Community Giving Fund Honors 12 L.A. Charities

The Pacific Union International L.A. community celebrated an evening of festivities and generosity at the company holiday party at the Petersen Automotive Museum, honoring 12 local charities selected by the Community Giving Fund.

The Community Giving Fund presented checks to 12 local charities, donating a total of $72,000. The Community Giving Fund has raised more than $200,000 over the course of the year from donations, services provided, and volunteer hours.

I am truly inspired by all the sales associates who came together to donate generously to the Community Giving Fund this year,” Cassandra Petersen, real estate professional and Community Giving Fund board member says. “Our 2018 donations to the 12 selected charity beneficiaries will have a long-lasting local impact for years to come.”

These organizations are devoted to helping those struggling with grief, homelessness, and debilitating diseases and giving children a positive start through arts education, health care, and foster services. We are proud to be a part of their vital efforts.

“Door of Hope (DOH) seeks to end the cycle of homelessness for every man, woman, and child we serve. We provide families with case management and other services to empower families to achieve the ultimate goal of finding and maintaining housing and providing a better future for their children.”

Camp Del Corazon provides a medically supervised, residential summer camp for children ages seven through 17 who are living with heart disease, as well as additional programs for these children and their families.

“ALS Association Golden West Chapter is dedicated to the fight against ALS in many ways, including funding global research efforts, supporting scientific and clinical collaboration, connecting people with ALS to clinical trials, partnering with multidisciplinary ALS clinics and centers, educating the public about ALS, providing professional care management services to families facing ALS, pursuing important public policy initiatives, and bringing the ALS community together.”

“PHASE ONE is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting groundbreaking Phase I and Phase II clinical cancer research, innovative education and treatment programs, and funding forward-thinking leaders in the scientific and medical community.” PHASE ONE’s immediate funding goes to researchers at all the main medical institutions in Los Angeles and Southern California, including UCLA and USC.

City Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts is “dedicated to providing the highest quality arts education and experiences to children in the most economically stressed neighborhoods of Southern California, thereby enhancing self-esteem, creativity, literacy, and social and academic skills while strengthening the health and vitality of the children and their communities.”

Sojourn, a project of The People Concern provides shelter and support services to adult and child victims of domestic violence.

Raise A Child is “the nationwide leader in the recruitment and support of LGBTQ and all prospective parents interested in building families through fostering and adopting to meet the needs of the 437,000 children in the foster-care system.”

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation: The mission of the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation is to raise and manage funds in order to meet the highest priority healthcare needs of the Foothill communities that the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital serves.

Young & Healthy provides access to high-quality health care for uninsured and underserved children and families and seeks to improve quality of life for all children in the greater Pasadena area through prevention education.

LA’s BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program provides safe and supervised after-school education, enrichment, and recreation programs for children ages five through 12.

OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center provides the community with grief-support services, education, resources, and hope, serving children, teens, and adults. It provides essential grief support for a universal experience that deserves heightened education and acceptance. Its vision is to create a world in which grief is embraced, understood, and respected.

“P.S. Arts is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing arts education to underserved public schools and communities.”