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SEPTEMBER 2020
NEWSLETTER 


President Pat's Update 
 
     I'm very excited about how well preparations are going for FOCUS VIRTUAL HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE, 7-15 NOV 2020.  We will be sending out e-mails and videos throughout October highlighting some of our vendors.  I think you'll be pleased with the variety of products, such as cookies, wine, shawls, imported dresses, handmade jewelry and much, much more. What a great way for FOCUS to support our local merchants while also raising funds for FOCUS.  www.boutique.givesmart.com
      As you'll see in our list of projects for this month, we continue to "reach out" to some of the hardest hit sectors of our community to meet their increasing need for food, baby items and other essentials.


September 2020 PROJECTS 
 
--  Support the Enlisted Project (STEP).  Purchased 3 baby cribs with mattresses and 2 car seats.  Total:  $1175
--  CORONADO S.A.F.E.  Purchased multiple items to be used in counseling such as stress balls, hula hoops. Total: $2100
--  Father Joe's Village.  Purchased Halloween costumes for children in Therapeutic Childcare Program. Total:  $1000.

Barbara Donahue wants to thank all the September shoppers:  (STEP) Sharon Shelton, (SAFE) Mary Ann Haskell and (Father Joe's Village) Jeri Barsz.  Also sincere thanks to the ever generous, Jon Webster, for donating 4 computers to San Pasqual Academy!  
 
In Loving Memory of FOCUS' First President - Rosemary Pettit

Rosemary Bumbaca Pettit, 89, of Sheridan, Wyoming, passed away on August 25, 2020 at her home in Coronado, California. She was born to Pete and Mary Bumbaca in Sheridan Wyoming on April 28, 1931. She married Dr. Paul D Pettit on January 20, 1951 in Omaha, Nebraska. She worked for her husband’s office doing the billing until he retired. She was the founding president of F.O.C.U.S. (Friends of Children United Society) and a member of C-GULLS at the Coronado Cays Yacht Club. She had her California Certification for Interior Design and she modeled in her earlier years.
Our sincerest condolences to current members, Heather and Susan Pettit and their families. 



FOCUS Financial Report  
Balance as of 31 Aug 2020 =            $107,367.55
Deposits =                                        +      $147.91
Checks (not include Sep projects)         $3,972.26

Current balance =                            $103,544.10*

*Due to the uncertainty of future fundraisers, the board is being conservative in keeping a reserve/balance available to pay for projects through the end of FY 2020 and for the first 2 quarters of FY 2021 (projected to be approximately $75K).  
REMINDER THAT FOCUS FACE MASKS STILL ON SALE - ONLY $15 AT WWW.FOCUSMASK.GIVESMART.COM Sincere thanks to Tom Cameron from Raggtopp Designs for his amazing support and quick production of these comfortable and stylish face masks.
Preview of some of the wonderful items that will be available on-line in FOCUS Table section of Holiday Boutique.  Handmade Gingerbread House (Jeri Barsz), Brunch for 2 at Hotel Del, Handmade quilt from Cozy Quilters and ceramic bowl.  
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Friends of Children United Society
PO Box 180023
Coronado CA 92178

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