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City Resource Centers Receive $2K Donation and School Supplies for Students in Need

July 26, 2018 |

Last Tuesday, July 17, 2018, members of the Garden Grove Elks Lodge #1952 and the Elks National Foundation presented the Buena Clinton Youth and Family Center and Magnolia Park Family Resource Center with a check for $2,000, plus $990 worth of school supplies, for their annual Back to School Drive. The donation will benefit hundreds of local students in need of school supplies.

“With the assistance from community partners, like the Elks Lodge, the City’s resource centers are able to equip families in need with the tools to ensure their children succeed in school,” says Community Services Director John Montanchez. “Their generous donation not only enhances the quality-of-life in the community, it also strengthens and enriches the lives of the individuals and families that utilize both centers.”

During the presentation, Grant Coordinator of the Garden Grove Elks Lodge, Karen Lewin, PER, and other members of the Grant Committee, presented Gabi O’Cadiz Hernandez, Human Services Supervisor, with the $2,000 gratitude grant check.

For photos of the presentation, visit Garden Grove City Hall on Facebook, @GardenGroveCityHall.

From now until Friday, August 31, 2018, the community is invited to participate in the annual Back to School Drive, hosted by both centers, the Buena Clinton Youth and Family Center and Magnolia Park Family Resource Center, by donating school supplies to underprivileged children residing in Garden Grove. Items needed include backpacks, pencil cases, notebooks, three-ring binders, and calculators. Gift cards and monetary donations are welcomed.

Donations can be brought to the Buena Clinton Youth and Family Center, located at 12661 Sunswept Avenue; Magnolia Park Family Resource Center, located at 11402 Magnolia Street; or dropped off at the 1st floor Recreation Counter in Garden Grove City Hall, at 11222 Acacia Parkway.

The Buena Clinton Youth and Family Center and Magnolia Park Family Resource Center represent the City’s long-standing emphasis on developing youth potential, supporting families, and enriching communities. Both centers provide low or no-cost, confidential and bilingual programs and services focused on family and youth, counseling, safety, community involvement, and health and wellness services and resources.

For more information, please call (714) 741-5208.