40 years of helping children and families
ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Join us in protecting children. Lend a hand to a stressed parent.
Read to a child. Share a family event, a talent or skill. Give a word of
encouragement, understanding or concern. Take the extra step.
Even one supportive person can make a difference in preventing
For The Child offers a safe haven for children in nine Los Angeles Superior Courthouses known as Kids’ Place. These children’s waiting rooms are fun places for children 0-13 to be while their parents’ take care of their business before the court. For The Child opened the first in LA County in Long Beach in 2002! Last year Kids Place Long Beach alone had over 6,000 child visits.
Our goal is for each child to leave Kids’ Place with a new book on their first visit to encourage reading and parents reading to their children. Accommodating almost 25,000 annual visits to Kids’ Place means that we need at least 12,500 books each year.
You can help!!
Donate a book or funding at our booth by the Expo Building
at First Friday in Bixby Knolls on June 6th!
Work at City Hall or the George Deukmejian Courthouse?
City Prosecutor Doug Haubert is spearheading a book drive
from June 6th to the 20th.
Apostrophe Books on 2nd Street in Belmont Shore
is collecting books from June 6th to the 20th. Drop by and donate!
Want to do your own book drive or donate directly?
Click here to donate funding or call Shannon Chamberlain at
Need some book ideas?