Toys and Clothes Needed for Foothill Unity Center Holiday Distribution to Low-Income Children

Press Release posted 12/10/12 – Foothill Unity Center’s Holiday Food Distribution and Angel Program has become a community tradition.  Last year, almost 2,000 pre-qualified, low-income families and 3,000 children received food, toys and clothes to help brighten the Holidays and stabilize the budgets of these families on the edge.

On Sunday, December 16, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, the Center again will be distributing food, toys and clothes to almost 2,000 families and neighbors in need.

Everyone is invited to stop by the Center to adopt paper angels bearing the gift wishes of client children and then shop for those gifts.  Entire flights of angels also may be adopted by businesses or service organizations to help meet the need.

Donations of food, turkey certificates and funds also are needed to help with the Holidays.

Foothill Unity Center always welcomes food donations, but never more than during the Holiday Season. All holiday donations may be dropped off at the Center’s Monrovia location between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM on the weekdays.  In addition, donated funds will help fill in the gaps, particularly for children whose angels were not adopted.  Donors may contribute securely online by clicking the Donate Now Button on the Center’s website at www.foothillunitycenter.org. Checks may be mailed to Foothill Unity Center at 415 West Chestnut Avenue, Monrovia, CA  91016.

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Foothill Unity Center, Inc., is a multi-service agency that is the primary provider of food, shelter, transportation, referrals, case management, and now a variety of health services to low-income and homeless families in the community. During the last four years the Center has seen its client-base more than double, from 1,371 unduplicated families in 2007, to 4,302 unduplicated families in 2011, as a result of the current economic downturn. Indeed, last year the Center furnished a total of 59,537 client services, including 35,454 food orders to 12,117 unduplicated individuals.

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