YPLA Launch Mixer

Want to connect with young professionals making an impact in the Los Angeles area? With the growing success of Young Professional Orange County (YPOC), Children’s Bureau has created a chapter in Los Angeles called Young Professionals Los Angeles (YPLA).

YPLA provides a meaningful way for young professionals to come together and expand their business networks while giving back to the community. You can be the first to take advantage of this opportunity by joining us at the Launch Mixer this Thursday, February 4th at the City Club Los Angeles from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Get an introduction to Children’s Bureau and find out how you can help manifest its vision to change the lives of at-risk children. If interested, please RSVP here.

A special thank you to Shelli Herman and Associates for sponsoring this event.

Come Support Team all4kids at the LA Marathon

Team all4kids inspires people from all backgrounds, across Los Angeles and beyond, to get active for strong families, healthy children and empowered communities. On February 14th, 10 Team all4kids runners will race the 2016 Sketchers Performance LA Marathon to contribute to the safety and wellness of LA’s most vulnerable children and families.

Share in the love and come cheer them on at our Charity Cheer Zone between mile 22 and 23 at San Vicente and Bristol. Contact Kelly Thomas today for more information on how to support at 213.342.0148 or kellythomas@all4kids.org.

Want to learn more about our runners? Check out their fundraising pages here.

Tickets on Sale for Carnival at the Pier Event

Looking for something fun to do with the kids? The Angelic Auxiliary of Children’s Bureau is hosting its 14th Annual Carnival at the Pier on Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Pacific Park on Santa Monica Pier. Admission includes private use of the park, unlimited amusement park rides, lunch and carnival snacks, unlimited photo booth photos, game tickets, and more. Come and enjoy one of Southern California’s leading attractions while helping to raise funds for Children’s Bureau’s work to prevent child abuse.

To purchase tickets or for more info, visit www.all4kids.org/carnival or watch details unfold on Facebook @childrensbureau.

YPOC Innovation + Impact Mixer

Javier Mayer, Matt Phelps, Tammy Tu, Stan Gorbunov and Ravi Chand at YPOC’s Fall Mixer.

How can millennials make an impact? What does it take to disrupt the status quo and truly contribute to future generations? Join Children’s Bureau’s community of young visionaries as we discuss questions like these at YPOC’s Innovation + Impact Mixer on Wednesday, February 24th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at Eureka Building Irvine. Drinks, appetizers, inspiration and good company will be provided. Speakers to be announced.

This event is generously hosted by Eureka Building Irvine, a creative technology campus designed to help accelerate innovation. Please RSVP here.

runDisney Registration is Open

Steven Luminelli, Jordon Alajov, Kaya Okuniewski, Ravi Chand, Ben Goddard and Lila Guirguis celebrate after the 2015 Disneyland 10K.

Join Mickey & Pluto, Aladdin and the Genie, the Country Bear’s Liver Lips and Al, along with Dumbo and Timothy for awesome runs in the most magical place on Earth. It’s a Disney character-filled weekend with special events, Disney entertainment, the Disneyland® Half Marathon, 10K and 5K, and the Dumbo Double Dare.

Last year, 20 amazing Team all4kids runners raced to prevent child abuse at the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend, raising over $15,000 for our child abuse prevention work in Orange County. This year our goal is to raise $50,000, and we need you to help make it happen.

Spots are filling up fast, so pick your race and register today. The first 20 registered Team all4kids runners receive a complimentary Disneyland ticket. Click here to register.


April Marshall-Miller with father, Scott Marshall

Recently April Marshall-Miller and her father, Scott, were featured in a segment for #GiveBackNews, a new social media broadcast dedicated to highlighting those who are giving back in the Los Angeles area.

With 21,000 foster kids in Los Angeles, 450 of whom are ready to be adopted right now, April and Scott want to help spread the word about the opportunity to become resource parents. When asked what piece of advice Scott gives to encourage future parents to adopt, he tells them “to not let their fears stop them, not to be afraid, the butterflies are always going to be there… get them to fly in one direction.”

#GiveBackNews was started by former television news reporter and anchor Stephanie Abrams.  After years of covering hard and breaking news, #GiveBackNews is her way of giving back more positive news to the community with stories that invite participation by volunteering, donating or joining the broadcast by sharing their own stories.

Click here to watch the full segment.

Thanks for the Giving

Eileen Bacon and Ed Washington of Lockton Insurance Brokers

Our spirits were high this past holiday season as on November 24th, we kicked it off with a Children’s Bureau Family Dinner. Thanks to 25 volunteers from various organizations including, AT&T and UPS, and our event sponsor, Alex Morales, over 150 families made crafts, ate dinner, and were able to take food home for Thanksgiving dinner.

We continued the festivities with many other holiday events including our 8th Annual Toy Boutique, which had its biggest year yet, with nearly 1,000 donated toys delivered to over 220 families. Forty volunteers helped to spread the cheer from Admission Masters, American Martyrs High School, AT&T, City National Bank, DineEquity and UPS.

A special thank you to our corporate toy donors:

  • The Angelic Auxiliary
  • Capital Group Companies, Inc. – Irvine
  • Caruso Affiliated
  • Chapman Glucksman Dean Roeb & Barger Law
  • The Charitable Foundation – Orange County Chapter
  • Deloitte
  • Diadames
  • Dianne Merryl of Berkshire Hathaway CA Properties with support from other prominent San Fernando Valley realtors
  • DineEquity
  • Junior League of Los Angeles
  • Lockton Insurance Brokers

…And to the many other families and individuals who donated!

Randall Kies, Maureen Trippe, Ceci Dean, Stephanie Campbell, Kris Losito, Denise DeSantis, George Barton, Julia Stewart and Tim Ortman

You ate. You drank. YOU GAVE, and, together, we raised more than $340,000 for Children’s Bureau to continue its mission of uplifting and strengthening vulnerable children and their families. Shout out to Event Chair Julia Stewart, the planning committee, chefs, wineries and sponsors for your generosity and support of Children’s Bureau. You can enjoy the photos of this world-class evening at all4kids.org/celebritychefs. And most of all, thank you for being a part of #TheGreaterShare to prevent child abuse.

Partners in Prevention

Corporate and foundation grants are vital to Children’s Bureau’s efforts to provide quality child abuse prevention programs that help thousands of families to thrive.  We gratefully acknowledge the following for their recent investment in our work:

  • Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation
  • Carl E. Wynn Foundation
  • Edward and Helen Shanbrom Family Fund
  • In-N-Out Burger Foundation
  • Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation
  • Harry Bronson and Edith R. Knapp Foundation
  • J.B. & Emily Van Nuys Charities
  • Madison Foundation for Families
  • Pacific Life Foundation
  • PHCC of California- Copper for Kids
  • Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
  • Tikun Olam Foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles
  • The Ernest G. Herman Foundation
  • The Michael & Irene Ross Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles
  • Therese Plunkett Foundation
  • Wilbur May Foundation
  • WM Keck Foundation
  • Variety – The Children’s Charity of Southern California

Welcome Aboard

Children’s Bureau proudly welcomes David Nemecek (Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Partner) to our Board of Trustees in Los Angeles.

Make Big Things Possible

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the 2015-2016 Annual Appeal campaign! To date, we’ve raised 80% of our $540,000 goal. All proceeds go directly toward our innovative child abuse prevention work. Watch for details on how you can help us reach our goal. To give now, click here.