Having presented her Right Road Kids! educational enrichment program in Ramona’s classrooms over the years, the nonprofit's founder, Paula Phillips, was well aware that many of the school’s students are living in poverty. But in the face of this year’s especially grim economy, Phillips feared that many children would go without gifts altogether. So, she reached into her non-profit organization’
In only a few short days, Right Road volunteers from all over Ventura County -- including those from the four Oxnard DCH Auto Group dealerships and local SADD teens -- donated gifts or money to buy gifts. Two simultaneous gift wrapping "parties" were held -- one at Phillips' home and one at DCH Toyota of Oxnard -- to wrap the nearly 700 gifts with love.
On Thursday, Phillips and her remarkable volunteers delivered the gifts to the Oxnard, California-based school. Each class in the K-6 school visited Ramona's cafeteria, which was turned into a holiday wonderland, to enjoy holiday treats and to receive a special gift to call their own during what might otherwise have been a bleak holiday season for them and their families.
Phillips was elated by the enthusiastic response of the Right Road Kids community, saying, “Wow, when word gets around through our Volunteer Network, people come out of the woodwork to help. It's simply awesome!”
Ventura County-based Paula Phillips and Right Road Kids!™ (formerly known as The Dream Fund Outreach) have been working directly with kids in schools, classrooms, and youth organizations throughout Ventura County and around the country for over eighteen years. Through a plethora of award-winning creative programs, the non-profit organization has inspired the self-esteem, character, confidence, and talents of tens of thousands of children and has been instrumental in helping them find and travel their Right Roads in school and in life. In November 2010, Phillips was honored by the Oxnard School Board for her extensive efforts to assist local schools.
For more information about this event, or to learn more about Right Road Kids! please call Beth Hilton, publicist, The B Company.
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