Annual Winter Festival and Coat Drive to Benefit Casa Pacifica to be Held January 12th

Westlake Village, CA – Lydia Gable Realty Group with Compass and Rick Winters of Winters Financial Group, Inc. will host their 9th Annual Coats-for-Casa Pacifica charity event at Three Springs Park in Westlake Village, on Saturday, January 12th, 2018, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

With 30-tons of snow for sledding and playing, the Coat Drive is a great opportunity for family fun with complimentary coffee and smoothies, and kid’s crafts. All Lydia Gable and Rick Winters ask is that participants bring new or gently used winter clothes of all sizes, including coats, sweaters, hoodies, mittens/gloves, winter hats and scarves, to benefit the foster and at-risk youth of Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families in Camarillo – a facility that offers residential treatment, medical/psychological assessments and services, and a host of other programs to foster youth removed from their homes. The agency also provides community-based interventions for youth struggling with mental health challenges and their families. Last year, over 3,000 articles of winter clothing were donated – coats, sweaters, hats, gloves, and scarves – up from 2,500 items the year before. Over the past eight years, more than 13,000 items in total have been donated and distributed to date.

This is a rain or shine event. If the weather conditions are threatening, updates will be posted on the event’s website,, and its Facebook page, regarding the status of the event day.

“The recent tragic events in our community have highlighted the compassionate and caring hearts of our fellow citizens who are deeply generous when it comes to supporting those who have suffered through difficult and traumatic experiences. Neighbors who we have previously watched give abundantly to Casa Pacifica’s youth through the Coats for Casa Pacifica event over the past eight years – generously giving bags and bags of coats and scarves and gloves each year to children and youth struggling through their own overwhelming challenges,” remark Lydia and Rick. “We are so proud that every single winter clothing item donated has been distributed to the network of children and families of Casa Pacifica. It is incredibly heart-warming to witness the smiles and gratitude on the faces of the youth and families as they ‘shop” for outwear to keep them warm during our chilly winter. We look forward to fostering more smiles this year by collecting even more articles of clothing than in the past.” If you are unable to share in the Winter Coat Drive fun but would like to donate, please contact Lydia or Rick to make other arrangements.

Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is the largest non-profit provider of children’s mental health services in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, and along with its campus-based residential and educational programs administers a number of community-based programs which are designed to strengthen families and keep children in their homes. For more information about Casa Pacifica, please visit its or call the Development Department at (805) 445-7800.

Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families

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