We Are Grateful For Your Support!
As we reflect on the past month, we have so much to be grateful for this season. On October 19th, hundreds of CLC friends and supporters joined us at our annual Art of Advocacy Gala at the UCLA Luskin Center. The event was a success beyond our imagination! We continue to be in awe of our community of donors, who consistently show up to ensure our young clients and their caregivers have access to school supplies, warm clothing, baby care essentials, funding for extra-curricular activities, and more.
Our Uplift with a Gift Program has kicked off – and we are already receiving an outpouring of generosity. We need your help! There are hundreds of children waiting to be matched with a donor! The holiday season can be difficult for children and youth in the foster care system. With your participation, we can make the season a little bit brighter. Please consider sponsoring a family or purchasing a gift for a child in need of holiday cheer. We are accepting donations until Friday, December 14th. Read more below about how to get involved.
Thank you for all that you do to support children and families in foster care!
LA Mayor Karen Bass Makes Big Announcement!
Mayor Karen Bass revealed big news to the audience at the Art of Advocacy Gala! During her speech, she announced a partnership between CLC and the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles to provide case management services for our older clients to access desperately needed housing and benefits. Mayor Bass is a longtime champion for the children we serve and we are so grateful to have such strong support from our local government. Watch the full video of her remarks here.
Gifts From The Heart
Thank you to everyone who gave from the heart at The Art of Advocacy Gala!
The first 50 donors received a beautiful heart paperweight from the Getty Store.
The Parisian Night paperweights were handblown by Master Glassblower April Wagner. Each is made of hot-sculpted glass, and finished with a heart stamp.
We hope the hearts continue to remind our generous guests of an unforgettable evening and for making a difference for children in foster care!
Art of Advocacy 2023 Photo Gallery
Thank you to Genesis Productions for capturing such an amazing night! Take a look below at some special moments from the night and visit the full gallery on our website.
Uplift With A Gift 2023!
It’s that time of the year again! Please help us spread joy to youth in the foster care system.
CLC is celebrating the 18th year of Uplift with a Gift! There are three easy ways to help our clients and their families celebrate the holidays:
- Sign up to sponsor a family in Southern California
- To sponsor a family in Northern California, please email Stephanie Talavera at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shop our Amazon wish list
- Make a monetary donation
Last year, CLC brought the holiday spirit to thousands of clients by collecting toys, warm clothing, and donations from generous people just like you.