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We want to thank all of our donors, sponsors, exhibitors, and volunteers who made giving HOPE possible!  A huge THANKS to our community partner, Century Villages at Cabrillo management and staff for being the host venue for the 4th year!
A word from our community partner, Century Villages at Cabrillo.  *repost*

It was amazing to see all of the fun energy on and around the Grand Lawn, we once again received positive feedback from the residents who attended. The combination of water slides, games, interactive booths, resources, hands on demonstrations, and fun activities made for a perfect Summer Day for our residents. We couldn’t have done it without the support of over 25 community partners who hosted a table or activity or helped by providing volunteers and school supplies, listed below. 

First, I want thank our sponsors/donors Tesoro Corporation, the Port of Long Beach and The H.O.P.E. Foundation who helped underwrite the costs and organize this resource fair. With their help we were able to provide community information to our residents easily accessible in their own setting, offer fun family friendly games, school supplies and backpacks for the children and of course and lunch and snacks free of charge to our residents. These community gatherings provide a casual way for neighbors to come together and share the day having fun with each other and their families which ultimately strengthens our community. 

A big thanks also goes out to our awesome volunteers from The H.O.P.E. Foundation and Turn Kindness On who helped make the event a success. And of course to all of the CVC staff, especially the Oasis and maintenance teams, our resident volunteers from American Indian Changing Spirits, CVC Occupational
Therapy interns and staff volunteers from our partners CCD, School of Wheels, and Path Ventures and anyone I may have missed who worked tirelessly to make the event a success for our community. 

Exhibitors and School Supply Donors
Asian American Drug Abuse Program Inc - AADAP
Cambodian Association of America
ChildNET Youth & Family Svs
City Fabrick
CSUDH and USC Occupational Therapy Group
CSULB Edu Opportunity Ctr
CVC Vets Alumni Association
DHHS Healthy Active Long Beach
LA Barber College
LB Dept. of Health and Human Svs
Long Beach Community Action Partnership
Long Beach Public Library
Long Beach Time Exchange & Building Healthy Communities
MHALA Jump Start
Mothers in Action, Inc.

Repost from Century Villages at Cabrillo
THANK YOU! LA Barber College!
for giving confidence & pride to our U.S. Vets & children in need!