2nd Annual HOPE4Kids Festival and 5K/10K Run in Thousand Oaks on Sat, March 15th

The 2nd Annual HOPE4Kids Festival and 5K/10K Run/Walk is planned for Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 8am to noon. Community event benefits foster youth of Ventura County. Silent auction, booths, food trucks, kid zone, adoption and foster fair to feature profiles of children in need of homes. Adoption tent will be staffed by county social workers.

5K/10K start at 8am. Also a Kids Mile at 9:45am.

Event to take place at Cal Lutheran University, Kingsmen Park, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks.

Visit hope4kids.myevent.com for more information and to register.

Please join us in raising funds for foster youth in Ventura County! The HOPE4Kids Festival & Run is a community effort sponsored by Living Oaks Community Church, Ventura County Human Services Agency and a variety of community partners. Monies raised by this event will go directly to assist foster youth in paying for, but not limited to, extracurricular activities such as sports equipment, camps, musical instruments, arts, driver's education courses and more!
One of the things we are most excited about is our Adoption and Foster Fair at the Finish Line. We are partnering with the County of Ventura. We will feature mini-biographies of children in need of homes and social workers will be available to answer questions about adoption and foster care. Last year's HOPE4Kids event was the first time this has ever been done in our county. If you are interested in adoption, please stop by the Adoption and Foster Fair Tent and learn more! 

Thanks to my guest Tammy Barnett a lawyer working to help these kids! She's also the co-organizer of the event!

Jewelry for a Cause 

 Jewelry for a Cause was started back in 2008 by former lawyer and mother of two, Jessica Mindich.

From the beginning, the concept was unique yet simple: design and create inexpensive yet fashionable pieces of jewelry, which can be sold at a profit to raise money for various schools and charity organizations.


Now, Jewelry for a Cause also works with artisans from all over the world helping them to create sustainable lives for their families through their craft. The company is already responsible for over $400,000 of philanthropy dollars to worthy causes and Mindich has clearly proven that there’s more than one way your jewelry box can be a source of pride.

It is truly...jewelry that sparkles with good intentions!