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Non-profits worthy of your donations

Last week we asked area non-profits who we might not have mentioned in a previous collection of non-profits to send us information for inclusion in this week’s paper.

We have included them below. If we missed anyone, we will run them next week.

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Alternatives Medical Clinic 

Alternatives Medical Clinic (formally Alternatives Women’s Center) is a AAAHC medical clinic serving Escondido and surrounding areas for over 30 years. Their mission is to provide medical and educational services that empower women and men to make life affirming choices associated with pregnancy and sexual health. They have a fixed base in Escondido and a mobile unit that goes to Valley Center once a week and is located at St Stephen Church on Tuesdays. Services include complimentary pregnancy testing and limited ultrasounds for pregnancy diagnosis. Our education program and sexual health program are for women and men. Our ongoing education program equips moms, dads and families with resources to use as they raise their children. For further information visit

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Escondido Creek Conservancy 

The Escondido Creek Conservancy has been helping to preserve land throughout the Escondido Creek watershed since 1991. The Conservancy also provides watershed education programs to 2,200 youth and adults every year. This year, the Conservancy, was able to put two new properties into escrow: the 694-acre Mountain Gate property in the Hidden Meadows area, and the 282-acre John Henry Ranch near Lake Wohlford. At one time, approximately 147 homes were proposed for Mountain Gate, and in recent years there were attempts to develop the John Henry Ranch. Instead, with your help, the properties can be purchased and preserved forever, creating new nature preserves in northern Escondido where wildlife can thrive. In time, The Conservancy hopes to link all these properties to Daley Ranch, Lake Wohlford and Bottle peak, creating one of the most significant protected areas in North County!

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