Marytza Rubio, Public Fiction Project (Makara Center for the Arts), Santa Ana, CA

Thank you for your encouragement and your support. It is so important to have someone say “Yes. We believe in your mission” because I found myself going back to that “Yes” when facing disappointments or challenges. This support provided the support to establish ourselves in the community we intend to serve and gave us the opportunity to develop collaborative relationships with librarians, artists, and city officials–relationships that will ensure our organization’s long-term sustainability.

Thank you for this investment in our project. Makara is thrilled to have had the early resources necessary to launch our literacy ventures in the community. Now, as we prepare to open our Lending Library & Art Center, we can continue to expand our efforts to establish a citywide Little Library network for all Sant a Ana residents. It is a major accomplishment to be able to provide books to my hometown. Thank you.

The grant has made a significant difference to our team and on a personal level by providing enthusiastic encouragement and validation for our goals. It is always a risk to pursue the unknown and having the support of The Pollination Project helped embolden and empower my decision to keep moving forward from one project to the next in pursuit of fulfilling a larger vision. As a result of the generous support during our critical first year, Makara has secured a brick & mortar site for our Lending Library & Art Center.

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