PADRES Provides HOPE During The Holiday Season

Season of HOPE Holiday Toy Drives
The holidays are a magical time for children. For a child with cancer, the holiday season is one that should be filled with joy and HOPE.

Through the generosity of our sponsors and supporters, PADRES was able to provide hundreds of PADRES families throughout Southern California; Las Vegas, NV; Southern Florida and New York City with toys and other much needed items.

Adopt – A – Family

Every family deserves a joyous holiday season. But the holidays prove to be especially difficult for some of the families we serve. Through the Adopt-A-Family Program, PADRES partnered with schools, community organizations, businesses and individual donors to bring holiday cheer to economically disadvantaged families.

“Thank you for giving my friends and I the wonderful opportunity to give back to a young boy such as Luis and his family. I have to say, it was very hard for me to hold back my tears, but at the end of the day there are no words that can express how I felt by making him smile.”
--Monica Chavarria

“This was such a touching experience and we are grateful to be a part of it. This made our Christmas so much brighter.”
--Jennifer Jaramillo Valkana and Andy Vargas

“The experience made all of us feel overjoyed and delighted. Seeing Vanessa smile with appreciation made it worth the effort.”
--Esther Nuevas

“The Molina family received gifts and necessities, but it was an emotional and spiritual gift for our family that the Molinas gave us.”
--Mirna Ruiz-Ramirez

Our deepest gratitude goes out the following sponsors and supporters:

Perez Family
Schrage Family
Daniel & Roslyn Ceniceros
Martin & Rita Gallegos
Michael & Adriana Felix
Luis & Maria Faura
Carmen Aranda
Raedine Baca
Marty & Emily Carter
Monica Chavarria
Patrick & Delia Cunningham
Maria Claudia Echeverria
Carol Ann Ernquies
Jessica Nunez
Sylvia Estrada
Salgado Family
Yulia Fradkin
Angie Gabriel
Sally Garcia
Xochitl Garcia
Esther Gomez
Elizabeth Gonzalez
Teresa Gordon
Miguel Hermosillo
Gabriel Hernandez
Neil & Karen Carrey
Oskar Cartaya

Maria Hernandez
Veronica Hernandez
Maria Piña
Zuleria Cruz
Leticia Herrera
Miguel Herrera
Robert Hidalgo, Jr.
Caitlin Johnstone
Karen Schomaker
Astrid Olivares
Janette Callejas
Pedro Carrion
Ray & Elizabeth Castro
Danielle Kaufman
Tea Kim
Brian McGarry
Yvelisse Lapadula
Rosa Lopez
Erika Martinez
Kejuen McKinney
Adela Hamann
Josie Loren
Angie Perez
Alma Morales
Esther Nuevas
Maria Ortega
Whitney Peterson

Cisneros Family
Susie Gonzalez
Melissa Ramirez
Rose Rodriguez
Margaret Rosenthal
Charito Roz
Mirna Ruiz
Sabrina Shadi
Dario Soto
Amalia Terriquez
Michael Rafferty
Francisca Valenzuela
Tulia Vasquez
Jessica Wade
Cecilia Alvear
Marlene Widawer
George Lewis
John & Kate Clarke
Susan Lord
Jane Lewis
Patrick & Sarah Brinker
Magdalena Alvear
Christopher Alvear Galtt
Terry & Montserrat
Keven Ramirez
Olga Ramudo
Geoff Walker

Arc After-School Program at Animo Pat Brown Charter High School
Bebe Stores Inc.
California Lutheran University
Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM) at Cal State LA
Comerica Bank
Gap 1969
LA Times
Telemundo Advertising Sales Group