RUSD Employees, Schools and Community Give to Children with Adopt N' Shop Program

Rowland Unified Employees, Schools and Community Members Give to Children with Adopt N’ Shop Program

ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA – NOVEMBER 20, 2013 -- Hundreds of elves are at work – that is, employees, school staff and community members – to make the holiday season a little brighter for the most needy children in the Rowland Unified School District. The District’s Family Resource Center, which helps families who live in poverty with needed services so their children can be more successful in school, organizes the Adopt N’ Shop Holiday program each year. Now until December 6, people can adopt a child/family and are provided the child’s age, gender, clothing size and toy wish list. If you would like to adopt a child/family, please contact Monica Olmos or Kathy Rodriguez at (626) 854-2228 or the form below form and return by fax to (626) 854-2229.

            “Last year there were 219 children and 75 families that benefitted from this special program,” said Jennifer Kottke, Coordinator of the Family Resource Center. “We truly appreciate all of the support and donations that the community  provides to help our local families.”

            On Saturday, December 14, from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Northam Elementary in La Puente, the selected children and families chosen from across the District will delight in taking photos with Santa, holiday food, fun and opening presents.

            The Family Resource Center offers a variety of no-cost, low-cost program and services to children, youth and families who reside in the communities serviced by the Rowland Unified School District (Rowland Heights, La Puente, Walnut, West Covina and Industry.) The Family Resource Center is located at Northam Elementary School, 17800 Renault in La Puente and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The Center provides health-related information, referrals, health-insurance and local resources in a variety of basic need areas. A Children’s Dental and Health Clinic is also on-site. For more information, call (626) 854-2228 or visit