Ways to Give
There are a number of ways you can make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and families in Southern California who face challenges on a daily basis.
Consider making a financial contribution to D’Veal in the form of an annual or unrestricted amount. Every investment we receive enables us to change the lives of children and families in our community.
Employer Matching Gift Programs
If your employer offers an employee donation match program, you may be able to double the impact that your financial gift has. We urge you to have your employer help increase your gift through their program.
Honor a special someone by making a gift in his or her name to D’Veal. By honoring someone with gift that commemorates an occasion or a life, you can make a positive impact on the work we do.
Other Ways To Help
From corporate partnership programs to simple acts of volunteerism, there is always a way for you to help support the D’Veal mission. Contact us today to learn more about opportunities for you, or your group, to shape the lives of those in our community who need support.
Become a “Guardian of Hope” Donor
When we first met James, he displayed extremely low-frustration tolerance, erupting into frequent and severe temper tantrums. He would throw and destroy items and displayed physical aggression toward his mother: hitting, biting and pinching. His speech was delayed and he typically communicated through grunts, gestures, and physical aggression. The clinical staff at D’Veal selected Child Parent Psychotherapy, an evidence-based treatment intervention designed specifically to address behaviors like those presented by James. Over the course of treatment, James’ physical aggression ceased, and he learned to use his words to express his needs. Daily routines were put into place, and James’ mom was able to enhance her parenting skills, increased self-confidence, and improved her ability to provide a secure and nurturing home environment.
In addition to the specialized services needed by James, recent data from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services statistics reveal that 45% – 56% of the foster-care population is under the age of five years, and 1 in 5 children entering the Foster-Care system is under the age of one!
Concerned community volunteer, Charlene Vega, the newly elected D’Veal Board President, introduced Robert Lopez to the services offered by D’Veal. Robert is a successful business person and owner of a technology company that provides full data, voice, and security network and communications services. Robert stated, “I have been blessed with a good life and want to give back.” After hearing the positive outcomes achieved by James and his mother, Robert became a Guardian of Hope and made a $30,000 donation to D’Veal to expand the services provided by the 0-5 Seeds of Change Program.
Your tax deductible donation will assist D’Veal in expanding services to this very vulnerable population and will help restore a sense of safety and encourage nurturing and positive parent-child relationships.
As a Guardian of Hope Donor, you will see the impact of your contributions through newsletters, invitations for you and your guests to attend special events and your name placed on the donor wall at D’Veal.