On Saturday, December 8th The Help Group hosted its Holiday Carnival to make the season extra bright for 1,100 children and families served by The Help Group’s Family-Centered Support Programs, Mental Health & Clinical Programs and Residential Services.
The Sherman Oaks campus was transformed into a winter wonderland wherein families from economically disadvantaged circumstances could enjoy various games, rides, food, arts and crafts, face painting, a petting zoo with animals such as a pony and an alpaca, and a time-honored visit with Santa Claus.
As is tradition, longtime Help Group supporter Hasbro donated toys and games to the carnival, ensuring that every child could take a wrapped present home. Young people from The Help Group’s Kid
s Like Me club l.a. program for teens with autism and other challenges were on hand to pass out gifts to all the children. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® graciously served holiday beverages like coffee and hot chocolate to attendees all day.
“We are so appreciative to Hasbro, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® and 150 volunteers and staff who made the Holiday Carnival truly an unforgettable day for the children and families served by The Help Group,” said Dr. Barbara Firestone, Help Group President & CEO.
(L-R) Mike Berk, Susan Berk, Help Group Board Director, Barry N. Nagoshiner, Help Group Board Vice Chair & CFO, Gary H. Carmona, Chairman of The Help Group Board , Dr. Barbara Firestone, Help Group President & CEO
(L-R) Gary H. Carmona, Chairman of The Help Group Board, Dr. Susan Berman, Help Group COO
Help Group Volunteers