Halting Holiday Hunger in Tulare County


Guest Writer

The holiday spirit is strong at El Diamante this year, particularly with the girls’ basketball team. The Lady Miners are holding a crowdfunded campaign to raise money for low-income families. Hosted through the website booster.com, users can either purchase a custom-made T-shirt for $20 or donate directly to the effort. While purchasing a T-shirt only allows a portion of the purchase to go towards the fundraiser, any direct donations will be used solely for the campaign. All funds raised will go toward the purchase of groceries for the holiday season for families that could not afford them otherwise. Delivery will take place on set delivery days, with the first on December 23, 2015 and will continue into 2016. The team expects to deliver groceries to ten families per delivery day. The drive will expire on December 31, 2015.

To determine which families are needy, the coach of the team is requesting that all suggestions for families be sent to his email (tcastro@vusd.org).

This campaign was created as an effort to directly impact the community, especially those in need, and was chosen by the team as a whole. While the coach began the administrative aspects, the team collaborated to design the T-shirts, schedule the deliveries and donation deadlines, and advertise the campaign.

The booster campaign can be found at the following address: https://www.booster.com/eldmpom.


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