The 2019 Holiday Feast Drive is here!

The following letter is from Marianne Diaz, Director of Outreach Services:

Since 2000 Outreach Services has spearheaded and has been supported by the entire SCCC community with our Holiday Feast and Gift Drives.

The Holiday Feast Drive is the first phase of a 2 part “call to action” here at the Center. As we all know the social climate both in spirit and in actuality has become even more visibly hostile to many of our most under-served communities. We at SCCC serve a huge number of clients who are feeling the stress, fear and confusion that is coming at them every day on top of the almost insurmountable obstacles they already face every day to keep their families and communities safe.

What we do in a very small way is to alleviate the stress if only for these two celebrations that can often bring the lack of financial resources into very sharp focus and for many it is humiliating to ask for help.

The communities of Watts/Compton Los Angeles where the Southern California Counseling Center serves clients are the focus of our efforts and this year and we are going to support 20 SCCC-WATTS families with our “Thank You” Holiday Feast Baskets. Why “Thank You,” because it is in the work we do with the families, individuals, groups and couples here and at the Watts/Mid-City/Karsh communities that our therapeutic knowledge and practice begin to be challenged and stretched. What we thought we understood, we didn’t and what we assumed to be helpful has been examined and wondered about. Without the clients who are we?

What we need from the Center Community? Your participation and commitment to these families and their Holiday Feast.

What does that look like? You will soon see a posting in the Counselors lounge, with a list of families and the size of those families we have selected to receive our thank you. The items we are gathering will be listed and how many of each item we will need per family based on the size. For example; Boxes of Stuffing/Dressing, Pies, Whip cream, Mac and Cheese, Etc. You can work on this individually selecting a family or you can organize your supervision to adopt one or more families. You can also pay for turkeys already purchased and housed at the “CleanSlate” office in the deep freeze. Turkeys are $30.00 and we bring to the Center on delivery day! Don’t like to shop? Make a donation to the cause. We will do the shopping!!! Make checks to CleanSlate, you can also pay on PayPal @

You can also sign up to deliver these packages to the families of Watts and Mid-City. Delivery day is November 21st. Thank you Center Community! Let’s have another successful Holiday Feast Drive!!!

Soon followed by the Holiday Gift Drive!

Marianne Diaz, Director of Outreach Services, Mid-City/Watts.  See our wonderful organizers Tamara Satterwhite, Marisa Rios, Maxine Sevilla and Alyssa Johnson for information.

Marianne Diaz
Director of Outreach Services

CleanSlate has been in partnership with this effort since the beginning and is Marianne Diaz’s Non-profit

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