5470 W. Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90016
Dear Foundation Friends & Families,
I hope you are well and keeping safe. We so appreciate you, and thank you for your ongoing support.
Over the summer months, and due to school closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve been coordinating several improvement projects, including the restriping and paving the Foundation parking lot and repairing the rooftops of our headquarters and Family Resource Center. A special mention goes to the tireless work of long-time Foundation employee Lorraine McCall for her assistance in spearheading these building improvements.
While it was necessary to put our summer sessions on hold during these unusual times, Foundation teachers have kept active conducting remote online learning sessions with our school age and teen students.
I want to invite you to visit specialchildusa.org. Special Child USA’s mission is to expand on The Jeffrey Foundation’s mission by serving children with special needs and their families through therapeutic education and recreational programs and family support services, not only in Los Angeles but throughout the United States, even globally.
We’ve been updating the site to provide information and serve as a resource for children with special needs and families. On the online learning tab, you’ll find sing-a-longs, arts & crafts, storytime, social skill classes, a parent assistance portal, and more. If you know anyone who might like to read a story or conduct a class, please contact Maryann Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Circle of Love members, please note your $100 dues for 2020 are now due. Mail checks to 5470 W. Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90016. Tax ID #23-7208851. Additionally, we’ve started to collect recipes for the Circle of Love Cookbook. Please mail in a family favorite (originals only as we cannot publish anything from another cookbook) by September 31 to Maryann at email@example.com.
Alyce Morris Winston
CEO and Founder
A Message from our Founder
Dr. Kisoon Park
Hon. Diane Watson
Thanks to many donations, from June through August, the Foundation underwent some much-needed repairs. The parking lot was restriped and repaved, new floors were installed in the classrooms, and each building received new roofs. Thank you, Joanna and David Kermani, for referring Jake's Roofing.
The Jeffrey Foundation Board 2019/2020
Alyce Morris Winston, Board President / Chair
Marcia Brickley, Board Vice President / Chair
Tonia M. Agron, Board Secretary
Joanna Kermani, Assistant Secretary
Niloo Bahadori , Financial Committee
Warren Finn, Legal Counsel
Minas Fournouzian, Public Relations
Ben Blakley, Programs Committee
Connie Stevens, Celebrities Committee
Honorable Diane Watson, Education Committee
Honorable Nate Holden, Programs Committee
Bill Bohning, Adisory Board
John Riordan, Advisory Board
Bunny Amber, Advisory Board
Dr. Kisoon Park, Advisory Board
Remote Learning During COVID
Foundation Teacher Angelica Conde conducts remote online learning sessions.
Alyce Morris Winston
Recent Remote Training for Teachers
A recent "social distance" staff training for remote learning at The Jeffrey Foundation.
Hon. Nate Holden
Before / After
July through September 2020 - Remote Online Classes
The Jeffrey Foundation is currently operating programs remotely. For more information, call 323.965.7536.
September 17, Noon - Jeffrey Foundation Virtual Board Meeting
The next Foundation Board meeting will take place virtually on Thursday, September 17, at Noon. Call Patricia Escobar to RSVP, 323-965-7536.
Thursday, September 30, 4:00 pm. Circle of Love Garden Party
On Thursday, September 30, 4:00 pm, Circle of Love Hollywood Chair Joanna Kermani will host a Garden Party to support Foundation programs. RSVP to Maryann Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Member dues of $100 is due now for 2020. Please mail your check to: The Jeffrey Foundation, 5470 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016.
For more information on our events call (323) 965-7536.
Before / After
Before / After
For Your Recent Generous Donations Assisting our Essential Programs During the Covid-19 Crisis & as we approach our 50th Year in 2022
Madeline Gussman & many more
Thank you, Peter Mark and Helen Richman, for your love and dedication for over 40 years serving The Jeffrey Foundation as Chair of the Celebrity Committee and MC at Foundation events. A special award is being presented to the Richman's this month.
