LCPC Donates to Nonprofits, Funds Scholarships

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La Cañada Presbyterian Church Parent Education board members include Ashley Smith (front row, from left), Maggie Mason and Hillary Clayburgh. Back: Meg Wade, Katie Enney, Anne Bierling, Angela Shepherd-Isagholian, Maria Strong, Charlotte Miller and Lynne Graves.

The La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education Program recently donated 10% of its fundraising proceeds, $4,312 in total, to local charities Harambee Christian Family Center and Elizabeth House, the church said in a statement.
Harambee Christian Family Center emphasizes Christian education, affordable housing and employment opportunities through programs including after school programs, internships, preschool through 6th-grade education, a summer day camp and a community garden. Elizabeth House provides shelter and support to homeless pregnant women and their children in Pasadena. Proceeds were raised through the annual LCPC Parent Education Gala event in February and by selling “Wild Hope” ornaments.
Parent Ed’s additional fundraising and outreach efforts this year have included $3,800 raised for participant scholarships through the Founders’ Fund, named in honor of Parent Ed founders: Annie Latta Krach, Gail Hanson and Claudia Zentmyer. In December, the program also participated in Operation Christmas Child, collecting about 300 boxes to be distributed internationally. In October, they also hosted the documentary, “Screenagers,” for members of the local community.
Parent Ed will begin its 39th year in September. For anyone with a child between 0-18 years, the program definitely has a class. In addition to the day classes in the fall, Parent Ed will also offer an Evening Tween Class in October for parents of students in 5th-8th grades. For more information, please go to lacanadapc.org/parented for class listings, staff bios and online registration. Scholarships and payment plans are available. Affordable childcare is offered during all class times. La Cañada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill Blvd.

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