By Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides President and CEO
As we gear up for the holidays with the impending Thanksgiving weekend, I am overwhelmed by the amount of supporters who devote their resources and energies to Hillsides, especially during this time of the year.
For example, last week, the Pasadena National Charity league filled some 50 buckets with food for families we serve who, without help, would otherwise not be able to celebrate Thanksgiving. Starbucks, which once again is putting toy collection boxes for Hillsides in stores throughout the San Gabriel Valley, will soon be on campus actually creating the boxes that will be put in the stores. And throughout the month of December, there will not be a day that goes by without some generous member of the community dropping by presents, toys, or necessities for the 14,000 children, youth, and families we serve throughout Los Angeles County.
As you spend time with your family this Thanksgiving holiday, please know how thankful we are for all of you. For those we serve, the needs are pressing and the hardships are many. This is why we hope that on November 28, Giving Tuesday, you will once more think of Hillsides. It’s easy to donate; just click here.
Thank you again for helping children and families heal, grow, and thrive. I wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving.