Saturday, August 8, 2020

Chances for Children (CFC) Looking to Expand Membership

CFC’s mission is to provide assistance to children in need.

Interested in learning more about a fantastic local group that supports children? Consider attending Chances for Children’s (CFC) upcoming meeting on May 18th. CFC’s mission is to provide assistance to children in need and they accomplish this in a variety of ways.

From left: Fr. Joe’s Dir. of Bus. Operations Oscar Labiano, FF/Paramedic Jon Feliciano, Fr. Joe’s Exec. Asst. Gena Mayor, Engr. Brian Clark, Fire Chief Mike Blood, Elf (Mia Carpenter), Mrs. Clause (Bonnie Carpenter), Capt. Jason Clements, Kathie Parish (CFC), Bt. Chief Bill Toon, Capt. Darren Hall, FF/Paramedic Nate Ramos, CFC Co-President Molly Korson, Engr. Eric Hingeley, FF/Paramedic Brian Standing. Photo: Lamarshell Karnas
2015 Chances for Children Toy Drive

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Each December they conduct a toy drive that benefits the children of Father Joe’s Villages. In fact, this past Christmas they celebrated their twentieth toy drive! For many years they have also supported San Pasqual Academy, a residential high school for foster teens, by providing funds to their agriculture program.


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This past year CFC has broadened their support to include Coronado’s Silver Strand Elementary. CFC sponsored two children in Strand’s music program and they also provided monetary support for Operation PALS, which provides after school mentoring and homework assistance for kids in grades K-1 whose parents are deployed.

CFC is looking to expand their membership and they welcome anyone who has a desire to help those that most need it. For information about membership and/or the location of the May 18th meeting, please contact Molly Korson at (619) 808-6610 or by email at

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Lamarshell Karnas
Lamarshell joined the team as a reporter in December 2015. She and her family moved to Coronado from Tucson, Arizona in the summer of 2013. She loves the small-town atmosphere here and likes that the community is both diverse and actively engaged. Lamarshell received her B.A. from the University of Arizona in Interdisciplinary Studies (History, Psychology & Communication) and has worked as an events manager for a non-profit organization. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Film Studies with plans to teach and write. She is passionate about watching, writing, and musing about film and feels like she never has enough time to read. In her spare time, she can usually be found doing creative DIY projects around the house, acting as her kids' chauffeur, discussing career paths with her college-age child, and walking her dog, Lola.Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to:


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