In addition to receiving filled backpacks, attendees learned about good nutrition and healthy cooking through demos and snacks from the Watts Healthy Farmers Market, and received useful community information from event partners.
“Providing the resources that children need to start school better prepared is exactly what Philanthropic Society Los Angeles strives to achieve,” says PSLA president Rochelle Gores Fredston. “We’re reaching children who need this support the most.”
Marion Dave, Vice President of Spa 6 Region said that CII adheres to the three R’s philosophy (recovery, restoration, resiliency) when working with its client population. She also said that CII is building a new permanent multi-building campus at the former site of the County South Health Center, located at 1522 E. 102nd St. The completion date is scheduled for 2017. Much thanks to Lizanne Fleming, Director of Communications, the CII leadership team, all volunteers, and sponsors listed below; for some much needed services for the residents of Watts. Great job!
Major event sponsor Mattel was joined by the following supporters: Ted Watkins Park, Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, Parks After Dark, Watts Healthy Farmers’ Market/SEE-LA, Kaiser Permanente Watts Counseling and Learning Center, K.I.D.S., Herbalife, LA Galaxy, Office Depot via Feed the Children, 99¢ Only Stores, Plum Organics, Baby2Baby, Activate, Cory Martin Events, Caruso Affiliated, Scholastic, Accessory Innovations, Planet Sox, Handcraft, New Era, LA Party Rents and Centro Latino for Literacy.
And yes I did return to the evening music festival, where groups entertained the local residents…..some who were brave enough to show their dance moves. This is the kind of day that may not be widely advertised on local large media outlets…..but it surely should be. Well done Watts. For more info: go to www.childrensinstitute.org
Slideshow photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/99891034@N04/sets/72157634946902683/