Local donations support Tracy charities
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Kelly Wilson (left) director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tracy, talks to Tracy Community Council board member Jim Franco at a luncheon Friday, Fe. 22, at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, where the United Way of San Joaquin distributed grant awards. The Boys and Girls Club of Tracy was one of this year’s recipients.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
Kelly Wilson (left) director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tracy, talks to Tracy Community Council board member Jim Franco at a luncheon Friday, Fe. 22, at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, where the United Way of San Joaquin distributed grant awards. The Boys and Girls Club of Tracy was one of this year’s recipients. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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Tracy Community Council co-Chairman Ted Guzman talks to local grant award recipients at a luncheon Friday, Feb. 22, at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. Guzman is also the chair-elect for United Way San Joaquin County.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
Tracy Community Council co-Chairman Ted Guzman talks to local grant award recipients at a luncheon Friday, Feb. 22, at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. Guzman is also the chair-elect for United Way San Joaquin County. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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United Way San Joaquin County President and CEO Andy Prokop (left) talks to the Tracy Community Council grant award recipients gathered to receive their checks Friday, Feb. 22, at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. Tracy Community Council co-Chairman Ted Guzman looks on.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
United Way San Joaquin County President and CEO Andy Prokop (left) talks to the Tracy Community Council grant award recipients gathered to receive their checks Friday, Feb. 22, at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. Tracy Community Council co-Chairman Ted Guzman looks on. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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Ten charities that serve the Tracy area received a boost to their efforts on Friday, Feb. 22, thanks to the Tracy Community Council of the United Way.

The council, which is affiliated with the San Joaquin County United Way chapter, distributed grants totaling $18,001. The money was donated by Tracy businesses, residents and fundraisers during 2012.

Community council co-Chairman Ted Guzman handed out the checks during a luncheon at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital.

Guzman said the grant process ensures the donations from Tracy-area residents are distributed to nonprofits that are active in the city.

“We make sure that the programs are going to serve Tracy citizens and families,” he said. “We have gotten to know the agencies over the years. We know what they’re going to do.



Those receiving money were:

• Boys and Girls Clubs of Tracy, $1,900 for sports programs

• Children at Risk Inc., $2,000 for a Healthy Tomorrow event

• Emergency Food Bank, $500 for a mobile farmers market

• Give Every Child a Chance, $1,900 for summer tutoring

• Hospice of San Joaquin, $1,850 for ongoing programs

• McHenry House Tracy Family Shelter, $2,500 for stress management for parents

• Pregnancy Resource Center, $2,000 for cribs and car seats

• Second Harvest Food Bank, $1,850 for food for seniors

• Tracy Chamber Foundation, $1,501 for the Hire Me First program

• Tracy Interfaith Ministries, $2,000 for the Families at Risk utility support program

• Contact Jon Mendelson at 830-4231 or jmendelson@tracypress.com.
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tracyschooldist
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February 26, 2013
we waste more then that in a day ha ha
tracyschooldist
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February 26, 2013
the waste more then that in a day


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