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SOURCE California Community Foundation
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From planting vegetable gardens in empty dirt lots for South LA residents to a young entrepreneur empowering East LA teenagers with solid business skills, to a human trafficking survivor working tirelessly to end the cycle of violence against women. These are just a few of the stories behind the honorees of the 2013 Unsung Heroes of Los Angeles Awards, presented by the California Community Foundation (CCF) on October 9 at Club Nokia at LA Live. Each honoree received a grant in their name to the nonprofit organization of their choice.
"These five courageous and enterprising people truly represent CCF's Unsung Heroes because of their extraordinary efforts of philanthropy that are bringing new resources to people in Los Angeles County," said Antonia Hernandez, chief executive officer of CCF. "We are honored to recognize them for the impact they have made to improve lives of those most in need and hope that their compassion and advocacy will inspire others."
Unsung Heroes celebrated include:
California Community Foundation (CCF) is a public, charitable organization serving Los Angeles County in multiple capacities since 1915. It advances philanthropy and serves as a steward of charitable funds and legacies. It makes grants to nonprofits and collaborates in addressing the critical needs of vulnerable populations. It actively engages in community problem solving with business, civic, government and other organizations.
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