Over 100 guests filled the gallery Saturday to bid on art from 39 different artists including David Early, David Gilmore, Christine Nguyen, Cecilia Miguez, and many more. This silent auction/reception raised vital funds to support disadvantaged families served by the organization.
“You might not know by looking at me, but these clothes and everything I’m wearing has been donated to me,” said Suaya Montoya, a parent served by CCD that shared her story with the crowd. “My children and I had to leave everything behind and flea from a life and death situation.. Programs like CCD have made losing everything and starting over again easier for us.”
Art of All Ages 4 honored special guest, and long-time childcare advocate, Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal. Bonnie spoke of her support to expand childcare funding to replace the damaging cuts made two years ago. She accepted a plaque made for her by the children from CCD Board Chair, Jason Stone, (picture attached) and presented Executive Director, Tammie Kyle with a 30th Anniversary certificate.
While we are still calculating the amount raised from the evening, the event was a huge success and we are very thankful for each and every one of our supporters.
General Information on CCD: Comprehensive Child Development, Inc. was founded in 1984 to provide quality early childhood education and care to some of the most disadvantaged families in Long Beach, San Pedro, and Wilmington. Today we operate five childcare facilities, support 18 family child care homes, and oversee 690 nutrition programs at family childcare homes throughout Greater Los Angeles. We serve 7,700 children daily and are one of the largest nonprofits serving the Los Angeles Harbor Communities. The families we serve are homeless, unemployed, low-income/working poor, or student families in desperate need of our resources. We provide high quality child care and support parents growth to help create self-sustaining families for our community.