Angel View Receives $12,000 from Great Autos of Yesteryear

October 20, 2016

Angel View, a non-profit serving children and adults with disabilities, was the recipient of $12,000 from Great Autos of Yesteryear’s 8th Annual Palm Springs Casual Concours. The recently held car show featured more than 100 classic and exotic cars and attracted hundreds of attendees.

“We’re very happy to have the privilege of donating these proceeds to Angel View,” said Jay D’Angelo, president, Great Autos of Yesteryear. “By working together, many people benefit and that is thrilling to me.”

Patti Park, Angel View’s executive director, added, “These funds help support programs that enrich our clients’ lives. We greatly appreciate the club’s generosity.”

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Founded in 1954, Angel View offers three primary services: 24-hour residential care for children and adults with disabilities, a therapeutic Day Program for adults with developmental disabilities; and Angel View Outreach, which provides free services and support for local children with disabilities. For more information, http://www.angelview.org.

Great Autos of Yesteryear is the largest gay and lesbian car club on the West Coast with almost 1,000 members, owning over 2,600 cars. For more information, visit www.greatautos.org 

Francisco

Francisco’s Story

Three days before his 18th birthday Francisco was in a car accident. The driver was unhurt, but Francisco, who attended Palm Springs High School, suffered a traumatic brain injury. Since then, he’s lived with his parents, who along with his siblings, provide his care.

Now 37, Francisco attends the Angel View Day Program for adults with developmental disabilities. One of his accomplishments is his improved punctuality. He’s ready each morning when our driver picks him up. These days, instead of sleeping in, Francisco enjoys companionship, recreation and therapeutic activities. He’s learning work skills like document shredding that will enable him to participate in our new work placement program. He can’t wait!