Help Felix and Linus raise money to help kids!
Last year, so many of you helped to raise nearly $30,000 to help families in need
It's already time for the 8th ANNUAL TOYS AND MORE DRIVE!
Our friend Lauren Hissrich along with Michelle Lankwarden started an amazing outreach mission years ago. They didn't necessarily expect it to be a big event, they just wanted to do something for others. That first year, they raised over $2000 to spend on toys for kids at Providence St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank.
Why St. Joe's? Easy - St. Joes's saved the life of Felix's friend Harry, and Lauren's oldest son, when he was born. It's more than an important place for them, which makes it important for us! Also, Linus was born there which makes it extra special. So Lauren and her friends keep going - and kept giving - even when being more than busy with work, kids, family and everything else life throws at us during the holidays. Over the past six years they have raised over $95,000 to share with five different organizations who do incredible work here in Southern California: Boys and Girls Club of Burbank & the Greater East Valley, Covenant House California, Family Promise of the Verdugos, Hope of the Valley Shelter, and the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission. Please see the links at the end for more information on each organization.
We are again joining the fundraising efforts to make sure every kids' Christmas is a happy one. We've partnered with Providence Health and Services Foundation so your donations are TAX-DEDUCTIBLE! And we can guarantee that 100% of your donation is used in purchasing toys, books, games, clothes, underwear, socks, diapers, toiletries, and other basic necessities. How can we guarantee this? Because at the end of our two-week drive, we take the money to Target and personally spend it all with as many volunteers as we can. It is honestly the best day of the year.
Over the past few weeks, Michelle and Lauren have gone to each organization to learn more about their specific needs and in doing so, were even more inspired by the selfless people who work in non-profit and by the people who have been helped by these organizations and continue to pay it forward. That's how we know that every little bit we do yields tangible results.
So please join us again this year and donate whatever you can. We know it's a lot to ask; there are so many wonderful organizations doing great work. If you've already given to another cause, please consider sharing our link with your friends and family and thank you for being a generous person! If you haven't yet decided where to give this year, please consider our Toys and More! Drive. Don't forget: it's tax-deductible!
We are so excited to join this effort and give to others and hope that you can join us, in any amount!
With love and thanks,
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF BURBANK: HTTPS://BGCBURBANK.ORG
COVENANT HOUSE CALIFORNIA: HTTPS://COVENANTHOUSECALIFORNIA.ORG
FAMILY PROMISE OF THE VERDUGOS: HTTP://FAMILYPROMISEVERDUGOS.ORG
HOPE OF THE VALLEY: HTTP://WWW.HOPEOFTHEVALLEY.ORG
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY RESCUE MISSION: HTTPS://SFVRESCUEMISSION.ORG
As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.
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Gifts to Providence Foundations, Los Angeles Region, are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. For more information on charitable tax deductions, please contact your financial advisor.
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