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2021

In November and December 2021, Foothill Family held its annual Making Seasons Brighter holiday give back program, which served more than 800 children and their family members through donations of gift cards, home essentials, and holiday gift bundles. 

Foothill Family has had a holiday program in place to support its clients in greatest need for over 20 years. Making Seasons Brighter, which evolved from Adopt-A-Family, began in 2016 and empowers families to be participants in their holiday experience, rather than recipient bystanders. This can make all the difference to position them as the providers that they strive to be for their families and helps them to feel supported and cared for during the holidays as they work toward a place of healing and hope for a brighter future. 

Led by the Friends of Foothill Family, the agency’s philanthropic group of women volunteers, holiday gift bundles were created that included a handmade holiday card, a blanket, a plush toy, a book, wrapping paper, ribbon, $50 gift cards from Target or Walmart, and much much more! At one of our four “Holiday Festivals,” rain or shine, bundles were given to family to empower them to purchase essential necessities and gifts for the holiday season of their choosing.

The event was a huge success, and we doubled our fundraising goal of $40,000 by raising over $80,000 in cash, gift cards, and in-kind donations!

Thank you to our 95th Anniversary Sponsor Cathay Bank Foundation; Title Sponsors: Remarq and the SoCal Honda Helpful Dealers; Community Partners: Hilary and Vincent Anzalone, Tom Boyle and Wendy Lees, A Branded Life, Marisa and Ezra Callahan, Scott and Norma Grannis, Kiwanis Club of La Canada, Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Old Guys Cares, Once Upon a Time Bookstore; Corporate Sponsors: 4 Successful Kids LLC, Aria Montessori School, Barnet Photography, Julia and Sean Beckman, Andrea Sossin-Bergman and Paul Bergman, Dr. Michael Davis, El Monte Emergency Resources Association, Sally and Thomas Gertmenian, Greenberg Glusker LLC, Priscilla Hunt, Kathy Mangum, The Mortgage Guys, Darlene and Albert Mour, Mark and Laura Repstad, and Helen Morran-Wolf and Edward Wolf; and countless other donors who made this program a resounding success and for making the seasons brighter in 2021! 

From our family to yours, we thank you for your support and look forward to brighter days ahead. 



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About the Program

Foothill Family has had a holiday program in place to support its clients in greatest need for almost 20 years. Making Seasons Brighter, which evolved from Adopt-A-Family, began in 2016 and empowers families to be participants in their holiday experience, rather than recipient bystanders. This can make all the difference to position them as the providers that they strive to be for their families and helps them to feel supported and cared for during the holidays as they work toward a place of healing and hope for a brighter future.


Questions? Please contact the Development Department at donate@foothillfamily.org or (626) 993-3636.

Administrative Office

(626) 993-3000
(626) 993-3084
2500 East Foothill Boulevard, Suite 300, Pasadena, CA 91107

Administrative Office

(626) 993-3000
(626) 993-3084
2500 East Foothill Boulevard, Suite 300, Pasadena, CA 91107

Foothill Family

(626) 993-3000

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