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Meet Jose

August 1st, 2017

José Eduardo Martínez Rúa is 11 years old living with his parents and three siblings. He is currently in middle school and works at a local tomato farm when he is not in school. Jose works in order to help with the expenses at home, as his father works out of town for several days at a time. He mentions…

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Meet Maria

July 5th, 2017

María Salud Vega Aguilar is 40 years old and married, living with her husband, sons, and daughter-in-law. She works from home doing napkin embroidery, while the men in the family work out in the fields. Project Boon can help improve her living situation by providing her with a sewing machine that will allow for a better seam. She would also…

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Serving San Bernardino at IVRS & Project Boon’s Annual Easter Luncheon

March 27th, 2017

For many, Easter is a time to get together with family and friends to celebrate the coming of spring, not to mention it’s the most important day on the Christian calendar. But for some San Bernardino County residents who live in underserved communities, there is little to celebrate this year as they will be unable to mark the day with…

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Meet Jennifer

February 7th, 2017

Jennifer Lizbeth Vega Castrejón is 14 years old and lives with her parents and 3 siblings. As the oldest child, she is currently in middle school. Her oldest brother is in elementary school, one brother is a pre-schooler and the youngest is only one year old. Jennifer is a teenager who likes to play soccer but does not have time…

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2017 Canned Food & Toy Drive

February 2nd, 2017

Our Annual Canned Food & Toy Drive has begun! With your help, we can improve the lives of children and their families in underserved communities.

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Operation Devolver 16.3: Non-Profit Project Boon Spreads the Spirit of Feliz Navidad to Impoverished Families in Mexico

December 13th, 2016

Christmas should be a time of celebration, family and wonderment. But for some children around the world, it’s hard to get into the Christmas spirit when your basic needs of food, water and shelter are barely being met. This is the case of the children in Barranca, a tarp city south of Tuxpan in Jalisco, Mexico, where electricity and running…

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Eat & Be Well May Be Over, But Our Job is Not Complete

December 1st, 2016

It’s a Wrap! From the bottom of our hearts, Project Boon would like to say a special “Thank you!” to everyone who made last week’s Eat & Be Well event a huge success! Last week on November 23rd, the day before Thanksgiving, Project Boon brought together over 1,500 Inland Empire residents in need, 46 vendors and 250 volunteers for its…

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Project Boon’s 5th Annual Eat & Be Well in Fontana

October 31st, 2016

Project Boon’s 5th Annual Eat and Be Well Pre-Thanksgiving feast serves up free fun, food, haircuts, and much-needed health services to Inland Empire’s underserved populations. Thanksgiving traditions get people into the spirit of giving. For the past four years Project Boon’s Eat and Be Well event has brought this experience to every part of the community—connecting those who have to…

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Project Boon Seeks Volunteers and Sponsors for Fontana’s Eat & Be Well Thanksgiving Celebration Meal and Resource Fair

October 3rd, 2016

Thanksgiving is a time to reminisce, be with family and give thanks for what we’ve been given throughout the year. But for many Inland Empire area families and residents, the cost of a traditional Thanksgiving turkey meal with all the fixings isn’t within reach this year. For this and many other reasons, Project Boon, a Rancho Cucamonga 501 (c)(3) nonprofit,…

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A Chance Encounter Leads Project Boon to Launch an International Reading Program in an Unexpected Place

September 1st, 2016

Sometimes a seemingly random moment can change the lives of many. That was the case for Chris Suchanek, executive director of Project Boon, a Rancho Cucamonga based 501(C)(3) non-profit dedicated to helping communities nearby and a world away, and Serge, a new Spanish business owner of a Seville barbershop. Suchanek, who along with his wife Ana Karina, is the owner…

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