“Summer of Ohana Love” gift-away event

Kids & Families Together (K&FT) is a nonprofit that has been serving foster/resource, adoptive, kinship, and birth families throughout Ventura County since 2000. K&FT works with children who have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, loss, and multiple placements and also works with caregivers.

In collaboration with many community partners, K&FT hosted a Gift-Away event called, Summer of Ohana Love on Saturday, August 8th for the foster/resource, kinship, adopted and birth families we serve. This fun drive-thru event provided donations of gift cards, back to school supplies, essential items and home goods to 250 children from 80 families. The celebration included bubbles, music, and a special guest appearance by “Moana”, who attended the event to spread the meaning of ohana. The most heartwarming experience for organizers and volunteers was seeing the children who came dressed in Hawaiian attire. Their excitement in seeing “Moana” as they drove through was contagious! We hope they felt as though they joined a parade of love! One caregiver emailed her appreciation afterwards saying, “Just wanted to say THANK YOU!! This was a wonderful event for the kids!!”

If you would like to contribute toward our ongoing relief efforts for the families we serve: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/nVVazA?vid=a28o8

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