For the fourth consecutive year, Hilton & Hyland Helping Hands partnered with The Village Family Services (VFS) by supporting their Back to School Supply Drive. The school supply campaign became an integral part of the Hilton & Hyland offices in the last month, with agents and staff all contributing backpacks, pencils, notebooks and other school supplies to under-served areas of the community.
The VFS is Southern California’s leading bilingual family wellness agency providing a comprehensive range of services to achieve permanency and safety for neglected and abused children and youth. Their approach centers on family wellness amid client-centered, strength-focused, trauma-informed, evidence-based and culturally competent care delivered by a compassionate, bilingual staff. The Village Family Services envisions a day where all children and youth are free of social, emotional, verbal and physical harm.
This campaign is yet another example of Hilton & Hyland’s continued commitment to the community.
Zachery Scott, VP of Development and Communications at The VFS stated, “On behalf of the thousands of foster & homeless youth who come to The Village Family Services overlooked, forgotten, and in crisis, we want to thank the team at Hilton & Hyland for standing with them. Our organization seeks to make these children and their success a priority by providing the necessary support they need and we are able to do so through the commitment of partners like Hilton & Hyland.”
With the rate of homeless youth skyrocketing by 64% in Los Angeles County, it is imperative we work together to stem the tides. “We are all cognizant of the responsibility that we have to give back to our community, and we’re thankful that we’re in a position to help,” said Charles Black III, Executive Vice President of Hilton & Hyland.
Black continued, “The successes that The Village Family Services has had in our community is truly inspirational, and our goal with this campaign was to assist them in achieving these successes.”
Stay tuned as Hilton & Hyland will be participating in The Village Family Services’ first annual “Take On The Streets Family Festival” in October, aimed at tackling the growing epidemic of youth homelessness.
To learn more about The Village Family Services, click here.