PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Auxiliary Women Present CALM with Annual Donation

On Wednesday, June 13, the women of the CALM Auxiliary presented the staff of CALM with a check for the funds the group has raised over the past year.

CALM Auxiliary president Dale McCaskey presented a check in the amount of $153,000 to Executive Director Cecilia Rodriguez and Board President Bridget Foreman at the Harbor Restaurant. The majority of the money raised by the CALM Auxiliary comes from the annual Celebrity Authors’ Luncheon, the Antiques and Vintage Shows, along with a few additional fundraising efforts. To date, the CALM Auxiliary has raised $1.1 million for CALM, allowing the organization to continue its mission to prevent and treat child abuse in Santa Barbara County.

The CALM Auxiliary has played an instrumental role in helping sustain the great legacy of CALM in Santa Barbara since 1969. The Auxiliary raises additional financial support and community awareness through projects and events, allowing the organization to grow and continue to serve the children and families that need it most. The CALM Auxiliary has evolved into an incredible group of women, working collectively to continue this support of CALM.

CALM was founded in 1970 to reach stressed parents before they hurt their children. CALM continues to be the only non-profit agency in Santa Barbara County focusing solely on preventing and treating child abuse and family violence through comprehensive, cutting-edge programs. CALM offers children, families, and adults a safe, non-judgmental, caring, and strength-based environment to heal and increase family well-being. For more information about all of CALM’s services, please call 805-965-2376, or click here.

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