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Dear Friends of Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA),

Hi! My name is Gladys and I’m 13 years old.  I am writing to wish you a very happy holiday season and to ask you to please support HOLA’s academics, arts and athletics programs for at-risk and underserved youth. It’s easy to do – just click here. Let me tell you a little bit about me. I have been taking visual arts classes at HOLA for the last two years. I come to HOLA four days a week and I would come the extra day if I could. Every session I take as many art classes as I can. I’ve taken drawing, painting, mixed media, film, photography and lots of other classes, but my favorite class is ceramics. I like the freedom the ceramics class offers. I can pick what I want to make and working with the clay makes me feel happy.

I love coming to HOLA! I walk straight from school and I usually get there pretty early. When I get there, I always do my homework and if I need any help, there is always a tutor around to help me. My favorite subject is physics and I want to study science when I go to college. Next year, I am going to join HOLA’s high school program. HOLA is like my home away from home. I feel safe when I’m at HOLA. The teachers are like family to me. I feel very lucky that my aunt and uncle take care of me, but I miss my mom and my grandma. They live really far away and I haven’t seen them in a long time. HOLA helps make that a little bit easier for me.

Without Heart of Los Angeles – and supporters like you – I wouldn’t be heading off into the future with confidence and excitement.

Please consider making a donation to HOLA. Thank you in advance for your belief in Heart of Los Angeles and investment in students like me.  If you’ve already made a donation this year, all of us at HOLA thank you and ask you to please consider an additional contribution during this holiday season. To make a donation in any amount, quickly and easily, click here. Thank you for your generous support and best wishes to you and your family for a very happy and healthy new year!

Sincerely,

Gladys
HOLA Class of 2017

What your contribution can do:

• $25 provides a space for one child in a basketball or soccer league
• $50 provides the supplies for a healthy cooking class
 $100 provides clay for a ceramics class
• $250 provides a middle or high school tutor for one week
• $500 provides a year of private music lessons for one student
• $1,000 provides college prep classes or a scholarship for one student

If you would like to send a check, please make the check payable to “Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)” and mail to:

Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) 
Year End Campaign 
2701 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100  
Los Angeles, CA 90057 

Do you work for a corporation with a “Matching Gifts” program? Please ask your HR Director. For more information or to take a tour of HOLA, please contact Elizabeth Curtis at (213) 389-1148 ext. 241 or ecurtis@heartofla.org

HOLA provides underserved youth with exceptional programs in academics, arts and athletics within a nurturing environment, empowering them to develop their potential, pursue their education and strengthen their communities.

 
 
 

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