Hello Friends of HYC,

We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy as we continue to follow the Safer at Home Order. The COVID-19 crisis has been a very challenging time for all of us. There are so many changes in all of our daily lives, whether you are working from home while adjusting to homeschooling your children, dealing with an employee lay-off or furlough, or trying to help elderly parents and neighbors. Also, our essential workers continue to go to work every day to serve the community and keep people safe. HYC is an essential nonprofit businesses, and we are so proud of our front line staff who are doing everything they can to be sure our clients have the tools they need to get through this crisis period and stay safe.

We miss seeing our clients and neighbors coming through our buildings, and we can’t wait to get back to having community events and greeting people at the front desk. BUT, for us to get back to our “normal,” it is imperative that we all do our part and stay inside! If we can all do this together, the faster we can get back to life as we know it.

We look forward to when we can plan for our Back to School Event, holiday events, Veterans’ events at Liberty Plaza, and more. Being a community has never meant more and been more critical than it is today as we work together to get beyond this crisis in our country. As you view our HYC video, we hope it’s a reminder to us all on how we need to look forward to the future when we will all join together once again!
HYC’s essential front line staff are facing many new challenges each day. The need to provide food and essential hygiene and household supply items to clients is crucial during this time. But as our HYC team continues to serve clients with their needs, we are also in need of supplies to protect our staff as we work to keep everyone safe and healthy. We are asking the community to donate gloves, masks, hygiene kits, cleaning supplies, and pre-packaged foods. Donations can be dropped off to Liberty Community Plaza at 14181 Telegraph Road in Whittier between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For more information, please call (562) 273-0722.

There is so much new information that continues to be updated daily about the COVID-19 crisis. It is now being recommended that we all wear a face mask or fabric covering when going out in public for our essential shopping items and necessities. This recommendation is an added protection for those not sick or showing any symptoms of the Coronavirus. With this recommendation in place, we still must remember to adhere to the social distancing recommendation, continue to wash hands frequently and stay home. To learn more about how to make a fabric face mask, visit the CDC Youtube video  here.
Easter during the COVID-19 crisis is not easy for many people who are used to going to Sunday service and gathering with family and friends for a delicious meal and egg hunts. Although this Easter is going to be different than any other year, it can still be a beautiful celebration at home. It's crucial that we continue to social distance and not gather as we usually would. Be creative and think outside the box on how this Easter can still be fun while we keep our family safe and healthy. Here are some fun tips on spending Easter at home:

  • Dress up
  • Decorate eggs
  • Attend a virtual church service
  • Make a special dinner or order from your local small business
  • Color egg pictures and put them in your window to show your holiday spirit
  • Hide eggs in your house or backyard
  • Make special Easter treats together
  • Zoom or Face Time family members
  • Play Easter Games (Ex: Guess How Many Jelly Beans are in the Jar, The Spoon and Egg Race, The Bunny Nose Race, etc.)