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 to Benefit Casa Pacifica to be Held January 14th
Westlake Village, CA December 5, 2016 – Lydia Gable of Keller Williams Realty and Rick Winters of Winters Financial Group will host their 7th Annual Coats-for-Casa Pacifica charity event at Three Springs Park in Westlake Village, on Saturday, January 14th, 2017, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
With 25-tons of snow for sledding and playing, the Coat Drive is a great opportunity for family fun with complimentary coffee and smoothies, kid’s winter crafts, and a visit this year from everyone’s favorite ice princess. 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 2,200 articles of winter clothing were donated – coats, sweaters, hats, gloves, and scarves – up from 1,500 items the year before.
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.
“More children and families are struggling this year than ever before,” share Lydia and Rick. “Your winter clothing donations help Casa Pacifica provide local Ventura County children and their families with warm necessities for the cold months ahead. Last year’s donations were all given to those in need. It would be great to collect even more items this year!”
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.
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Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families 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 along with its campus-based programs 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 or to learn about its “Building New Foundations of Hope” Capital Campaign that is underway, please visit its website www.casapacifica.org or call the Development Department at (805) 445-7800.
Lydia Gable, Keller Williams
Rick Winters, Winters Financial Group