From left to right: Heather Summers, senior vice president, marketing, LBS Financial Credit Union; Sally Coker, board of director, Young Horizons; Sarah Soriano, executive director, Young Horizons; Jeff Napper, president and CEO, LBS Financial Credit Union; and Sean Hardeman, senior vice president, member services, LBS Financial Credit Union. Photo courtesy of LBS Financial Credit Union.
LBS Financial Credit Union employees brightened the holidays for 556 children attending school at Young Horizons, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children with special needs whose families cannot afford private child care. Hundreds of toys, gifts and clothing were donated to these children of Young Horizons on Wednesday, December 10 at The Grand in Long Beach during LBSS Financial annual holiday breakfast.
Every year, LBS Financial hosts an employee holiday breakfast at an offsite location. The employee holiday breakfast committee selected Young Horizons for this year’s employee gift donation hoping to make a positive difference in the lives of these children during the holidays. In previous years, LBS Financial employees donated toys and gifts to the United States Marines’ Toys for Tots Foundation, Miller Children’s Hospital, Comprehensive Child Development, Long Beach Day Nursery, Children Today, Project Shepherd and the Needy Family Project in Cerritos.
Approximately 175 LBS Financial employees attended this year’s breakfast and many brought more than one gift.
“Young Horizons is an important organization in the Long Beach community,” said Jeffrey Napper in a press statement, president and CEO of LBS Financial Credit Union. “In the spirit of the holidays, it’s truly heartwarming to see our employees show their generosity and make personal donations to benefit the local community.”
Because of Young Horizons, parents who cannot afford special care for their children are able to go to work, look for work or attend school, knowing their child is cared for and learning in a safe, loving and high-quality environment. The donated toys, gifts and clothes are a welcome luxury most of the families cannot afford.
“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of the Credit Union employees,” said Sarah Soriano, executive director of Young Horizons, in a press statement. “Thanks to LBS Financial for making our children’s holiday special! We are so grateful for the outpouring of love and kindness.”