Heart to Heart Gala - A Celebration of Kindness and EmpathyHeart to Heart Gala - Sponsorship and Donation Opportunities

Recently, every major national news outlet covered a study linking the alarming increase in anxiety, depression and suicide among youth, and the connection to excessive screen time and social media addiction. 

Just last year, the Volunteer Center committed to developing programs and services to help with this exact issue, and on the evening of Saturday, June 15, we are bringing the community together for our Heart to Heart Gala at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles to help fund these new programs. The event will feature dinner, drinks, entertainment, dancing, live/silent auctions and games of chance, and 100% of the proceeds will support the Volunteer Center’s new mission of ensuring social and emotional wellness for local youth and their families.

We hope you will consider sponsoring the event or making an in-kind donation. Your contribution will be heavily promoted prior to the event on our website, eNewsletter and social media outlets, and during our event to an expected audience of over 300 prominent community leaders and guests. As a sponsor, you will receive an array of benefits based on which of the four levels you choose - click here for details.

The Volunteer Center has been inspiring kindness, generosity and service to others for more for than 50 years. Since performing acts of kindness have numerous mental health benefits, this will continue to be a key component of our new educational programs. Our goal is to introduce new parent and teen programs focusing on self-care and emotional well-being, while helping families gently reduce screen time and increase face-to-face connections during the 2019-2020 school year (click here to learn more). Your generous support will help us reach this goal.

When you invest in local youth and families by supporting this event, you are helping us encourage more social/emotional wellness, empathy and resilience in our community - exactly what our youth need to thrive. We look forward to celebrating with you!


Click here for an overview of Sponsorship Benefits

For more information and/or to secure your sponsorship, please contact Sara Myers, President/CEO, or Liz Reinhardt, Director of Fund Development and Marketing, at (310) 212-5009, sara@volcenter.org or liz@volcenter.org.

In-Kind Donations

Click here to download an In-Kind Donation Form to accompany your generous donation - this form will allow us to properly recognize and market your donation. Please contact Jon Phelps, Fund Development Assistant, at (310) 212-5009 or jon@volcenter.org with any questions.