WINNER! Claire’s Place Foundation WINS “Small Nonprofit of the Year”

July 31, 2014

photostudio_1446833536892Los Angeles Business Journal Award

Claire’s Place Foundation wins “Nonprofit Organization of the Year”

Claire’s Place Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by 18-year-old Claire Wineland, was awarded “Small Nonprofit Organization of the Year” by the Los Angeles Business Journal for their work helping children and families affected by cystic fibrosis.

The Los Business Journal presented Claire, who was born with cystic fibrosis, with their “Organization of the Year” award in the small organization category at their fourth annual Nonprofit & Corporate Citizenship Awards. The sold-out event recognized more than 100 nominees, both individuals and organizations that are making an outstanding impact in our community. The awards are designed to honor those professionals and organizations in the nonprofit world that continue to make a difference

“I was just about speechless when they called my name to accept the award,” said Claire.  “We are so very lucky to live in a world where when we see a need in a community of people we can make a difference. I am just so honored to be in the company of all of these organizations making the world a better place.” We were blessed to attend with our dear friends Laura McHolm and Karyn Gatt of NorthStar Moving Company.  Laura McHolm sits on our board of directors and has been a champion of Claire and her work at Claire’s Place Foundation.  Laura was also honored with a nomination for the Corporate Citizenship Award acknowledging all the wonderful, philanthropic work she does in our community.  A great example of her commitment to making a difference in the lives of others is her most recent project with Coldwell Banker of Southern California “Send Hunger Packing“.  Read more about it here and please help them make a difference for children in LA County at risk for hunger.  Let’s Send Hunger Packing Food Drive 2014

Claire’s Place Foundation is featured in the current copy of the Los Angeles Business Journal along with a brief description of our foundation and our programs. Click here to see the digital copy of the awards supplement.  Beautiful pictures from the event at the end of the packet and a full page about the foundation on page 8.  Digital Awards Supplement pdf

We wanted to share this with you, our dear supporters, so that you can share in our joy and know that by making a contribution to Claire’s Place Foundation, you are supporting our efforts and our mission of helping families living with cystic fibrosis.

Lots of love and gratitude,

Melissa and Claire
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