Posted by: The I AM Foundation | November 30, 2009

Empowerment Books Needed by LA County Probation Office

The I AM Foundation recently received a request for books to help turn the lives of some of troubled youth in Los Angeles around. The 1st Annual Children’s Holiday Celebration is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Probation Department. This event seeks to lift the collective spirits of the detained children of Los Angeles County. It is designed to instill hope and empowerment in them during this holiday season. This holiday event takes place on Saturday December 19, 2009 from 10a.m. to 3p.m. at the Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall, located at 16350 Filbert Street, Sylmar, California 91342. The day will be filled with inspiring speakers such as internationally renowned author Luis Rodriguez, Grammy nominated artist John Forte, and a host of other well known individuals. The Holiday event will also feature music, and children’s art and poetry. Each child will be given a gift bag consisting of a book and a dictionary. A holiday lunch will also be provided. We hope to get some or all of the books from The I AM Foundation.


Steve Viglione, The I AM Foundation’s Founder and CEO states: “Some people may look at these kids and say ‘throw them away.’ We look at them and say, they need our help to turn their lives around. One kind act of giving them a gift could make the difference and be the turning point in their lives. Why would we not take that chance to help these kids who have such great potential? All kids have that potential.”

The age levels are from 4th grade level to 9th grade. The Children are detained in Juvenile Hall and the ages range from 12 to 19. There will be 500 children attending this event. Do you have a gift that can impact their lives and help them turn their lives around? Do you have some gift you can give to them that would build their self-esteem and make a difference in their lives?

The theme of this event is HOPE and EMPOWERMENT and we expect radio and television press coverage. It is my earnest wish that you participate in this happy holiday event because of the extraordinary need of these disadvantaged incarcerated children. Please contact The I AM Foundation and let us know if you can gift 500 books or products this holiday season. Thank you.


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