Kids & Families Together was presented with a $25,000 donation from the Gene Haas Foundation.
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. K&FT also works with caregivers who need specialized education, support, and strategies to help raise safe, healthy, nurtured children that thrive.
On Saturday May 8th, Kids & Families Together hosted a special “Mothering Day” event sponsored by SoCal Honda Dealers, Random Acts of Kindness to honor the Ventura County Foster/Resource, Kinship & Adoptive caregivers who have opened their hearts and homes to children that are not their own.
Longtime community partner to K&FT, Crosspoint Church in Ventura, hosted the event. Through the generosity of SoCal Honda Dealers and their Helpful Honda program, caregivers were pampered with a manicure and/or massage along with a take home self-care kit. K&FT also provided families with a little Mother’s Day gift and yummy treats. Almost one hundred caregivers made appointments to attend this event. Channel Islands Social Services was on site to prove childcare for the event. Without the added support of on-site childcare, many of the caregivers would not have been able to attend this event. We hope everyone who is providing love and care to a child had a very Happy Mother’s Day!
Also, during this event, Kids & Families Together was presented with a $25,000 donation from the Gene Haas Foundation in honor of National Forster Care Month which falls annually during the month of May. During the past year, the Gene Haas Foundation has played an integral role in supporting K&FT’s Resource Family Support Gift Away Events which provide direct relief to Ventura County families participating in programs and services with K&FT. Katrina Veronica, Grants Administrator and Communications Lead with the Gene Haas Foundation was there to present the check to K&FT’s CEO/Co-Founder, David Friedlander and Board Chair, Sharon Watts Woolley. Kids & Families Together is very grateful for the continued support of the Gene Haas Foundation.
To learn more, visit: www.kidsandfamilies.org