Checks totaling $151,202 were presented to Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund beneficiaries on February 20, bringing the total raised for the Fund since 2007 to $1,217,858.05.

Pictured is Adriana Becerra, Economic Empowerment Educator, accepting on behalf of El Centro a $14,829 contribution from Olathe Mayor Michael Copeland and other board members of the Olathe Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund. The purpose of the Fund is to help with the most basic needs of Olathe’s children, such as shelter and warmth.

El Centro is proud to be a part of this mission, and we also extend our sincere gratitude to all the companies, organizations, schools, and individuals for their kind donations and fundraising efforts.