2009 Recipients

$47,000 in donations

$1000 to underwrite two youths for one year as they utilize programs provided at 17 sites in San Pedro, Wilmington and the Port of Los Angeles.

$1000 to support a shelter for abandoned or undocumented children.

This $1000 grant is to be used to finance “baby showers” for abused or abandoned children through the purchase of needed baby equipment or to underwrite the costs of “welcome kits” for abused or abandoned children when they arrive at their new foster home.

This $1500 grant will enable CAAF to support domestic initiatives that provide mental health therapies and support groups for children affected by aids and their families.

This $2000 grant will support the research efforts of FRAXA, an organization whose mission is to find effective treatments and a cure for all children and adults with Fragile X.

$1000 grant to provide enriching experiences for the HIS Kids Club, operated by Harbor Interfaith Services, in pursuit of their mission to empower the homeless and working poor.

$1000 for this program which targets at-risk youth and promotes positive youth development through on-going year-round music lessons and youth orchestra participation.

$1000 to provide ongoing support for a 25 year old young man, who is a quadriplegic as a result of a car accident, and his monkey Casey.

This $1000 gift to Holy Family Services is for services and programs that touch the lives of babies, children and birth mothers and/or outreach programs that take the topic of adoption to schools, hospitals and colleges.

$1000 grant to this nonprofit which assists former gang members to get off the street by employing them in any of five businesses.

$4000 for scholarships to be used to offer free field trips to community organizations who serve the most disadvantaged children and to Title 1 schools.

This $500 donation will be used toward scholarships for deserving and outstanding students in Long Beach.

$4000 to provide pet visitation at local hospitals in the South Bay.

$1000 donation to Walk Like MADD to support educational efforts regarding the dangers of drinking and driving.

Four $1000 scholarships to three high school graduates and one college freshman with great financial need to assist them with their schooling as they pursue educational or medical careers with children.

This $1000 grant will fund the Extraordinary Assistance Program which helps 14-15 year olds to have their very own Extraordinary Experience, such as summer camps, school supported trips, educational conferences, etc. Individuals with MPS suffer genetic lysosomal storage diseases caused by the body’s inability to produce specific enzymes.

This $1000 donation to N.A.P.D. is directed to the Community Based Programs and is to be used to enable young adults to attend local theater productions and/or sporting events as part of the N.A.P.D. program.

$1500 to provide magic for supporters of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and raise funding for pediatric clinical research and imaging.

$3000 for purchase of equipment for the new NICU such as kangaroo chairs, giraffe beds, etc.

$1000 to support Trinity KidsCare programs to enable children to live well and to die gently.

$1500 grant directed at the QuikSCience program, a collaboration with the University of Southern California and The Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, which encourages science education in our schools and inspires future generations of scientists.

$1000 grant to provide school uniforms and school supplies for seven families, who are victims of domestic violence, and are now living at Rainbow House.

$1000 to support the residential treatment program for boys and girls as they heal from abuse and build self-esteem.

Four $500 scholarships to students pursuing a career in teaching or a child-centered field.

$1000 to the Steel Magnolias of Stramski Center Cleft Lip and Palate program at Miller Children’s Hospital to provide on-going care for youngsters with cleft palates, regardless of ability to pay.

$2000 grant to enhance the quality of life for children with cancer by providing them with positive group activities.

$2000 grant will provide scholarships for this organization that provides free surf camps for children with autism.

This $1000 gift is to provide educational field trips for the students and to provide materials for the student enrichment programs, such as life skills, building, art and music materials.

$1500 to assist with scholarships for economically disadvantaged Harbor-area children so that they can experience a private school education and achieve against the odds.

$1000 to provide backpacks to a classroom of first grade children who live below the poverty line.

$1000 to assist with mentoring support programs and special events for children of parents and siblings with cancer.