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Enjoy San Joaquin Valley Living

June 2018—Sound Check

May 26, 2018 11:00AM ● By Enjoy Magazine

Editor's Note 

June 2018 

TIME FOR A SOUND CHECK – crickets chirping, the crack of a baseball bat, the giggles of children splashing in the pool out back? Yes, it’s summer time in the beautiful San Joaquin Valley. Are you ready for some outdoor fun?

The old adage says it’s better to give than to receive, and there’s no feeling quite like helping someone who truly needs it. In this “Charitable Giving” issue, we’ll tell you more about just a few of the selfless people who live right here in our communities. There’s John Moore, who was homeless and injured, received some help from a kindhearted pastor, and now helps out at a residential home for people who have been through addiction recovery. And there’s Nicole Lloyd, who devotes her time to advocating for youth in the foster care system as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Meet them and check out the various charities our advertisers support – we’re sure you’ll be inspired.

And yes, there’s something in it for you! Check out 10 of the reasons why charitable giving will make your life better.

Too many children are awaiting forever families – or just a place to call home temporarily while their parents sort out their challenges. Being a foster parent is one of the most heroic things a person can do – is there room in your heart for a foster child? We’ll share a bit more about this process.

What unique talents do you have that might benefit someone else? Even carving out a couple of hours per week to volunteer at your favorite nonprofit will make a difference – for them and for you. Happy summer, and Enjoy!

On the Cover:

Cover model:

Adam Bravinder and Samson the cat

Photo by Megan Welker