The 12th annual Day at the Beach “Adopt a Child for the Day” will be held on Saturday, July 28th in Manhattan Beach, just south of Manhattan Beach Pier between 6th and 8th streets, right on the sand. This extraordinary event assembles over 250 volunteers, paired one-on-one with over 250 at-risk children, for an amazing day of fun activities, great food, and incredible people, right here in the “heart” of Manhattan Beach.
Founded in 1998, the P.S. I Love You Foundation is non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing at-risk children through educational and inspirational enrichment programs and events in order to influence health and well-being, positive attitudes and choices, social development, and, of course, hope. Kelly Hayes-Conway, Foundation volunteer and this year’s Lead Coordinator for the Day at the Beach event, states, “The foundation’s ultimate goal is one in which these children become successful because they choose to be happy, kind, respectful and competent adults.”
The purpose of the annual Day at the Beach “Adopt a Child for the Day” is to bring the South Bay beach communities together through a fun, memorable event that allows adults to share their time and guidance with underprivileged children living in our nearby communities and the surrounding Los Angeles areas. The Day at the Beach creates positive experiences for everyone involved as it unites over 250 at-risk children from local shelters, schools, and the Department of Child and Family Services with a mentor volunteer. The foundation provides the children and mentors with all the needed items for this amazing day of fun, including t-shirts, food, drinks, boogey boards, hundreds of donated toys, and countless activities to entertain both young and old throughout the day. Last year’s events included face painting, surf lessons, make-up lessons, massive-sized relay races, and an array of fun, carnival-like games for all.
Patricia Jones, founder of the P.S I Love You Foundation, asserts, “The goal of the foundation is to create positive and personal differences in the lives of at-risk children by teaching essential skills that influence the development of compassion, decision-making, positive attitudes and confident minds.” Patrica adds, “We believe that any positive experience for a child, no matter how small, can last a lifetime.”
To learn more about the Day at the Beach event or find out how you can volunteer your time just click A Day at the Beach., or visit www.psiloveyoufoundation.org to learn more about the foundation and their upcoming events.
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