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Children’s Institute’s Holiday Festivals Bring Smiles To Hundreds of At-Risk Children and their Families
By Sentinel News Service
Published December 27, 2012

6,000 Toys Provided by Event Title Sponsor Mattel Children’s Foundation


               On three very special days in December, CII brought cheer to more than 6,000 children and their parents whose lives have been impacted by family and community violence, abuse or neglect. Now a well-loved holiday tradition for their clients, the Mattel Holiday Festival for Children’s Institute provides time for families to put aside their stresses for a few hours and enjoy the often rare opportunity to spend quality time together, said foundation officials. CII’s Burton E. Green Campus in Torrance was the site of a two-day festival on Dec. 8 and 9, with a one-day celebration on Dec. 1 at the agency’s headquarters, the Otis Booth Campus,near downtown Los Angeles.


               “The fun-filled festivals featured family entertainment and amusements, arts and crafts, pony rides, a toy giveaway, and of course, Santa Claus.  Title Sponsor Mattel’s generous donation of thousands of toys ensured gifts for every child during the three festival days,” they said.


In addition to Title Sponsor Mattel, Premiere sponsors include: Bandai Foundation, The Bell Family Foundation, Bonert’s Pies, Books and Cookies, The CHIPS, The Colleagues, CorpInfo Services, El Pollo Loco, LA Photo Party, and PPW, Inc.


Other sponsors include: 2B Communications, Accenture, AECOM Technology Corp., Christina Caruso, City of Torrance, The Collins Family Foundation, Financial Additions, Friends of CII, Haitbrink Asphalt Paving, Inc., Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, James Event Productions, KPMG, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, Newman Family Foundation, Northrop Grumman, Philanthropic Society Los Angeles (PSLA),  Shelter Partnership, and the CII Board of Trustees.


 The festivals were hosted for families who receive services from CII and were not open to the public. For many of these families, the festivals were the only celebrations they will experience during the holiday season.



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