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.”
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
Jesus, 23, has cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder. Once he completed his special education classes, his parents, who both work full-time, needed a place where he could continue to grow. He started our Day Program 10 months ago.
He was shy when he first arrived and prone to speaking one word answers. So we were thrilled to see him open up and use full sentences when he responds to staffers like Hope, whom he clearly adores. Jesus participates in all activities. He knows the routine and where he’s supposed to be. When it’s time to leave, he grabs his bag, waits for him mom, and looks forward to coming back.