Nonprofit lightens the load for Indigenous communities

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Sisters Maria-Kassandra, left, and Mia-Kyla with some of the school supplies they have collected through their Coronel-Endaya Foundation, a nonprofit in the Murrieta/Temecula area. Valley News/Courtesy photo
The desire to create a foundation to help others began many years ago for a Murrieta family, who share strong roots of faith and volunteerism. “Our family believes in upholding education, giving back and paying it forward,” Maria-Kassandra Endaya Coronel said. “When COVID-19 changed the lives of countless around the world, our family wanted to do their part and help change the lives of others for the better. We established the Coronel-Endaya Foundation during this time to help make a difference.” Incorporated in July 2020, the charitable organization received its nonprofit status in October. Maria-Kassandra said that being a humble Filipino family, they wanted to reach out and help Indigenous people who still live in the Philippines as well as those of Filipino descent living
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