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Community Solutions’ Helping Hands & Healing Hearts luncheon was held in March at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center. With the luncheon, attendees also enjoyed a champagne reception and raffle. This year’s Helping Hand Award went to Morgan Hill’s Oakwood School for cultivating a spirit of generosity and caring amongst our community’s youngest citizens. The Healing Heart Award was presented to 18-year-old Francisco in recognition of his resiliency and dedication to overcoming personal obstacles. Francisco has risen above the challenges of poverty and gang influence to become a leader amongst his peers. Proceeds benefit Community Solutions’ many programs and services creating positive change for children, families and individuals in our local community. 36 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN MAY/JUNE 2016