LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, December 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Children's Institute, Inc. (CII)—one of the largest children's services organizations in Southern California —will host its 23rd Annual Winter Family Festival for more than 1,500 local children whose lives have been impacted by family and community violence, poverty and trauma. The event will take place at CII's Otis Booth Campus, located at 2121 W. Temple Street, just west of Downtown Los Angeles.
The children and families who attend the event all take part in CII's specialized programs, which are designed to help children recover from trauma, build resilience to deal with adversity and become ready for success in school, work and life. For many of these families, the CII Winter Family Festival is the only celebration they will experience during the holiday season. Representatives from the offices of Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis and City Attorney Mike Feuer will be joining the day's festivities.
CII's 2017 Winter Festival will include a toy giveaway, holiday entertainment, arts and crafts, and more. Special thanks to this year's Winter Festival sponsors for their generous support: Mattel, Hornburg Jaguar/Land Rover, Los Angelesmagazine, City National Bank, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Good + Foundation, Savills Studley, and CII support groups The Colleagues, Les Amies, and The C.H.I.P.S.
In addition, CII thanks all the individual and in-kind donors, as well as corporate volunteers, for helping to make this event possible: El Pollo Loco, Greg Huebner Photography, Justine Bloomingdale, Gigi's Café, Magician Tony Elias, Loyola Marymount University Library, UCLA Latino Alumni Association, Farmers Insurance, Dancing Squirrel Productions, Shelter Partnership, PBS SoCal, LA Photo Party, Pix Sweet, and Boy Scouts of America.
The CII Winter Family Festival is hosted for families who receive services from CII and is not open to the public.
For more information on CII's Winter Festival please contact Courtney Kassel, Vice President of Communications, at 213-260-7715.
Children's Institute, Inc. (CII) helps children in Los Angeles's most challenged communities heal from the trauma of family and community violence, build the confidence and skills to break through the barriers of poverty, and grow up to lead healthy, productive lives. Established in 1906, CII now serves more than 22,000 children and families in Los Angeles County through treatment, youth development, family support and early childhood services. We also inform the larger child welfare field through the research and professional training efforts of the CII Clinical Training Center. Our headquarters is located just west of downtown Los Angeles, with additional facilities in Watts, Torrance, Long Beach, and other areas of Los Angeles County. www.childrensinstitute.org.