Puentes de Esperanza Continues to Make a Difference

Over the past few months, members of the Puentes team have been very busy in the community, assisting clients with language translation as well as providing food, PPE equipment, clothing and other basic needs. A special thank you to our grantors, Cardinal Care and Old Newsboy Day, who provided funding for the items we distributed.

This summer, Puentes partnered with Safari Dental and the Lion's club to offer dental and vision screenings at no-cost, or minimal cost, to their clients. Through help from the community in Percy, Illinois, Puentes was able to connect clients with businesses and community organizations to create opportunities to better serve Spanish-speaking residents.

Most recently, Puentes celebrated a Reading Book Distribution at the Fairmont City Library for families who participated in the "Aprendizaje en Familia: Learning as a Family" program. During the event, Chromebooks were given away to two lucky families. As part of the program, several families were received passes to visit the St. Louis Science Center and Union Station Aquarium, this created fun family outings for many clients who rarely get the opportunity to do so.

Puentes de Esperanza helps Spanish-speaking residents in Southern Illinois find community resources that help them establish citizenship, build a family, find employment and more. To learn more about how you can help support this mission of Hoyleton and become a volunteer, please contact Alice Drobisch at adrobisch@wordpress.compu-type.net or 618-688-7094.

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