In our continued effort to make a change through education, in 2014 Eileen’s Foundation awarded a scholarship to a candidate from El Camino College. We were happy to present Brooke Matson, a well deserving student at El Camino College, with a $1000 scholarship. This scholarship was made possible by generous donations from the community in memory of Eileen Garnreiter, a former student at El Camino College.
The 2015 recipient of the Eileen Garnreiter Memorial Scholarship was Ms. Candice Holland, pictured in the center of the photo. The $1000 scholarship was presented to Ms. Holland for her exceptional dedication to Paralegal Studies and her courageous spirit. We congratulate Ms. Holland for making the Dean’s List this semester and look forward to seeing what she will be able to accomplish.
TIS' THE SEASON
Beauty Bags - Christmas 2014
Eileen’s foundation had the privilege of donating 23 Beauty Bags to all the women at the Doors of Hope shelter. Each bag contained about $100 worth of Mary Kay Beauty products, a journal, and a scarf. These women have been displaced due to domestic abuse and economic hardship. We wanted to give them something that would make them feel good about themselves and know that there are people who care as well as help boost their self esteem.
Gifts for the family - Christmas 2014
With your help, in 2014 we were able to help 4 families of domestic violence during the holidays. With the help of the Los Angeles County Victims Advocate Office they identified and referred 4 families to us that were were not able to have much of a Christmas due to financial constraints bcause of being displaced by domestic violence. We provided around $200 worth of toys and clothes to each child in the family, a total of 12 children in all, as well as a $100 Target gift card for each mother to get what they might need for the house or family. We hope that these families had a wonderful Christmas and will have many more to come. These donations would not be possible without the support of the community and we want to thank you for helping to support our efforts and we hope it brings you as much joy knowing where your donations went as it did to our recipients.