Photos By Sandra Small Photographer.

The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce was thrilled to present all the clothing items, in conjunction with the “Children’s Holiday Project” on December 6th to Maxine Lynch, President and Lindsey Hurley, Vice President of the La Mesa City Employees Association. On hand for this celebration and presentation were benefactors, Jerry Lester, local community supporter and  Jon Kirk, owner of Kirk Paving. The La Mesa Chamber thanks them for their support, which was critical in the success of this project and allowed the local children to be served this year. On hand to help unpack the items and get ready for the presentation were: La Mesa Chamber Chairman of the Board, Maggie Eggers, Secretary of the Board, Shannan Doane, Board Member, Eleanor Yvonne Mohammed and La Mesa Chamber President and CEO, Mary England.

With the generous donations from Jerry Lester and Jon Kirk, children that attend Rolando, Murray Manor and Maryland Avenue schools received 665 clothing items and shoes to make their holiday brighter.

The general breakdown of the donated items by category are:

– 95 pairs of shoes
– 94 shirts
– 274 pairs of underwear
– 189 pairs of socks
– 13 pairs of Levis, leggings and dresses 

The La Mesa Chamber is proud to work with Jerry Lester and Jon Kirk and put smiles on the faces of so many La Mesa children. These types of partnerships allow the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce to continue our quest to make a difference in La Mesa and the lives of those within our community.