Holiday Season 2011-Families Helping Families

The Child Abuse Prevention Center launched our 2011 Families Helping Families Campaign at the December 3rd, 2011 Los Angeles Kings game against the Montreal Canadiens.  The Prevention Center hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 17th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. to celebrate the opening of its holiday warehouse and distribution center located at 500 S. Main Street in Orange where Wells Fargo and In-N-Out staff were in attendance to donate valuable volunteer hours.

Virginia DiPaola, Tim Sandel with volunteers from Wells Fargo

Every holiday season the Prevention Center works with the community to provide holiday gifts for families in need. Individuals, businesses and community outreach groups adopted 250 of the Center’s client families, supporting the largest, client-centered program the Prevention Center offers.  Organizations and individual families provided gifts that the client families need most, such as warm blankets, clothing, and shoes.

Former Los Angeles Kings player Ryan Smyth with his wife, kids, and adopted family

Los Angeles Kings Families Helping Families

The Los Angeles Kings have participated in Families Helping Families for the last three years where players, coaches and staff adopt 30 families and invite the families to their ice rink to enjoy a day of skating, opening gifts and lunch with the players. This year, however, the Los Angeles Kings have gone beyond expectation to support the Prevention Center in a holiday fundraising campaign. Not only were 25 families invited to watch the December 3rd game from luxury suites, where they had a large buffet lunch, received holiday gifts and met the players, but Los Angeles Kings fans may purchase specialty packages for admission to the December 22nd game against the Anaheim Ducks. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Prevention Center.  For more information click here

A happy family from our Infant Program with all the incredible gifts they received!

Ribbon Cutting

On December 17th the Prevention Center Board of Directors, members of the Business Advisory Board and other supporters participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the launch of Families Helping Families. An In-N-Out truck was on hand to feed 200 volunteers and Wells Fargo staff contributed valuable volunteer hours in addition to adopting almost 40 client families.

To learn more about this incredible program and the ways you can help our client families during the holidays please visit our Families Helping Families page!

A big thanks to our corporate sponsors!