Photo Galleries

6th Annual Hollywood’s Biggest Night

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Guests enjoyed a night full of glitz and glamour while they walked the red carpet and were treated to a gourmet dinner. The evening included celebrity guests, silent auction, casting personalized awards ballots, and an Oscar® trivia contest

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2016 Give Kids a Smile

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MEND’s dental clinic provided dental treatment to about 175 kids. The day included exercise activities, oral hygiene education, free lunches for families and volunteers, lunch totes with fruits and veggies, music, coloring activities, and TOYS!

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2015 MEND Christmas Basket Program

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Approximately 1300 of the area’s neediest families received Christmas Baskets which included enough food for Christmas dinner plus staple items, a new blanket and a new gift/toy for each child under the age of 14.

Click here for more photos from the volunteer events leading to the  MEND Christmas Basket Program.


2015 Paths to the Future Conference – Youth Services

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110 students gathered at our Education and Training Center for the 2015 Paths to the Future Conference. Students attended workshops meant to boost their confidence, empower them and put them on a path to success. Thanks to 2nd Chance 4 kids Inc. for their work partnership on this successful event.

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Head to Toes 2015

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Our Head to Toes Event provides more than 200 third graders with free dental screenings, vision screenings, new backpacks with school supplies and new shoes! MEND ensures that the neediest children in our community start the new school year off right to face each day of academic school life with dignity.

Special thanks to the Disney VoluntEARS for being on location and donating their time for the event, and former NBA players, Jason and Jarron Collins, for lending their basketball experience to the students.

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