Monday, 24 June 2024

Social Services sends out a holiday thank you

This letter is to thank all the people of Lake County for their generosity to the Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services Division.


The Hidden Valley Lake Women’s Golf Group, headed up by Cheri Johnson, put together 110 backpacks for the teens age 12-18. The packs were filled with various personnel items including scarves, gloves, paper, and pens as well as snack items, and a sport bottle with hot chocolate package.


The local Girl Scouts visited our office on Dec. 5 with stockings and back packs stuffed with toys and gifts cards for the younger set. The year 2007 marked 18 years that the Girl Scouts have been supporting the Child Protective Services Division of Social Services.


Umpqua Bank in Lakeport and Kelseyville, Mendo-Lake Credit Union, St. Peter's Catholic Church in Kelseyville and the City of Clearlake supported all the foster kids with gifts. We had some very excited children when they opened their gifts this year, so many thanks to the communities that helped out to achieve this goal.


One of the greatest needs we have is adopting a family for the holidays. This year we had six families that were adopted and many thanks to Main Street Veterinary Clinic for supporting two of those families. We also want to thank the other family supporters even though you wished to be anonymous.


Lakeport Cinema 5 facilitated the annual movie event, “Mister Magorium’s Wonder Emporium” with the help of some anonymous donations. The children all got a stuffed animal, bag of goodies and a photo with Santa.


As the holidays were coming to an end we received a wonderful phone call from Christy Barns, representing the ladies quilt club of the Adventist Church in Clearlake. Her group is making quilts for our Emergency Response Unit and Clearlake Police Department with hopes of giving every child in crisis a blanket.


We thank you, the businesses and the community for your generosity and support.


The staff of the Lake County Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services Division


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