Helping Special
Needs Families
Connect & Thrive

Our fundraising & community philanthropic efforts include some of our annual events:

Annual Golf Tournament

Our annual Friends of SCLARC Golf Tournament and Dinner has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars which we dedicate to making investments in people’s lives. Yielded from these funds are empowered families who are more knowledgeable and better able to advocate, as well as support for individuals during times of crisis.

Winter Holiday Giveaway

Friends of SCLARC helps to make the Holidays special for children with developmental disabilities and their families by providing food, clothing and toys due in large part to the generosity and support of such companies as The Walt Disney Company, Hasbro and Jakks Cares.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

For more than 20 years, The Los Angeles Drifters has donated holiday food baskets to South Central Los Angeles Regional Center’s neediest families during the season of thanks; giving them the ability to prepare holiday meals for which they are immensely grateful. Friends of SCLARC now solicits corporate and community partners to include a $50 gift card in each basket.

Back to School Giveaway

Friends of SCLARC strives to promote academic excellence for the entire family. Partnered with the very generous donation from Dr. Marie France Francois, we send children back to school each year prepared and ready to learn. This makes it easier for SCLARC’s families to send their children into the classroom with the necessary tools and items they need to complete schoolwork. The backpacks are filled with notebook paper, pencils, sharpeners and art supplies.

Stewardship + Strategy=
Strong Families