LOS ANGELES, November 8, 2016 – Hillsides, a foster care charity, has launched a #GivingTuesday campaign, #kidsfirst, to help financially challenged families put food on their table during the holidays. The goal of the campaign is to raise $6,000 to provide 60 families with $100 worth of groceries.
Hillsides serves 13,000 children and families across Los Angeles County, many of them below the poverty line. For families struggling to survive, the holidays add financial stressors that can trigger despair and anxiety.
“The two-week break from school is a particularly tough time,” said Community Resources Director Laura Kelso. “The families we serve rely on the free school breakfasts and lunches, and without our assistance, the children and families would go to bed hungry.”
Those wishing to support Hillsides #GivingTuesday campaign can visit Hillsides website at https://www.hillsides.org/adopt-family-and-share-meal-givingtuesday or can donate through mobile cause by visiting igfn.us/f/mcu/n.
#GivingTuesday, celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving on November 29, 2016, is a global day of giving to offset the commercialism of the holidays. Last year 700,000 people participated in #GivingTuesday, raising $116 million.
Hillsides provides high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where children and youth can thrive. Headquartered in Pasadena, the agency and its affiliation with Bienvenidos serves 13,000 children and families in Los Angeles County throughout its 35 sites, including school-based mental health offices in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Baldwin Park. Foster care and adoptions services in approved resource family homes serve families in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. To learn more about both agencies, visit www.Hillsides.org and www.Bienvenidos.org. Visit Hillsides on Facebook @hillsideschildren, on Twitter @Hillsides, or on Instagram @HillsidesPasadena.