This year we celebrated 16 years of Back to School Shopping, a favorite program among our agencies and membership alike. As in years past, the event benefited 76 underprivileged youth in the South Bay. Each pre-selected child was referred by a local agency and paired with a Sandpipers member who assisted them with purchasing school clothes and shoes valued at over $200 per child. Each child also received a new backpack full of school supplies and a lunchbox full of snacks.
View this wonderful video “Sandpipers - A Look Back 2013-2014″ produced by our Historian, Lisa Espinosa and Shelby Gonosey.
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Sandpipers partnered with LA Team Mentoring to host a beach party to celebrate 76 at-risk middle school children who are a part of the LATM program on May 15th, 2014. It was a gorgeous sunny day and the kids took great delight in the beach activities, surfing and playing in the ocean. They also enjoyed the manicure and temporary tattoo stations, the photo booth complete with an array of props and of course the plentiful pizza, homemade cupcakes and treats. It was truly a fulfilling day for everyone involved! Thank you to all who came out to volunteer and support this event!