County of Los Angeles
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
425 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, California 90020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 30, 2010
Contact: Nick Bhatt or Neil Zanville
DCFS Office of Public Affairs
Day of the Event Contact:
Maria Melton Neil Zanville
(310) 270-7030 (310) 980-7596
Board of Supervisors
MICHAEL D. ANTONOVICH
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MEDIA ADVISORY-August 4th
15th ANNUAL "ALL FOR THE LOVE OF KIDS" EVENT BRINGS TOGETHER OVER 300 PASSIONATE CHILDREN'S SUPPORTERS AT L.A. COUNTY ARBORETUM
Celebrities and foster youth raise awareness and vital funds through song
15th annual fundraising event initiated by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich in 1995 to support the Los Angeles County Children and Family Services (DCFS) Trust Fund that provides services and goods for foster children that cannot be paid for with government funding. For over 42 years, the Trust Fund has provided a wide range of services including clothing for special events, replacement prescription glasses, educational field trips, equipment and uniforms for sports and enrichment activities, as well as special medical, orthodontia and dental services.
Sheriff Leroy D. Baca will be honored for his "999 for Kids Program." Other honorees include: Kashif, Grammy-nominated singer songwriter, producer and founder of the iCare Foundation; Sylvie de Toledo, author and national expert in relative caregiving and Founder of Grandparents As Parents and event emcee and ABC-7 Anchor /Reporter Lisa Hernandez.
Mega producer and songwriter Kashif, legendary rhythm and blues diva Evelyn "Champagne" King and four-time Grammy-nominated and Tony Award-winning chanteuse Melba Moore will be on hand to sing a contemporary version of "We are the World."
Foster youth will join Kashif onstage for a moving performance of "I'm Gonna Be Somebody" which they recently wrote and recorded at Kashif's University Summer Music & Recording Camp for youth in foster care.
Event sponsors include AT&T, Southern California Edison, and One Child at a Time.
Dinner will be provided by Fosselman's Ice Cream, Gloria King Solomon, California Culinary Institute Cordon Bleu Program, Chef Marilyn's Soul Food, Carousel, Subway, BJ's, Darvish, Starbuck's, and wines courtesy of Doug Colliflower.
There will be a live and silent auction with raffle prizes.
Michael D. Antonovich, Los Angeles County Supervisor
Evelyn "Champagne" King, rhythm & blues singer
Melba Moore, 4-time Grammy-nominated singer, Tony Award winner
Kashif, Grammy-nominated producer, singer, songwriter, Founder and CEO of iCare Foundation
Lisa Hernandez, KABC-7 Eyewitness News Weekend Anchor/ Reporter
Patricia S. Ploehn, DCFS Director
Sheriff Leroy D. Baca
Sylvie de Toledo, author and expert in relative caregiving and Founder of Grandparents As Parents
Phillips Performing Arts Musical Theater for Kids
Over 300 community members and supporters of foster youth
Wednesday August 4, 2010, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Los Angeles County Arboretum
301 N. Baldwin Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91007