters Toy Program was so generous, MUA is also going to be able to provide toys during our annual Dia del Niño celebration at the end of this month. This day is traditionally celebrated in the home countries of our members, and MUA always organizes special food and games for their kids that day. This year will be the first year that MUA is able to give each child a present.
The generosity of the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program helped make MUAs Easter celebration joyful for the children of MUA members - all of whom are low-income Latino immigrants. Thank you again for your support and generosity. We look forward to working with you again in the future!