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 13th
December 12, 2017 Westlake Village, CA – Lydia Gable Realty Group with Compass and Rick Winters of Winters Financial Group, Inc. will host their 8th Annual Coats-for-Casa Pacifica charity event at Three Springs Park in Westlake Village, on Saturday, January 13th, 2018, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
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 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 2,500 articles of winter clothing were donated – coats, sweaters, hats, gloves, and scarves – up from 2,200 items the year before. In total, over 10,000 items have been donated and distributed to date.
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.
“The need at Casa Pacifica is great and we are grateful that our community comes together to donate warm outwear to help those less fortunate. We are so amazed and thankful for the generosity of so many who come out with bags of coats and scarves and gloves,” share Lydia and Rick. “Last year, every single warm clothing item donated was distributed to the network of children and families of Casa Pacifica. The smiles on the faces of the children and families as they ‘shopped” for outwear to keep them warm during our chilly winter are incredible and heart-warming. It would be wonderful to create even more smiles this year as we hope to collect more items than in the past.” 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.
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, please visit its website www.casapacifica.org or call the Development Department at (805) 445-7800.