Every year, we give seasonal parties at Harbor UCLA Medical Center for approximately 300 acutely ill children and their needy families. The recipients are selected by the Director of the Child Life Department. Additionally, each child on the Children's floor receives a special gift.
Toiletry items are needed by the majority of children, especially by teenagers. We hand out toiletry bags twice a year, and we would gladly accept donations of such items.
Many local families found themselves affected by the downsizing in South Bay. Unfortunately, many do not qualify for welfare and would greatly benefit from food donations, warm clothing, shoes and haircut certificates. When other organizations cannot respond to special and unusual circumstances, it has been our policy to try and fill this void.
We have an Adopt-A-Family program through which we give gifts, including toys, clothes, and food and shoe certificates to entire families in need. Last year alone we were able to help over 60 families.
We are a small and all volunteer group, whose ages range from 6-96, and are all young at heart. If we tugged at yours, please send donations to the following address:
PMB280 P.O. Box 7000 Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
Cheer for Children (www.cheerforchildren.net)