The Good News
November 2019
#HonoringOurNeighbors Campaign
Please join us this holiday season by supporting your neighbors through our Honoring Our Neighbors campaign. Our goal is to raise $60,000 to further our work in providing high quality and nationally recognized programs for children, youth, families and senior citizens which empower them to thrive. Your support will ensure that the thousands of your neighbors engaging in our programming have the greatest opportunity to grow and develop. In addition to giving, this year you can create your own fundraising page here to invite your families and friends to support Good Sam. Your gift today will have an even greater impact as the first $20,000 raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Farm Bureau Bank! Thank you for your support.
Veterans Day Celebration Recap
We held our annual event honoring our veterans on November 7, our biggest Veterans Day celebration to date! Our keynote speaker, Major General Albert C. Zapanta, spoke about his experiences serving in the military and growing up in a Los Angeles barrio much like Good Sam's neighborhood on the West Side. You can also read the story about our Veterans Day event in the Express-News here .
Annual Holiday Bags Distribution
We are preparing for our Holiday Bag distribution in December. See below for how you can volunteer and get involved!
Good Sam will be enrolling families December 2-6 for holiday bag distribution. See flyer for more information below.
CDS Thanksgiving Dinner
Good Sam's Parents as Teachers (PAT) program hosted our annual CDS Thanksgiving Dinner on November 20. Families enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner and fun activities with each other at the Senior Center!
Upcoming Events
  • November 26 - YDS Thanksgiving Lunch
  • November 28 - 29 Thanksgiving Break, Agency Closed
  • December 2 - 6 Family Enrollment for Holiday Bags
  • December 9 - 13 Holiday Bag Donation Drop-off
  • December 18 - 20 Holiday Bag Distribution
We are so grateful for all of our donors who give to our agency each month. Good Sam relies on the support of compassionate and caring individuals to help provide programs that empower our neighbors.