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: Robin Steinberg
For: Assignment Editor
Annual Winter Festival and Coat Drive in January will Benefit Casa Pacifica
Westlake Village, CA December 14, 2015 – Lydia Gable of Keller Williams Realty and Rick Winters of Winters Financial Group will host their 6th Annual Coats-for-Casa Pacifica charity event at Three Springs Park in Westlake Village, on Saturday, January 9th, 2016, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
With a huge truck load of 25-tons of snow delivered for the day, the Coat Drive is a great opportunity to bring the whole family for complimentary snow play and sledding, coffee and smoothies, and kid’s winter crafts. All Lydia Gable and Rick Winters ask is that you don’t forget to 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 provides emergency shelter, medical assessment and treatment, and a host of other services to children removed from their homes for abuse and neglect. The agency also provides community-based interventions for children/youth struggling with mental health challenges and their families. Last year, over 1,500 articles of winter clothing were donated – coats, sweaters, hats, gloves, and scarves.
If the weather is uncooperative, or 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.
“Casa Pacifica is on pace to serve approximately 6,000 children and struggling families this year,” say Lydia and Rick. “Your coat or winter clothing donation will help Casa Pacifica provide these children and their families a warm, basic necessity for the cold, wet winter months ahead, especially with an expected El Niño.”
If you are unable to share in the Winter Coat Drive fun but would like to donate, please contact Lydia or Rick to make other arrangements.
Lydia Gable, Keller Williams
Rick Winters, Winters Financial Group
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Casa Pacifica is a crisis-care and residential treatment facility for abused, neglected, 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 which are designed with the intent to strengthen families and keep children in their homes. For more information about Casa Pacifica’s 17 therapeutic programs, visit its website www.casapacifica.org or call the Development Department at (805) 445-7800.