We’ve partnered up with two of our favorite nonprofit organizations again this year to raise some holiday cheer. Our Fairfax and Encino branches have had bins in their lobbies for our staff and clients to donate unwrapped toys and books for Child Care Resource Center (CCRC). We’ve already had to schedule three pickups to empty our bins!
CCRC has a goal of passing out 10,000 books and toys to children 0 to 13 years old living below the federal poverty level in the area CCRC services. According to the nonprofit organization, “only one book is available to every 300 children in low-income neighborhoods.”
In Orange County, our office is once again partnering with Concept 7, a foster and adoption agency in Los Angeles providing a continuum of family-centered treatment and support-related programs, serving the needs of abused and neglected youth. Each year, the Grandpoint team fulfills holiday wishes of many Concept 7 foster children, who range in age from infants to teens.
The Concept 7 staff provides us with a detailed account of several gift ideas for each child in need, accompanied by their favorite stores and colors, as well as their clothing and shoe sizes so that donors can select the perfect gift to light up their holiday.
Both CCRC and Concept 7 make an important difference in the lives of children in need, and they welcome additional help from the public. Tax-deductible donations are the lifeblood or nonprofits like these. At CCRC, for example, donations dollars can stretch to purchase a book for five dollars or four toys for $20. With over 330,000 children in CCRC’s service area currently living below the federal poverty level, the need is great.
The gifts children receive through these organizations may be the only presents some receive this holiday season. Please consider helping us create a special holiday season for the kids of CCRC and Concept 7.
For more information about CCRC or to make a donation, call 1-866-67-4KIDS or email communications(at)ccrcca.org.
For more information about Concept 7, call (323) 838-9566 or visit concept7.org.
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With crisp air and colors on the trees, we know another year is soon behind us. But first, we gather to celebrate, count our blessings and reflect. Thanksgiving is unlike any other holiday we celebrate. It’s a day to gather with those we love and the friends we hold dear; a day to share a meal and to share each other’s company.
Whether your Thanksgiving celebration is near or far, large or small, we at Grandpoint Bank wish you a wonderful day, filled with cheer and the warmth of the holiday season.