Foster youth spend the day enjoying rides, games, live entertainment, food and fun with caring mentors. At the end of the event, children receive care packages including books, educational materials and toiletries, which are donated by generous companies and organizations. Community-based organizations participate by providing on-site information booths.
Steffanni Brass, award-winning actress (HBO drama “Six Feet Under)
(Past Volunteers): Pierce Brosnan, Jane Seymour, Marcia Cross, Sharon Stone, Chaka Khan, Marla Gibbs, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Stevie Wonder, Nick Cannon, Tara Reid, JC Chasez, Coolio, Hanson, Dionne Warwick, Ted Danson and Mary Steenbergen, James Denton, David Arquette, Daphne Zuniga, Bruce Davison, Tito Ortiz, Kurtwood Smith, Radha Mitchell, as well as Former Governor Gray Davis and Former First Lady of California Sharon Davis. Angi Ma Wong, Award-Winning Author, Intercultural & Feng Shui Consult
Sunday, Oct. 16th
Pierce College Stadium, Woodland Hills, CA
Background: CUN’s DAY OF THE CHILD is designed to bring awareness and support the needs of the children who, by no fault of their own, are living in and out of home care. The Day of the Child is the community’s way of letting foster children know that someone cares by providing mentors for the day. Mentored children are more likely to find ways of surviving within the community without turning to crime, drugs, or gangs. Thousands of Los Angeles’ most high risk children from foster homes, residential facilities and homeless shelters enjoy a day of fun, games, rides and love with volunteer mentors. Numerous celebrities and elected officials have donated their time as mentors and volunteers and national recording artists and celebrities have provided entertaining performances. The Day of the Child involves countless hours and dedication from numerous volunteers and hundreds of mentors. The goal is to have 2,000 foster children and some 2,000 mentors.
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