Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys would like to thank The Harold Edelstein Foundation for their continuous support, helping us provide a family with housing security, a healthier lifestyle and a brighter future for generations to come.
In 2011, we finished construction on our 214th home—and the 61st home in our Pacoima community —continuing our building numbers as one of the top 5% of affiliates in the United States. Food Costs continue to sky rocket – and access to fruits and vegetables in the inner city areas is scarce. As well, without educational counseling, inspirational mentoring and more, young girls are very likely to fall victim to premature pregnancies and not graduate high school.
But Harold’s Help makes the solution possible with on-site gardens and programs resulting in 0% teen pregnancies and 99% graduation rates!
Our community garden and nutrition classes have enabled our 61 families living in the Pacoima neighborhood and over 250 children of those families to learn healthy eating, utilizing locally grown fruits and vegetables right in their community. Through the enrichment program families also receive information on how to keep up with their health by getting regular health and dental screenings.
Because of The Harold Edelstein Foundation, we are able to continue transforming the lives of families in need and improving the community through pride of home ownership and enrichment services.
Thank you Harold!