To mark 55 years working against poverty, the Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, Inc., (CAB) will host a celebratory evening on Friday, Oct. 30 called “Honoring Our Past, Igniting The Future!”
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Santa Cruz, CA, February 18, 2020 - To mark 55 years working against poverty, the Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, Inc., (CAB) will host a celebratory evening on Friday, Oct. 30 called “Honoring Our Past, Igniting The Future!”
“For us, celebrating 55 years is a milestone,” said CAB Executive Director Maria Elena De La Garza. “It’s about honoring decades of work, but knowing that our job is not done, and igniting our passion for the future because there’s so much more to do.”
According to De La Garza, Santa Cruz County has the second highest poverty rate in California (to Los Angeles County) when you factor in cost of living. More than three quarters of CAB’s clients have family incomes less than 100 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.
Proceeds from the evening will help CAB operate six programs assisting close to 10,000 low-income people annually with impactful services.
The anniversary event promises “an evening of food, fun and inspiration,” taking place from 6-9 p.m. at the ISTW Portuguese Community Center, 124 Atkinson Lane in Watsonville. Early-bird tickets purchased before April 1 are priced at $75, and $95 from April through June ($110 after July 1). Find tickets at www.cabturns55.eventbrite.com.
Event sponsorships are available, from Gold ($10,000) to Partner ($1,000), with multiple benefits to the sponsor, including publicity, admission tickets and reserved table seating.
For more information, visit www.cabinc.org or call (831) 763-2147, ext. 294.
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901