A night of outlandish accusations and suspense filled intrigue was the overall atmosphere at this year’s Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) Mystery Night fundraiser. The mystery “who done it” was a tough case to solve, but for all those that participated all the effort went to a good cause.
As usual, the producer and director of the annual CSCF Mystery Night show, Kathy A. Fitzpatrick, and the cast of highly trained thespians took the audience on a number of twist and turns. As always there can only be one team that earns bragging rights and this year was no exception.
“For nearly fifteen years we have been committed in helping with this annual fundraiser. We look forward to it every year. It’s our pleasure to be a part of this wonderful experience, and we can only hope that we helped raise additional funding for Crittenton,” said Fitzpatrick.
Additionally, the fundraiser also secured an opportunity for attendees to participate in a silent auction, a raffle, and a decadent Italian meal prepared by CSCF Mystery Night event sponsor Angelo’s & Vinci’s Ristorante of Fullerton, Calif.
“This is pure enjoyment! Not only do we get to meet interesting people at the event, but knowing that this event is helping empower youth and families in need is what makes this so special,” said Kimberly Ostrowski, CSCF Volunteer via the National Charity League of Yorba Linda Chapter, and added, “When I discovered what Crittenton was all about I immediately wanted to help out more. Anything the National Charity League can do to bring more awareness to this organization and its mission we will do what we can.”
This year’s event was made possible by a number of longtime supporters and loyal sponsors that have generously given time, resources and funding to the CSCF mission that currently serves nearly 2,000 individuals each year throughout our programs in various Southern California locations. This list includes:
- Cynthia Peck, Owner, Angelo’s & Vinci’s Ristorante
- Leslie McCarthy, President, Fullerton Insurance Service, Inc.
- Bryan Moreland, Fullerton Printing
- Bill Mathy, President, Related Visual, Inc.
- Matthew Greco, Serve First Solutions, Inc.
- Dr. Kimberly Nguyen, Cottage Dental – Kids’ Corner Dental
- Fullerton Police Officers Association
- Christine and Vern Terry
- The members of the CSCF Cookie Moms Auxiliary
- The members of the CSCF Felicia Auxiliary
- The moms, daughters and volunteers of the National Charity League of Yorba Linda
- Listing of all 2014 Mystery Night Fundraiser Donors, Event Assistance and Talent
We are also proud to say that 100 percent of the money earned at the 2014 Mystery Night fundraiser through the dinner, auction and raffle goes directly to the CSCF Commercial Sexually Exploited Children Treatment Program (CSEC). This program is designed for young teenage girls that are victims of sex trafficking and the aim of the treatment program is to give aid, therapy, substance abuse recovery and transitional living services to these young women while staying at CSCF. Nearly all of our clients placed in this treatment program were sexually exploited in Southern California.
If interested in obtaining more information about upcoming CSCF events, how to become a corporate sponsor, or to make any other charitable contribution to CSCF programming efforts feel free to contact our Development Office.
For those interested in taking part in our next fundraising event please note that the CSCF Annual Community for Kids Golf Tournament is slated for September 15, 2014. You might have missed Mystery Night but you do have the golf tournament to look forward to.
Crittenton Services for Children and Families of Southern California (CSCF) is a non-profit social services agency whose mission is to heal the wounds of abuse and neglect; strengthen families; and help troubled adolescents reach their full potential. Established and incorporated in 1966 Crittenton has a highly trained workforce operating 24 hours a day / 7 days a week providing comprehensive counseling, medical, and other support services to the clients in our care. We provide a full array of residential, in-home, community based, wraparound, mental health, foster care, and adoption services with a service planning area throughout Southern California that covers Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego Counties.