Altrusa International Foundation of Santa Maria Announces Fall Grants totaling over $15,000 were awarded to:  Town Center Gallery Children’s Program; Friends of the Guadalupe Library books and CDs; Santa Barbara County Education Office Teacher Leadership; WonHeart Soul Shoppe; Boys and Girls Club of Santa Maria Valley Early Bird Program; Grace Lutheran Nursery School Sign Language Program; Santa Maria Elks Mini Rodeo; Santa Maria-Bonita School District Behavior Specialist Program; North County Rape Crisis ChildSAFE; Royal Family Kids of Santa Maria Camp; CASA Birthday Gift Card Program; McKenzie Junior High School Jog A-Thon; P.L.A.Y. Christmas Tree Project.  In addition a special memorial donation was made to the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society in the name of Fran Dodd, Mary Davison, Edith Gray and Pauline Skiba, members of the Altrusa International Inc., of Santa Maria Club who passed away earlier this year.

The Altrusa International Foundation of Santa Maria has a long history of supporting programs in the area, with over $400,000.00 given out in grants.  For information about the Altrusa of Santa Maria Foundation, contact Sally Czarnecki, President, 805-938-9262.

Altrusa International, Inc. of Santa Maria meets 6:30 PM the second Wednesday of each month at Bethel Lutheran Church, 624 East Camino Colegio, 6:30 PM.