Our Holiday Season was Spectacular for over 500 under-served youth, teens and parents

We just concluded our 2018 Project Angel Wings Holiday Program. As you may have heard, both camps which we lease for our Holiday Events & overnight teen camps tragically burned to the ground in the Woolsey Fire, but thanks to friends like you, we were able to continue our great holiday tradition, hosting two great parties for over 300 at-risk and homeless youth at an alternate location in Santa Monica. We also dropped off thousands of brand new toys and gifts at different homeless shelters and agencies (such as Homeboy Industries and My Friend’s Place) over the holiday season, and on Christmas Day itself, we were down at Midnight Mission, giving away toys to children who were waiting hours in line with their families.

This Fall has been challenging for so many of us-and we cannot thank you all enough for being there for our work, our Project Angel Wings Program, for the youth and families we serve-and for so much more…

Thanks to our dear friends at Capital One and their AMAZING Staff of elves and friends at the Capital One Cafe-Santa Monica, Julie Kavner & David Davis, Rothschild & Co, Elyse LaVine-Ortiz & Hector Ortiz, Arctic Cold Caps, California Supply, Mark & Cha-Cha Weinstein, Barry Brooker, Ellen Poyer, Marla & Jeffrey Michaels, Cathy Cygan, Nick Kreider, the Bohannon Family, Sol & Mazi Emami, the Tokar Family, JAKKs Pacific Toys, Action & Agape & Agape Int’l. Spiritual Institute, Mattel, OSEA Malibu, Senator Ben Allen’s Office, Connections4Children, the Santa Monica-Malibu School District, Nancy Dargan, Melanie Wizan, Janine McEuen Newell, Veronica Luna & Angel Gonzalez, Kathy & Cris Semergieff, Lesli Johnson, Dennis Manuel,  Alexandria Skouras,  Robert Olive, Lauren Partipilo, Thomas Kelly, Valerie Perea, Linda Thompson, James & Mary Dearing, Antoinette D’Angelo, Noel Ellis, Jacqui Hylton, Fresh Bros. Pizza, Marmalade’s Cafe Malibu & many terrific others.

Our Project Angel Wings Holiday Program would be absolutely nothing to write home about-without the outstanding help of loving volunteers such as David D. Keller, Suzanne Matteson, Mark Lederkramer, Nick Krieder & Stephanie Lyra, Ali & William Thonson, Patrick O’Sullivan, Kat Yore & Lance, Jesse Pruett, Kristin Leible, Marie Espino, the Shandera Family, Joseph Greco, Jacob Jones, Andrew Meneses, Shelly Rosekelly, David Baron & Family, Barry Brooker & Family, Martin Rosado, Faith & Dylan McCaffery, Yvette & Luke Hueso and Priscilla & Valentino Ayala. We were able to have a truly extraordinary holiday season because of all of YOU…

More importantly, your kindness and great generosity made the holidays truly spectacular for the youth and families we serve who would otherwise not have much in the way of holiday goodness, fun or cheer of any kind…THANK YOU.

A thousand times, thank you all, from the very bottom of our hearts…