Join Us in Supporting Regional Center Families for the Holidays

As we enter the holiday season in a year that has been so difficult for all of us, we’ve been thinking about how we can continue providing support to families in our community however we can. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Regional Center families especially hard, so we have decided to join the Westside Family Resource and Empowerment Center initiative at the Westside Regional Center by donating $1,000 to help families through these crises. In addition to this $1,000 gift, we’re inviting our Undivided community to join us in supporting Regional Center families in need. Undivided will then match those donations up to $1,000.

A teddy bear sits against on a white unmade bed next to a stack of books wrapped in lights. City lights are visible through the window, and a stocking hangs next to the bed.
A teddy bear sits on a white unmade bed next to a stack of books wrapped in lights.
City lights are visible ​​​​​through the window, and a stocking hangs next to the bed. 

Regional Center has launched a holiday gift drive to support some of their clients who have endured just too much this year with gift cards to help them make ends meet. All donations Regional Center receives will be used to purchase gift cards for these families. One family lost their father to COVID-19, and is now struggling with the loss of his income while coping with the tragedy of his death. Undocumented parents of two young children need help making ends meet. One client who has been denied SSI needs a jacket and bedsheets. A single mom of a child with autism needs help childproofing her home. Another single mom, formerly homeless, works a graveyard shift so she can care for her children during the day, and she needs our help to pay bills. These parents need clothes and shoes for their growing kids, and Uber fare so that they won’t have to bring their immunocompromised children onto public transportation to get groceries. It’s more than Regional Center can do alone, and we hope you’ll join us in helping them.

To donate to these deserving families and enter our matching challenge, please follow these steps:

  1. Visit Westside Regional Center’s donation page and scroll down until you arrive at the “DONATE” button 
  2. Click on “DONATE” and you’ll be brought to WRC’s PayPal fund
  3. Type the amount of money you’d like to donate to these Regional Center families in need, and add a comment specifying that it is for the Family Resource Center Holiday Gift Drive
  4. IMPORTANT!!! You will receive a WRC donation receipt in your email inbox. Immediately forward that email to us at so we can match your donation. We’ll be matching donations up to $1,000, so please don’t forget this step!

This year has been so tough for so many of us, and we understand that offering financial assistance to others isn’t something that all of us can do. Thank you for being an integral part of the Undivided Community. We hope your holiday season is off to a safe, healthy start.

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