The Pier
The 17th Annual Carnival At The Pier Raises $132,000 For Child Abuse Prevention And Treatment
The Angelic Auxiliary of Children’s Bureau hosted its 17th Annual Carnival at the Pier on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. Approximately 650 children and parents were in attendance for the event benefitting Children’s Bureau, a nonprofit leader in child abuse prevention and treatment. The event raised $132,000 for child abuse treatment and prevention programs.
Admission included private use of the park, unlimited amusement park rides, free parking, and game tickets. Carnival treats were provided by Fresh Brothers Pizza, Shake Shack, Sweet Rose Creamery; beverages were supplied by La Colombe Coffee and wanu water.
“Carnival at the Pier is an event that families look forward to every year, not only because it is a day of fun, but because it is an opportunity to give back to the community. We are so proud that all of the funds raised will go toward helping the 40,000 at-risk children and parents that Children’s Bureau serves,” said Deepthi Brown, President of The Angelic Auxiliary.
In addition to access to the park rides and games, attendees enjoyed balloon art by The Soozi Show, face painting and the opportunity to win a variety of exciting raffle items and experiences.
The carnival’s major corporate sponsor was AECOM, with special recognition to Keitha Russell, an Angel-level sponsor who is a longtime supporter of Children’s Bureau. Additional sponsors included Deepthi and Patrick Brown, and Marianna and John Linfesty at the Crusader level; Mar Vista Charitable Foundation, The Pack Family, and Carleen and Bryant Riley at the Defender level, and many more. Angelic Auxiliary members to note include Cecily “Ceci” Dean, Tina Hindshaw, Nancy Messina, Mary Ryan and Carrie Shea Tilton all of whom are Santa Monica residents.
Since 1904, Children’s Bureau ( has been a nonprofit leader in protecting vulnerable children through prevention, treatment and advocacy. The agency is unique in that it focuses on three key areas for creating impact: strengthening families and communities, building peer capacity and transforming systems and communities. Children’s Bureau helps 40,000 children and parents each year throughout Southern California with services that include school readiness, parenting classes, family resource centers, support groups, mental health counseling, foster care and foster-adoption and more. Children’s Bureau is one of the largest investors in child abuse prevention in the country and is developing a national model to transform an entire at-risk community through its Magnolia Community Initiative.
Submitted by Monica Carranza, Marketing Coordinator Children’s Bureau

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