Monday, July 18, 2011

Rotary Club's 19th Annual Care for Kids Golf Classic

The 19th Annual Care for Kids Golf Classic is hosted by Rotary Club of Camarillo and the proceeds from this event benefit Casa Pacifica. Casa Pacifica is very near and dear to my heart and it is always an honor to speak on behalf of them as a former foster youth resident of the shelter. Petra and Al Lowe, two of the sweetest and most caring people I know, sponsored the charity event, and I have to take time to thank them and The Rotary Club for giving me another chance to share how passionate I am about Casa Pacifica and all that it has done for me. Also, I want to thank The Rotary Club for their very generous donation of $800 to Luggage of Love, and the most amazing Casa Pacifica blanket ever! It was also a pleasure volunteering my time today to help out in what ever way possible during the golf tournament. This event was truly phenomenal: great food, great company, great raffle items all for a great cause. I am looking forward to helping more with the Care for Kids Golf Classic in the years to come. And did I mention even Archie the therapy dog from Casa was in attendance doing what he does best...relaxing. He is truly a blessing to many of these children who only open up to him. I can not tell you how valuable he is to the shelter and how much I wish that he would have been there when I needed a friend. So here is to Archie, Casa Pacifica's for legged angel!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

National Car Collector Appreciation Day

What a great day for an event that showcases car collectors' pride in ownership of their vehicles. Today's event was held on the beautiful campus of Cal Lutheran University. The event brought out more than 600 cars with approximately 3,000 spectators attending throughout the morning and late into the afternoon. All proceeds from this event went to Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. Children’s Hospital-Los Angeles is a non-profit with impeccable credentials and a worldwide reputation for being the best in pediatrics and who care for over 100,000 children annually from all over the world. They are well known for their amazing work and cutting edge technology. It was an honor to be a part of this event and raise money for a great and valuable cause.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Eagle Scout Project on Luggage of Love

I would like to thank, Shane Laguna, for choosing to do his Eagle Scout project on Luggage of Love. Shane told me that the reson why he chose Luggage of Love because he believes in its mission of helping each child in shelter and foster care start their journey on the right path, with a new piece of luggage- NOT a trash bag. So Shane rallied up a group of his friends and volunteers, and with a lot of teamwork from all of these generous people, 3 pallets were able to be shipped to children in shelters throughout California! WOW, way to go Shane!