Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The annual Back to School Drive, hosted in recent months by the Buena Clinton Youth & Family Center and the Magnolia Park Family Resource Center, provided 300 Garden Grove students with backpacks and school supplies.

Through donated items and monetary donations from Kiwanis Club of Greater Garden Grove, Thomas House Family Shelter, Community Action Partnership of Orange County, Share Our Selves, International Association of Fire Fighters, Jamboree Housing, Families and Communities Together, City employees, and private donors, needy families were assisted with the expense of preparing their children to go back to school.

“This was a combined effort from City employees, community members, and local businesses, and it was a successful one,” said Kim Huy, Community Services Director.

Buena Clinton Youth and Family Center provides residents low or no-cost, confidential and bilingual programs and services focused on youth enrichment, safety, community involvement, and leadership.

Magnolia Park Family Resource Center was established in response to the community needs for family support and prevention services. It operates with the nationally recognized Five Protective Factors approach. Through its core services of counseling, parent education, family support services, information and referral, and youth enrichment, the Center provides residents of Garden Grove with vital community services to achieve its vision of “building healthy communities one family at a time.”

Both facilities focus on building partnerships with multiple agencies to provide free to low-cost services that strengthen families and community.

For more information, contact the Magnolia Park Family Resource Center at (714) 741-5208.