Villa Esperanza Guild Supports Individuals With Special Needs

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First published in the March 24 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

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Villa Esperanza

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The Villa Esperanza Guild recently held their 24th annual “A Day at the Races” benefiting Villa Esperanza Services.
This year’s event raised more than $74,000 in support of Villa’s Hjelte-Phillips Speech and Language Center and Residential and Independent Living programs, two of Villa’s nine programs that assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
More than 130 guests enjoyed the afternoon, which included lunch, prize drawings and a silent auction along with a fantastic day of racing.
The benefit chair for this year was Irene Albeck, treasurer of the guild. Committee members included Joan Feser, president of Guild; Connie Ching; Judie Christopoulos; and Diana Gamble.
The Villa Esperanza Guild was formed in 1968 to increase awareness of the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Villa Esperanza Services, established in 1961, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the care and education of children, adults and seniors with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities. Villa offers nine programs including a school for students up to the age of 22; a Speech and Language Center and Occupational Therapy Clinic providing children, adults and seniors with comprehensive therapies; employment services; day programs for adults; and adult residences in Pasadena.
For more information, visit VillaEsperanzaServices.org.

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