February 28, 2024 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Westside Family Health Center Gives Back With Food, Clothing Drive:

Westside Family Health Center’s employee-driven food and clothing drive, Heart2Heart, is currently in full swing.

Heart2Heart began when Hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck and WFHC team members wanted to do something to help Gulf Coast area residents.

Now, every year Westside Family Health Center (WFHC) selects two worthy community partners in need of food and clothing donations for their clients. This year, Heart2Heart will benefit St. Joseph Center Food Pantry and Safe Place for Youth (S.P.Y).

WFHC has already collected and distributed more than 350 pounds of food and 44 bags of clothes to St. Joseph Center and S.P.Y., respectively, since the drive began in late November.

Alison Hurst, Executive Director and Founder of S.P.Y., said, “The clothing donation could not have come at a better time. Last night our young people arrived wet and tired but left warm and dry in their new clothing. Thank you so much for choosing to support S.P.Y.”

According to Va Lecia Adams Kellum, Ph.D., Executive Director of St. Joseph Center, the need is great:

“St. Joseph Center is seeing greater demand than ever for help during the holidays. We set a record at Thanksgiving by distributing nearly 800 turkeys, and more people are signed up for our Adopt-A-Family effort than in any past year. We’re thankful for the Westside Family Health Center’s Heart2Heart Campaign because it is helping us meet this incredible demand.”

Debra A. Farmer, WFHC’s President/Chief Executive Officer said, “To quote a well-used phrase: ‘Heart2Heart is a gift that just keeps giving,’ ” noting in years past donations have included books, office supplies and toiletries.

St. Joseph Center provides working poor families, as well as homeless men, women and children with the inner resources and tools to become productive, stable and self-supporting members of the community.

Food items needed include juice, canned meats and soups, canned fruit and vegetables, peanut butter, pasta, beans and rice.

Safe Place for Youth inspires, nurtures, and empowers homeless youth by providing street outreach, a drop-in center, and case management. Clothing items needed include adult-size gently used or new jackets, jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, new socks and new underwear.

The drive runs until January 20, 2014. Help meet Their goal of donating 500 pounds of food and 75 bags of clothing! Donations can be brought to Westside Family Health Center’s main waiting room at 1705 Ocean Park Boulevard in Santa Monica during normal business hours.

For more information, contact Molly Maher at 310.450.4773, ext. 253 or mmaher@wfhcenter.org.

in News
Related Posts

(Video) Pro-Palestine Protest at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel

February 28, 2024

February 28, 2024

Protesters were there to protest the arrival of U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi Counter-protesters drove by in a car. @smmirrornews Pro-Palestine...

(Video) Restaurants Replace Glass Front Doors After Late Night Robbery Spree in Del Ray

February 28, 2024

February 28, 2024

Seven restaurants and small businesses in Del Rey and Venice, including Nick the Greek and Dudley Market, were robbed. Council...

SMMUSD Appoints New Asst. Superintendent of Education Services

February 27, 2024

February 27, 2024

Dr. Williamson Will Assume Her Role on March 8, Bringing 17 Years of Education Experience In a special board meeting...

Hollywood Royalty to Shine at 96th Oscars: First Wave of Star-Studded Presenter Lineup Unveiled

February 27, 2024

February 27, 2024

Incredible Lineup of Actors and Previous Oscar Winners Announced Executive producer and showrunner Raj Kapoor, along with executive producers Molly...

Vote Smart, Vote Early: Streamlining Your 2024 Presidential Primary Experience in L.A. County

February 27, 2024

February 27, 2024

Skip the Lines and Save Time – Your Guide to Early Voting Options  In preparation for the upcoming 2024 Presidential...

Iconic Venice Beach Sculpture and Landmark to be Removed, Returned to Artist’s Property

February 27, 2024

February 27, 2024

Since the Money, Effort or Desire to Purchase the Piece Appears to Not Be There, the Artist Wants It Back...

(Video) Heartfelt candlelight vigils in Westchester and West Hollywood for Nex Benedict

February 27, 2024

February 27, 2024

The non-binary 16 year old student with Choctaw ancestry died in Owasso, Oklahoma after being beaten by three older high...

Sweet Lady Jane Sparks Hope of Return – Popular Bakery Hints at Reopening Across LA

February 27, 2024

February 27, 2024

After Abrupt Closures, Beloved Bakery Hints at a Comeback, Leaving Fans Intrigued  Sweet Lady Jane, a Los Angeles cake bakery...

Waymo’s LA Expansion Hits Roadblock: CPUC Temporarily Halts Self-Driving Company’s Plans

February 26, 2024

February 26, 2024

California Public Utilities Commission suspends Waymo’s service expansion for 120 days. California’s Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has put a temporary...

Real Estate Giant Funds LAPD Union Fund to Sway L.A. City Council Election in March

February 26, 2024

February 26, 2024

Santa Monica Company Responsible for LA’s Largest Mass Eviction Gives $400,000 Santa Monica-based Real estate investment trust company Douglas Emmett...

Santa Monica College Unveils 2024 Spring Jazz Series Lineup

February 26, 2024

February 26, 2024

Tickets for each concert are priced at $10 and can be purchased in advance The Santa Monica College Music Department...

Downtown Wellness Center Bridges Gap Between Psychedelics and Meditation

February 26, 2024

February 26, 2024

The Center Has Partnered With Local Agencies and Gave Free Sessions to Around 500 Veterans in Two Years By Zach...

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Calls Special Board of Education Meeting

February 26, 2024

February 26, 2024

SMMUSD Gathers to Address Time-Sensitive Resolutions In a press release sent on Saturday, February 24, The Santa Monica-Malibu School District...

 39th Independent Spirit Awards Celebrates Independent Cinema in Santa Monica

February 25, 2024

February 25, 2024

Santa Monica Pier Hosts Annual Awards Ceremony Amid Pro-Palestinian Protest The 39th Independent Spirit Awards ceremony, another precursor to the...

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Consider Landlords’ Challenge to Rent-Control Laws

February 25, 2024

February 25, 2024

New York Landlords’ Bid to Challenge Rent-Control Laws Fails The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a significant property rights...