Please view the link above for a list of generous supporters for 2013-2014 as published in the June 12, 2014 issue of The Beach Reporter
Thank You All!
On behalf of Sandpipers, I want to thank you for your help in making our 82nd year such a tremendous success. Your donations to our philanthropic programs and fundraising events, combined with the efforts of our dedicated volunteer members, enabled us to change the lives of those less fortunate living in the South Bay. Together, we clothed less fortunate youth heading back to school, supplied gifts for foster children, brought holiday cheer to underprivileged families, awarded college scholarships for well deserving local students, awarded grants to area nonprofits and so much more. In total, Sandpipers contributed approximately $600,000 and touched more than 28,000 lives. It is truly amazing to see what a community can do when it comes together to support those less fortunate.
Allyn Dyer Leoff
Sandpipers 82nd President
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.