Children’s Fund receives $50,000 from First 5 San Bernardino
SAN BERNARDINO, California (Monday, December 23, 2013) – Children’s Fund presented the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors a picture frame of ornaments decorated by children who received a holiday gift during the Celebration of Giving Campaign to acknowledge their 25 years of collecting gifts and toys for the underprivileged children in our local communities. The presentation took place in the County Government Center.
“We are grateful for our partnership with the Board of Supervisors and the County of San Bernardino,” states Erin Phillips, President and CEO of Children’s Fund. “It is because of these partnerships that we are able to make a difference in the lives of so many underprivileged children in our communities.” Children’s Fund has helped more than 50,000 children in 2013.
Operations Manager of First 5 San Bernardino, Cindy Faulkner was also in attendance, presenting Children’s Fund with a check for $50,000 to be used for gifts this holiday season. “It is truly all about the kids,” exclaims Faulkner. “We strive to honor and respect the diversity of our community and prioritize the needs to ensure development for young children and their families. Our partnership with Children’s Fund is a perfect example of both entities working towards the same goal.” First 5 San Bernardino was created in December 1998 in order to realize the benefits of the California Children and Families Act, created for the purpose of promoting, supporting, and improving the early development of children from the prenatal stage to five years of age.
“San Bernardino County appreciates the support Children’s Fund and First 5 San Bernardino provide to thousands of underprivileged children in our County, and we look forward to continuing our longstanding partnership with these critical agencies,” San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chair Janice Rutherford said.
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, where the sexually and physically abused children are treated in a child-friendly setting. Since its inception in 1986, 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