Calling all Circle of Love Members. Please email your favorite family recipe for our Circle of Love Cookbook. Please note:
The recipe must an original (not from a cookbook).
Keep it simple .
Email a nice quality photo of you along with the recipe.
Provide a paragraph or two about the why the recipe has meaning for you or the story behind it.
Email questions, recipe & photo to email@example.com by September 30, 2020.
Thank you, Friar's Charitable Foundation! We feel extremely fortunate to have been selected to receive your generous Chromebook laptop donations for our Summer and Fall Remote Learning classes. These computers have really helped our children and families!
Peter Mark and Helen Richman Tribute
Circle of Love Cookbook - Your Recipes Please!
The Jeffrey Foundation's Wall of Honor
Become a "Wall of Honor" Donor. The Jeffrey Foundation is currently taking reservations for building plaques on the NEW "Wall of Honor" outside of our building at 5470 Washington Boulevard. For more information, contact: 323-965-7536.
For several years, Foundation friend Barbara Winters has made blankets as a labor of love for our children for use during nap time. In 2020, the Foundation will be sending them to expectant mothers.
Thank you, Barbara Cowan Berg, for donating copies of your book,How to Escape the No-Win Trap! Barbara's book gives excellent advice and tips for handling stress, getting through a crisis, and everyday living. It's also perfect for helping us all deal with the trials of the COVID Pandemic and assist with family relationships. For those interested in receiving a copy, please call 323.965.7536. Visit Barbara at BarbaraBerg.com or RingShui.com.
Pictured Left to Right: TV Reporter Christine Devine, Helen Richman, Peter Mark Richman, and Alyce Morris Winston.
Contact Maryann Ridini Spencer, Public Relations,
for Book Signing events.
Proceeds from the book to benefit the Foundation. Call 323-965-7536
To Jeffrey with Love
Available on Amazon, in Bookstores,
and at The Jeffrey Foundation!
The Jeffrey Foundation is pleased to announce the unveiling of the new SpecialChildUSA.org website.
The purpose of Special Child U.S.A. is to reach children with special needs and families throughout the United States and the world. Our website serves to educate, entertain, and inspire.
Now, more than ever, children with special needs and their families need our valuable remote services. We offer a variety of classes and programs, which we'll be adding to over time.
Through the online learning tab at the top of the site, you'll find portals to sing-a-longs, arts & crafts, storytime readings of beloved, classic books, parent assistance, fit & fun exercise and movement, and social skills classes.
If you or anyone you know is interested in participating in any area of these remote learning classes, please contact Maryann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your spreading the word about Special Child USA and our remote learning site . Thank you also for your donations in assisting our programs to serve those in our community and beyond. Call us at 323-965-7536 and Please DONATE online at specialchildusa.org
-Alyce Morris Winston
“A guiding light from above directs Alyce in all she does to benefit (her children.) She is unique and we appreciate and love her.”
– Helen and Peter Mark Richman
“Once in a while, a foundation comes along that meets the needs of the special needs children and their families in our community. I have watched The Jeffrey Foundation grow through the years and commend Ms. Alyce Morris Winston and her staff and volunteers for all their dedicated service to the community for over 47 years.” – Honorable Diane Watson
“A fabulous, quintessential woman who has made the world a better place is my longtime friend, Alyce Morris.” – Connie Stevens
“I have been a strong supporter of The Jeffrey Foundation since my son Brian was in The Jeffrey Foundation’s After School program, Saturday Fun Club, and Jeffrey Boy Scout troop. It is remarkable what Alyce and her team have accomplished and how many children and families the programs have served in 47 years! – Marcia Brickley Vice Chair of The Jeffrey Foundation Board of Directors
“You have grown our dream into something much larger than I could have ever expected since the time my brother David attended. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there for my family when we needed you most.” – Melissa Thompson
See UPCOMING EVENTS page for Book Signings!
P.S. Alyce is currently working on her second book "Special Child" to be out in early 2021!
Foundation Goal for 2020 $500,000.00
Amount needed: $366,060.51
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