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Rusnak Auto Group Revs Up Holiday Giving with a Toy Drive for Hillsides Charity

12-10-2013 07:29 PM CET | Associations & Organizations

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Hillsides CEO Joseph M. Costa (left), Elizabeth Rusnak Arizmendi, VP of public relations for Rusnak and Keith Seals, GM Rusnak Pas

Hillsides CEO Joseph M. Costa (left), Elizabeth Rusnak Arizmendi, VP of public relations for Rusnak and Keith Seals, GM Rusnak Pas

(PASADENA) The holidays just got brighter for children and families in need thanks to Rusnak Auto Group. For the 10th year in a row, the Southern California luxury auto dealer is sponsoring a holiday gift drive for the Los Angeles County charity Hillsides. Beginning December 3 through December 24, patrons can drop off gifts at five dealerships: Rusnak/Pasadena Audi, Rusnak/Pasadena Jaguar, Rusnak/Pasadena Porsche, Rusnak/Pasadena Volvo, and Rusnak/Arcadia Mercedes-Benz.
“My family has been involved with Hillsides for over two decades, and I am thrilled once again to be in the position of helping the children and families of Hillsides during the holidays,” said Elizabeth Rusnak Arizmendi, vice president of public relations for Rusnak Auto Group, who also chaired the charity’s centennial gala this year. “I urge our customers to get into the holiday giving spirit by dropping off unwrapped toys, books, stuffed animals, and other gifts for children of all ages – including teens – at one of the five locations.”
The toys will be distributed before Christmas to children who are either living at Hillsides Residential Treatment Services program or to children and families who are being served by Hillsides Family Resource Centers, which are located throughout Los Angeles County.
“This toy collection will go a long way to make the holidays a time of celebration for children and families who otherwise might not receive any gifts,” said Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides chief executive officer. “On behalf of the thousands of children, youth, and families we serve, we are very appreciative of Rusnak Auto Group and feel so fortunate that they have partnered with us again this holiday season.”
The addresses of the participating Rusnak auto dealerships are: Rusnak/Pasadena Audi, 267 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105, Rusnak/Pasadena Jaguar, 337 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105, Rusnak/Pasadena Porsche, 325 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105, Rusnak/Pasadena Volvo, 2025 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107, and Rusnak/Arcadia Mercedes-Benz, 55 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007.

Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families. Our vision is to create lasting change in the lives of at-risk children and youth we serve. We provide high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where young people can thrive.
Hillsides has four main programs:
Family Resource Centers, which offer numerous community based programs and services that provide parenting classes, mental health support and additional crucial resources for vulnerable children and families throughout Los Angeles County.
Residential Treatment Services, which provide a safe and stable environment where children and youths, who cannot live at home, suffered trauma, or have severe emotional or behavioral challenges, can thrive.
Education Center, a therapeutic residential and day school that offers individualized education for students with social-emotional, learning and/or behavioral challenges for children in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Youth Moving On, which provides former foster youth affordable quality housing and numerous support services to help them become responsible, self-sufficient adults.

Hillsides
940 Avenue 64
Pasadena, CA 91105
323-254-2274
Company Contact/Press Contact:
Marisol Barrios
mbarrios@hillsides.org
323-543-2800 ext 128
815 Colorado Blvd, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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