We are filled with gratitude for you, our supporters who have volunteered their time and donated holiday gifts to share with the families we serve at CPAF. We give many thanks to our holiday event volunteers and sponsors:
- Sempra Energy Foundation, for providing a “Season of Giving” grant to help bring cheer to CPAF shelter families during the holidays
- Bank of America Asian Leadership Network – Southern California and Bank of America Legal Department for hosting gift wrap events and wrapping hundreds of gifts to distribute to CPAF families
- CPAF community volunteers and employee volunteers from Bank of America, Downtown Properties, NAAAP Southern California, Project by Project – Los Angeles, SoCalGas, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Union Bank, who decorated and created a festive environment for CPAF shelter families at their holiday gatherings
The holidays can be a difficult time for the families staying in our shelters: they have experienced trauma; their lives are changing; they are adjusting to a new environment and a new community.
By providing gifts, you are demonstrating that the community cares about survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Knowing that others in the community support their healing serves as a symbol of hope for the families we serve.
This year, gifts have been contributed by so many of you who are showing support and encouragement for these resilient survivors, including:
- Asian Pacific American Community Holiday Toy Drive
- Strength in Scarves
- Bread of Life Church Christian Children’s Center
- Kelley Lee Gin of PicturePerfectEvents and family
- Los Angeles City Attorney’s office – Asian Pacific City Attorney’s Association
- Tzu Chi Foundation
- Volunteers from Bank of America, National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP Southern California) and Union Bank
- Wells Fargo Bank
- West Los Angeles United Methodist Church
This multitude of gifts – more than 300 gifts in total – is being distributed this month to families served by CPAF. Thank you for your support!