Back in 2015, the San Martin Neighborhood Alliance began
looking at ways to address the increased trash and graffiti
within San Martin. Members, community volunteers and
other organizations began holding clean-up events. With the
added resources of Supervisor Mike Wasserman's office and
collaboration and support from the newly-formed San Martin
Chamber of Commerce, the Trash Bash event in 2017 was a
true community success.
Collaboration efforts will continue with events scheduled
for each Spring and Fall. The next Trash Bash event has
tentatively been scheduled for March 24th from 9 am to
noon at the Sig Sanchez County Building, San Martin.
Supervisor Mike Wasserman presented accommodations to San Martin Neighborhood Alliance, the
San Martin Chamber of Commerce and Greenwaste Recovery, Inc. for the Trash Bash.
GILROY ASSISTANCE LEAGUE
ACCEPTING GRANT REQUESTS
Local youth organizations and services are being sought to submit grant requests to the Gilroy Assistance League
for their 2018 Grant Program. Last year, GALs gave out $19,000 to various youth services, such as DreamPower
Horsemanship, One Heart to Another, Gateway School and Eliot School Library. Thanks to generous donors,
sponsors, and a very successful 2017 "Impressions” Home Tour, GALs will be able to award $26,000 in grants
this year. The grant request proposal forms can be downloaded from their website at gilroyassistanceleague.org.
They must be completed and returned no later than Monday, February 26, 2018. Grant funds must be
used for local youth organizations and services. Funds will be distributed in late April. For more information,
call Gina Anderson at 408.843.8604.
GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN
Gateway School student enjoying equipment
purchased with 2017 grant funds.
SAN MARTIN TRASH BASH