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Community Volunteers

Love on a Leash
5 years ago

Love on a Leash

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The Foundation for Pet Provided Therapy

What do libraries, schools, hospitals, veterans facilities, domestic violence centers, and court rooms all have in common? They, along with a number of other …
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Paying It Forward
5 years ago

Paying It Forward

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Elanna Butler is a busy 16-year-old. She has been the captain for her Westview High School Cheer Squad for the last two years, is part of her school’s advanced choir, …
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Grass Roots Activist Pam Logemann Gives a Voice to Her PQ Neighborhood

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From her grass roots upbringing in Ojai, CA to her current grass roots activism for her neighborhood of The Glens, Pam Logemann isn’t afraid to roll up her sleeves to …
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Barbara Leader Teaches Her Children the Value of Community Service
5 years ago

Barbara Leader Teaches Her Children the Value of Community Service

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Barbara Leader and her husband Ron moved to Rancho Peñasquitos to raise their three children. Having grown up in a small farming town in Minnesota, Barbara appreciated the fact that …
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Alyssa Navapanich: Scouting  Out Amazing Experiences
5 years ago

Alyssa Navapanich: Scouting Out Amazing Experiences

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Even though Alyssa Navapanich, a volunteering dynamo and mother of four in the Crestmont neighborhood, claimed, “my children are the driving force behind my involvement,” it’s obvious that she …
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Gregory Chappelle — Community Volunteer Extraordinaire!
5 years ago

Gregory Chappelle — Community Volunteer Extraordinaire!

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Dedicated to the Boy Scout Oath: What do you get when you cross a Scoutmaster, a children’s ministry teacher, and a marching band tournament organizer? You get Gregory Chappelle, volunteer …
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Jerry and Keri Bohart: Setting Up the Foundation to Benefit Local Schools
6 years ago

Jerry and Keri Bohart: Setting Up the Foundation to Benefit Local Schools

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With budget cuts affecting California’s schools, there is an unprecedented need to raise funds for the educational cause. Luckily Jerry and Keri Bohart, 20-year residents of Rancho Peñasquitos (they relocated …
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PTA President Mary Esteban Loves to Help Make School Better for Everyone
6 years ago

PTA President Mary Esteban Loves to Help Make School Better for Everyone

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 Mary Esteban’s life of volunteerism began with Rancho Peñasquitos sports teams and has matured into the Canyon View Elementary PTA President.

Mary, her husband Eddie, and sons Michael, Nicholas and …
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Steve and Christiane Staninger are Dedicated Volunteers for Their Community
6 years ago

Steve and Christiane Staninger are Dedicated Volunteers for Their Community

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Steve and Christiane Staninger met while Steve was a high school senior and Christiane an exchange student from Germany. The two instantly connected, later married, and today are parents of …
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David Hetherington Making a difference for Kids with the Blast Program
6 years ago

David Hetherington Making a difference for Kids with the Blast Program

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Four years ago, when David Hetherington retired from a 46 year career in shipbuilding, he dreamed of spending his days on the golf course and fishing at Lake Poway. Yet …
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