SAN BERNARDINO, California (Tuesday, October 3, 2013) – At the annual Claremont/West End Auxiliary dinner held at the home of JoAnn Mineer in La Verne, Children’s Fund received a check for an additional $10,000 bringing the annual total raised by the Auxiliary to more than $61,000 for the year.
“This is such a dedicated auxiliary who go above and beyond to raise money for the underprivileged children in our local communities,” states Erin Phillips, president and CEO of Children’s Fund. “We are so thankful for the continuous fundraising efforts of the Claremont/West End Auxiliary.”
Claremont/West End Auxiliary was originally founded in 1958 and supported the Children’s Home Society. Today, Claremont-West End Auxiliary raises funds for Children’s Fund and promotes community awareness with activities like their home tour and membership teas.
“With 60+ members, our Auxiliary is continually volunteering and speaking on behalf of Children’s Fund,” says Vicki Radtke, co-president. “Every dollar we raise will help support the at-risk children in our communities. We know that the need is great, so we work together to raise money so that Children’s Fund can help these children who are our future.”
Children’s Fund works with social workers and case managers to give emergency assistance to at-risk children providing food, clothing, beds, shelter, transportation, rental and utility assistance and medical and dental care. Additionally, Children’s Fund coordinates multiple Care Campaigns including holiday gifts, coats, backpacks with school supplies, hygiene kits and other basic necessities.
Children’s Fund has identified special projects that require ongoing support, such as the Children’s Assessment Center. San Bernardino County’s only one-stop center is designed to reduce the trauma of abused and neglected children by allowing them to tell their story only once while receiving treatment from specially-trained forensic pediatricians and staff in a child-friendly setting.
Created in 1986, Children’s Fund is a non-profit whose mission is to prevent child abuse in our community; to ensure that at-risk children who are abused, neglected, impoverished, or abandoned receive adequate food, shelter, clothing, medical care and education; and to provide equal opportunity for social development for these children. Since its inception, Children’s Fund has served more than 1.3 million children. For more information on Children’s Fund or to learn how you can give a child hope for brighter tomorrows by making a donation, go to www.childrensfundonline.org or call 909.379.0000. Follow us on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/W4Wymf