Never giving up has been Bertha’s motto in life. She has lived in San Francisco for the last five years and has not looked back since leaving her home state of Jalisco, Mexico 10 years ago.
Our biggest annual event, La Posada Toy Giveaway, took place on December 23rd. We had another successful year of providing families in our community a memorable holiday. Our parking lot was transformed into a Christmas wonderland—filled with bouncy houses, warm food, piñatas, gifts, raffle prizes and many fun games. We had volunteers help out with event registration, greeting participants, and serving the delicious food donated by local businesses. Since the beginning of La Posada Dr. Adam Strassberg has volunteered his time to be Santa, while his daughter and son played the part of Santa’s elves.
The Certified Nurse Assistants at Arriba Juntos will continue to flourish thanks to funding from the Walmart Foundation for additional continuing education units. The company’s State Giving Program awarded a $25,000 grant to Arriba Juntos. With this grant, we’ll be able to provide 200 low-income individuals with the Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA) continuing education units, also known as CEUs, so they can renew and retain their state license, continue to work as a CNA and live stable and fulfilling lives.