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.”
“This was such a touching experience and we are grateful to be a part of it. This made our Christmas so much brighter.”
“The experience made all of us feel overjoyed and delighted. Seeing Vanessa smile with appreciation made it worth the effort.”
“The Molina family received gifts and necessities, but it was an emotional and spiritual gift for our family that the Molinas gave us.”
Our deepest gratitude goes out the following sponsors and supporters:
Robert Hidalgo, Jr.
Ray & Elizabeth Castro
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
Telemundo Advertising Sales Group