Grants Help Lyndale Neighborhood Residents Communicate
To the Lyndale Neighborhood Association in San Jose Council District 5, receiving a CAP grant is vital to keep information flowing.
â€œWithout a CAP grant, we would really suffer,â€ said board member Bob Dolci. â€œWe wouldnâ€™t be able to do newsletters. Our newsletter is critical to share information and advertise our meetings.â€
LNA distributes its newsletter to 850 households at a printing cost of about $150.
For years, the newsletter was copied for free through the Strong Neighborhoods Initiative, but now the group pays for printing the publication in English and Spanish.
Over the years, LNAâ€™s CAP grants have also paid for cleanups, National Night Out events, a holiday decorating contest, childrenâ€™s book giveaways, family nights, supplies for meetings.
The group also receives donations from the District 5 Council office and other sources, but â€œnot having a CAP grant would be very challenging,â€ Dorci said.