Published : Monday, July 10, 2017 | 12:42 PM
Two Pasadena organizations were recipents of gifts from the La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s (LCPC’s) Parent Education Program. The program donated 10% of its fundraising proceeds, $4,312 in total, to local charities Harambee Christian Family Center and Elizabeth House.
Harambee Christian Family Center emphasizes Christian education, affordable housing, and employment opportunities through programs including after school programs, internships, preschool-6th grade school, a summer day camp, and a community garden.
Elizabeth House provides shelter and support to homeless pregnant women and their children in Pasadena. Proceeds were raised through the annual La Cañada Presbyterian Church Parent Ed Gala event in February, 2017, and by selling Wild Hope ornaments.
La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Ed’s additional fundraising and outreach efforts this year have included $3,800 raised for participant scholarships through the Founders’ Fund, named in honor of Parent Ed founders: Annie Latte Krach, Gail Hanson, and Claudia Zentmyer. In December, the program also participated in Operation Christmas Child collecting around 300 boxes to be distributed internationally. And in October, they hosted the documentary, Screenagers, that was available to members of the local community.
Parent Ed will begin its 39th year in September. If you have a child between 0-18, we have a class for you! In addition to our day classes in the fall, Parent Ed will also offer an Evening Tween Class in October for parents of students in the 5th-8th grades. For more information, please go to www.lacanadapc.org/parented for class listings, staff bios, and online registration. Scholarships and payment plans are available. Affordable childcare is offered during all class times. La Cañada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill in La Cañada.