First published in the May 5 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.
Amidst a bevy of well-wishers, the La Cañada Junior Women’s Club was presented the “Hope Award” at the recent Mending Kids Imagine Gala for its dedicated service and fundraising efforts for the Hometown Missions in Southern California.
Undaunted by the challenges of social-distancing spurred by COVID, the club has continued to support the Mending Kids organization, which helps local underserved and underprivileged children as well as children worldwide.
With actress Tia Carrere serving as hostess at the gala, which was held in Malibu, attendees stepped up by bidding in a live auction.
“We are both thrilled and humbled by this award acknowledging our members’ volunteer spirit and dedication to giving back to these precious children and their families who would not otherwise have access to care,” said Trish McRae, president of the La Cañada Junior Women’s Club.
“We celebrate the amazing work done by Mending Kids as they team up with volunteer surgeons, nursing staff and local surgical centers. We are grateful to able to work together to make a difference in the lives of women and children,” she added.