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Hillsides Needs Help to Provide Happy Summers for Children in Foster Care

LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2019 --  Hillsides, a foster care and mental health charity, has launched a Summer “Bucket List” drive for the children who live at the charity’s residential treatment program. The drive, which runs through July 1, 2019, raises funds for the children to experience summertime activities and create happy memories.

Most of the children in residence at Hillsides are in foster care. They have missed out on typical childhood experiences, such as visiting an amusement park or even going to a movie.  In addition, summertime is often a very difficult time for the children.

“We think of summer as a fun break from school, but children in foster care don’t have family to go on outings with. In fact, the long days without a routine can be even more of a reminder of how alone a child is,” said Laura Kelso, Hillsides Community Resource Director. 

Items on the Bucket List include trips to amusement parks, to the movies, and to Boomers.  To donate, please click here. People can choose to donate the cost of sending one child on a fun event or sponsoring a cottage of 10 children.

To learn more about Hillsides residential program, please visit




Hillsides, with its affiliate Bienvenidos, is dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the agency serves nearly 17,000 children and families in Southern California throughout more than 40 sites, including school-based mental health offices in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Baldwin Park. Foster care and adoptions services are offered in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. To learn more about Hillsides, please visit Visit Hillsides on Facebook @hillsideschildren, on Twitter @Hillsides, or on Instagram @HillsidesPasadena.



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