As part of FOCUS' purpose, to assist children's needs in the area, members held book giveaways in the schools of Live Oak, Gridley, Manzanita, Biggs, Richvale an d Encinal. Each school is visited by members and every child selects an age appropriate new book to take home and keep.
The book giveaway is only one of the ways FOCUS supports childrens' needs and activities in the community.
If you are aware of a special need for the youth in our community, a request a can be mailed to FOCUS at P.O. Box 1141, Gridley for consideration. For more information on FOCUS' activities and its purpose go to the website at www.focus-handshelpingchildren.org.
FOCUS is a long established local organization dedicated to raising funds through donations and the Lavender Event held in Biggs at the Lavender Ranch. This is a fun day featuring antique sales, art and quilt shows, a boutique and lunch. It is the main fund raising activity and this year's date is June 1.