Kitchen Helpers - DirectBuy Donates Kitchen Appliances to Trinity Home for Boys in El Monte, California

When it comes to cooking, teenage boys, in general, need all the help they can get.

Thousand Oaks, CA, August 14, 2010 --( For the culinary students at the Trinity Group Home for Boys in El Monte, California, a foster home for 53 boys, they face a bigger challenge: old, rundown kitchen equipment needing replacement. Fortunately, DirectBuy of Ventura County and DirectBuy of San Fernando Valley stepped up to the plate by donating much needed kitchen appliances.

The donations included a microwave oven from DirectBuy of Ventura County, located at 1445 Lawrence Drive in Thousand Oaks, and an oven range, an electric wall oven and gas cook top courtesy of DirectBuy of San Fernando Valley, located at 2850 North Ontario Street in Burbank.

“We’ve experienced a significant reduction in state funding over the last several years and, unfortunately, the kitchen is starting to show the effects,” said Joey Seward, a spokesperson for Trinity Youth Services. “A donation of this magnitude is doubly appreciated because it is new equipment, enabling us to continue the culinary classes we offer the boys, but it is also large enough to help in the preparation of meals for all our residents.”

The Trinity Home in El Monte is supported by the Children’s Foundation of America. The primary goal of the Foundation is to identify and access resources to support foster care, residential treatment and education programs of the highest quality, so that children who have been the victims of abuse, neglect or abandonment may lead, healthy, productive lives. The Foundation currently supports programs for children in California, Texas, Arizona, and Nevada through Trinity Foster Care, Trinity Residential Services, Triad Family Services and Advanced Education Services.

“Trinity Youth Services is doing incredible work under less than ideal fiscal conditions,” said Greg Johnson, managing partner of DirectBuy of Ventura County. “We’re happy to make this contribution and encourage other businesses to step up and help this very worthwhile organization.”

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