Young and old from three national service organizations came together to serve and support local children at The Youth Center’s Community Support Campaign “Star Wars Party” on May 3 in Cypress.
Kiwanis Club of Cypress brought an army of high school students to supervise and run activities at the event’s kid zone, while Seal Beach Lion’s grilled hotdogs for more than 175 people. Service above self was shown by the Rotary Club of Lakewood, Los Alamitos and Seal Beach as Rotarians were checking guests in, managing parking and assisted with the silent auction. All of this was done to support the award-winning nonprofit’s efforts to raise more than $150,000 during their month-long fundraising campaign, to benefit programs for children served by The Youth Center in Los Alamitos.
Tim Peters with OrangeCountyJumpers.com generously supplied the use of not one but two bounce houses to entertain the children, and real Star War’s storm troopers were on hand mingling with all and doing photo opportunities. Community restaurants including Madera’s Steakhouse in Los Alamitos, California Pizza Kitchen in Seal Beach, Chick-fil-a and Ameci Pizza in Los Alamitos provided food including salad, pastas, chicken nuggets and pizzas for all.
“We are so very thankful to all the service organizations and restaurants that were a part of this great event,” said Youth Center Executive Director Lina Lumme. “It meant the world to us to have them be a part of our Community Support Campaign.” Lumme’s son, Daniel, also celebrated his 6th birthday at the event by having raised and donated $5,550 to The Youth Center, to benefit local children in lieu of receiving presents.
If you are interested in learning more about fundraising for The Youth Center either during their annual Community Support Campaign or throughout the year, please go online to www.theyouthcenter.org. You may also find out more about their summer camps, after school programs, tutoring program, elementary music program, Leadership Academy, and more at their website as well.
This article was released by The Youth Center.