Operation School Bell (OSB) provides new school clothes to 5,000 Los Angeles Unified School District students from impoverished circumstances. By working with these children, we improve school attendance, promote learning and enhance self-esteem.
Foster Children’s Resource Center aims to bolster the self-esteem of young people in the foster care system by providing school uniforms, jeans and tops, sweat suits, jackets and backpacks filled with school supplies and personal care kits.
Through a combination of fundraising and professional support, our pre-k services are able to be provided free of charge to children from low-income families ages three to five years old.
Hollywood Children’s Club works with the Department of Child & Family Services and the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide new clothing and childcare necessities for new parents living in poverty.
Theatre for Children brings the joy and wonder of live theatre to low-income children and their families, many for the first time. The oldest children’s theatre in Southern California, Theatre for Children produces and performs two full-scale, originally-written and scored musicals per year based on classic children’s literature.
Court Referred Volunteer Center (CRVC) enables defendants to complete their community service sentences by matching them to nonprofit agencies and their program needs. The program allows defendants to make restitution to the communities they have wronged, provides nonprofit agencies with volunteer labor and instills in the defendant a sense of civic responsibility.
Entering the foster care system can be a stressful and scary time for children. Foster children are frequently moved from one home to another during a crisis with only the clothes on their backs.
Today, the Hilltoppers Auxiliary provides emergency clothing and necessities to children referred by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). These supplies are distributed through the Foster Children’s Resource Center (FCRC) located in the San Fernando Valley.
Our center gives each child new school clothing, a jacket, pajamas, socks, underwear, personal care items, a backpack, school supplies, a book, and a toy. Each child is given personal attention and treated with dignity and respect, helping them to feel special.
Social workers, foster parents and family members report that after visiting the Center, children experience a boost in self-esteem and improved school attendance and performance.
Foster Children’s resource Center is financially supported through donations, foundation grants, and the generosity of the Hilltoppers auxiliary.