Cali & York demonstrates what it means to "pay it forward." Thank you Jeffrey Farmer, President of Cali & York and Gregory Cannon, Director of Marketing, for making this generous donation possible.
Volunteers, Donna Titley and Warren Hasselberger drove to Costa Mesa to pick up several large bags of new clothing that was donated by Cali & York and delivered them to Good Shepherd Center.
The clothing will be distributed to the women as they go on job interviews and secure employment.
Transitional Living Continuum Group (TLC) provides new household furnishings for women completing the Good Shepherd Center program and moving into their own apartment.
The TLC Group was started by Board Members Page Malloy, and Mary McCracken along with a Good Shepherd Center Patron, Michele Doney. Others have joined the group to support these women on their road to independent living. Several times a year they shop and donate household items to Good Shepherd. A "TLC" move out package may include: sheets, comforters, blankets, pillows, towels, set of dishes, glasses, kitchen utensils, pots and pans, toaster, coffee pot, bathroom set, trash can and other esential items.
Here we see a happy mother and her son, ready to move into their very own home. She said, “Thank you TLC ladies.“
Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children, received a generous donation of interview clothing from “W by Worth”. Page Malloy, a board member and Professional Sales Associate for "Worth”, not only made this connection but showed up to help unpack the items and make sure that every women that received a referral for interview clothing walked away with at least two beautiful new pieces. Thank you Page, and thank you “Worth” for your amazing "giving back" program.
In February 2010 Nicholas Lowinger, then only 12 years old, created Gotta Have Sole Foundation as part of his bar mitzvah project. His goal was to provide new footwear to underprivileged children living in homeless shelters. Since that time, his foundation has donated footwear to over 10,000 needy children in 21 states accross the country as well as Washington D.C. The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation is one of Nick’s supporters.
Mary Trivoli answered the call in January 2010 to assist with sorting donations for the residents of Good Shepherd Center. Soon after, she signed on to be a member of our Auxiliary. Over the past three years she has continued to volunteer on a weekly basis; sorting, organizing and distributing clothing to the residents that come to us for interview clothing, preparing move out packages and providing residents with daily necessities. She is always ready to lend a hand and has served as a volunteer for special events, volunteer orientations, fund-raisers, mailings, and even clean up days.
Mary is a native of Los Angeles, but has traveled quite extensively to Europe, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. She worked primarily in the entertainment industry at CBS television, Turner Film Library and Universal Studios where she retired. Mary loves to sing and has been a choir member at St. Agatha’s Catholic Church and Della Reese’s Church, Understanding Principles for Better Living. Most recently, karaoke has become her passion!
Please ask to see our donation center when visiting the Historic House to see what a fabulous job Mary has done organizing your donations! You can sign up to participate in one of our Donation Give Away days to see what an impact this has made on the services we provide for our residents. We honor Mary, as a valuable member of our Development family.