East County News Service
December 4, 2015 (La Mesa) - The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce announces completion of the new “Children’s Holiday Project.” The following will be presented to Maxine Lynch for La Mesa boys and girls on Thursday, December 10: 35 pairs of shoes, 54 shirts, 200 pairs of underwear, 170 pairs of socks and 20 fleece jackets. In addition, over 46 stuffed animals have been donated for local children by the Town and Country Resort Hotel.
This project was inspired by a partnership between the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce, Grace and Jerry Lester, the Town and Country Resort Hotel and the La Mesa City Employees Association. Children in La Mesa needing assistance are identified by La Mesa Community Welfare. This year items will be given to children that attend Rolando and Vista La Mesa schools.
The guidance for this project is provided by Maxine Lynch and the La Mesa City Employees Association. This group has been making a difference within La Mesa and focus on making the holidays special by adopting children and families. The Chamber currently works closely with the La Mesa City Employees Association on various local projects and this new children’s project has offered an additional opportunity to enhance that relationship.
“Grace and Jerry Lester saw the value of this endeavor and donated funding to the Chamber to use for this project. Thanks to these funds, all of the clothing and shoes were purchased to make this such a special holiday for our local children,” says Chamber president Mary England. “Grace and Jerry Lester have made numerous donations within the City of La Mesa that enhance our community. “
Their most recent donation was the funding to complete The Outlook project that is currently under construction.
England concludes, “The Chamber is honored to work with Grace and Jerry Lester, the Town and Country Resort Hotel and the La Mesa City Employees Association to make this holiday special for so many La Mesa children and their families. These types of partnerships allow the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce to continue our quest of making a difference in La Mesa and the lives of those within our community.”