San Diego Center for Children
The San Diego Center for Children is a flagship organization for children and teens struggling with behavioral and emotional health challenges. In eight locations and hundreds of homes across the county, the center provides hope and healing to over 1,000 children and their families annually. Its mission: “Protect the joy of childhood. Prevent emotional suffering. Incite change.”
Walk for Kids
Grant Thornton’s San Diego office participates in the center’s annual Walk for Kids, an event that earns $150,000 to $200,000. This year’s Willy Wonka-themed festival will include food trucks, live music, face painting, bounce houses and more.
Annual Dinner Gala Employees of the San Diego office attended the 127th Anniversary Celebration at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. The evening raised almost $300,000 to benefit the center’s vital programs and services.
Annual Service Day
In the current year, San Diego employees put together a field day, complete with games, races and prizes. The event was a huge success and provided fun for all ages. In prior years the office has participated in events from participating in team-building exercises at the center, providing themed lunch for the students, grounds clean-up and paint days as well as being involved in day-to-day activities such as career day and Blues Thursday.
Toy Drive Wish Lists
The San Diego office adopted six of the center’s children and filled their holiday wish lists to help make their seasons brighter.
“Center of Our Heart” Partner
Grant Thornton has been named a “Center of Our Heart” Partner in recognition of the San Diego office’s long-term partnership with the charity. Employees have given generously, both of their time and money: In addition to making donations and fundraising, employees got their hands dirty, painting and landscaping the center’s main campus.