F O R I M M E D I A T E R E L E A S E
CASA PACIFICA CENTERS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
A California Non-profit 501(C)(3)
Contact: Carrie Hughes
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Beloved event brings community together for one final time – 10th Annual Coats for Casa Pacifica to be Held January 11th
Westlake Village, CA – Lydia Gable Realty Group with Compass and Rick Winters of Winters Financial Group, Inc. will host their 10th Annual and final Coats-for-Casa Pacifica charity event at Three Springs Park in Westlake Village, on Saturday, January 11th, 2020, from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. This will be the 10th and final year of the popular Coats for Casa Pacifica community event. This is a rain or shine event. If the weather conditions are threatening, updates will be posted on the event’s website, www.coatsforcasapacifica.com, and its Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/CoatsforCasa regarding the status of the event day.
With 30-tons of snow for sledding and playing, the Coat Drive is a great opportunity for family fun with complimentary coffee and smoothies, and kid’s crafts. All Lydia Gable and Rick Winters ask is that you please bring new or gently used winter clothes of all sizes, including coats, sweaters, hoodies, mittens/gloves, winter hats and scarves, to benefit the children and youth of Casa Pacifica in Camarillo – a facility that offers residential treatment, medical/psychological assessments and services, and a host of other programs to foster youth removed from their homes. The agency also provides community-based interventions for youth struggling with mental health challenges and their families. Last year, over 5,000 articles of winter clothing were donated – coats, sweaters, hats, gloves, and scarves – up from 3,000 items the year before. In total, over 20,000 items have been donated and distributed since the Coats for Casa Pacifica event started in 2010. Lydia and Rick are hoping this final year will be their biggest coat drive yet.
“Coats for Casa Pacifica has definitely grown over the years compared to when we first started this Coat Drive 10 years ago. This event continues to be about helping local children in need and their families so that each and every one of them has a warm coat this winter as temperatures are getting colder this time of year,” share Lydia and Rick. “We are so thankful to our amazing community for their generosity during the last 10 years. We hope everyone comes out on January 11th to Three Springs Park with their gently used coats & jackets and stays to play in the snow, sled or share a warm cup of coffee or cool smoothie with friends in the community. This is our final coat drive and we want to celebrate its success with everyone!”
Lydia Gable, Compass Realty
Rick Winters, Winters Financial Group
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Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is a crisis-care and residential treatment facility for foster or at-risk children in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. The agency is the largest non-profit provider of children’s mental health services in both counties and administers a number of community-based programs designed to strengthen families and keep children in their homes and communities. Casa Pacifica is also a foster family agency, which recruits and trains families for potential placement with a foster youth. For more information about Casa Pacifica visit its website www.casapacifica.org or call the Development & Public Relations Department at (805) 445-7800.
Casa Pacifica’s Mission Statement: Casa Pacifica restores hope, enhances resilience, and strengthens community connections for children, young adults and families at the most challenging times of their lives.