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Guillermo J. Valenzuela Foundation awards $250,000 in grants to nine Inland Charities helping families, women in need

The Guillermo J. Valenzuela Foundation recently announced that it has awarded $250,000 in grants to local community organizations that work to improve the health and wellbeing of underserved families in the Inland Empire. Grants were given out at the Foundation’s first awards luncheon, held Wednesday, Aug. 28 at The Mexico Café in San Bernardino. Founded and funded by longtime Inland Empire physician and philanthropist Dr. Guillermo Valenzuela, the Foundation has awarded nearly $700,000 in grants since its launch in 2015. The Foundation’s 2019 grants were provided to local non-profit organizations whose activities align with the Foundation’s mission of expanding access to healthcare and improving quality care by addressing the Inland Empire’s shortage of physicians and healthcare providers. “I am delighted that our 2019 Foundation grants are supporting such incredible organizations, each of which plays a crucial role in improving the health, wellbeing, and potential opportunities of families and women in need across the Inland Empire,” Valenzuela said.  “The care, services and most importantly, the compassion provided by these organizations across the Inland Region are absolutely vital to improving outcomes for the most vulnerable among us.”…

Boys & Girls Club holding Day for Kids, open house Sept. 21

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside will hold its annual Day for Kids community block party and open house on Saturday, Sept. 21. The free, public event is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hansberger Clubhouse, 1251 Clay St., Redlands. Day for Kids celebrates youth and the community they live in, and offers families a chance to spend time together. There will be food, games, music, crafts, informational booths, and free vision screenings. New this year, Club members will perform in a talent show. “Day for Kids is an opportunity for everyone in the community to celebrate our youth,” said Club senior vice president Mark Davis. “And this year, they can see some of our members showcase their talents.” The Club will host an open house and offer tours during Day for Kids. Members of the community can make reservations for vision screenings for youth ages 5 to 18. Interested parents can call (888) 822-6535, ext. 201, or email jmolina@bgcie.org for requirements to qualify. Event sponsors include Panda Express, the City of Redlands, Kiwanis Club of Redlands (noon) and Redlands Optometry Group. More…

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