Terri Rivera started the Eleanor Azevedo Memorial Fund to continue her mother’s generosity.
“My mother used to contribute to local charities, and youth organizations all the time,” said Rivera, “I wanted to continue this tradition in her honor.”
Shortly after her mother’s death in 2010, Terri started the memorial fund with the Community Foundation of Colusa County.
“I seen a child at one of my grand children’s games who wanted to play desperately,” said Rivera, “However, the child couldn’t participate because they had no money for registration.”
“I wanted to do something that could help,” Rivera added.
The Eleanor Azevedo Memorial Fund is a Youth Empowerment Service that encourages, empowers, and engages youth and their family through participation in self-enrichment activities that promote healthy living and community involvement.
“No child should miss an opportunity to laugh and play with kids,” said Rivera.
The Eleanor Azevedo Memorial Fund has helped children participate in youth sports, church conferences, and school trips.
“We have contributed back over $20,000 to the youth of Colusa County since we started.
Rivera and her family host various fundraising activities throughout the community to help raise funds for the cause.
“From farmers markets, vendor fairs, and our annual flea markets, we have several opportunities for people to help our and give back to our youth,” said Rivera.
Although there is no requirement, the group asks that all applicants who receive funding to offer volunteer work within their communities to an organization of their choice.
“Giving your time to help others serves as a positive role model for all of our children,” said Rivera, “Our goal is to see socially and physically active children in our community and not have financing be a barrier.
To apply for funding or for more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (530) 458-7372.<