Promises 2 Kids was founded nearly 30 years ago here in San Diego. The primary goal of this organization is to break the cycle of abuse and neglect and to provide San Diego County’s foster children with the tools, opportunities, and guidance they need to live a happy, healthy life.
I was invited to visit the Polinsky Children’s Center earlier this week, along with a few other bloggers from our area. The Polinsky Center is just one of the many programs behind Promises 2 Kids. The Polinsky Children’s Center is the only emergency facility in San Diego for abused or neglected children.
Viewing the facility and seeing many of the staff and children on campus was a touching experience, to say the least. Children are brought in due to abuse or neglect, and many end up staying in the foster care system for some time before they are adopted or before coming adults.
Promises 2 Kids also provides support to local child welfare agencies, and organizes and hosts an annual symposium and ongoing trainings for law enforcement, social workers and other first responders.
There are many ways to help Promises 2 Kids but if you are looking for a unique way to celebrate summer and raise money for a great cause, check out the private dinner and concert featuring Pat Benetar, taking place in La Jolla on June 2nd.
Donations are always welcome and are greatly appreciated.