In the News
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Addressing Gun Violence through Gun Safety Legislation at The White House
Loving Hands Founder and Executive Director, Kathryn Wooten, was selected by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to accompany him to the White House for the signing of the “Bipartisan Safer Communities Act,” a historic piece of legislation passed in order to reduce gun violence. In June 2022 on the South Lawn of the White House, Mayor Garcetti and Ms. Wooten joined President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and members of congress- including families of victims from the recent Buffalo and Uvalde
mass shootings- in a ceremony to commemorate this bipartisan achievement.
Impacting Communities and Bridging Bonds
Loving Hands has been busy supporting the local community:
August 14- August 29, 2022: Loving Hands continues to distribute school supplies and backpacks to students K-12 throughout the Watts community. As part of its mentor programming, Loving Hands provides students with the opportunity to excel, which starts with owning basic necessities such as notebooks, pens, paper, and backpacks for school.
August 26-28, 2022: Loving Hands was thrilled to host its annual Siblings Retreat for individuals who have lost a sibling as a result of violence. This retreat offered a space for participants to gather together to share stories, tears, and laughter. For the first year, Loving Hands expanded its reach to individuals 18-and-over who have also lost a parent. See here for the link to view last year’s video of the Sibling Retreat.
Save the Date – Saturday, May 6, 2023- Healing Luncheon
Save the date! On Saturday, May 6, 2023, Loving Hands Community Care will host its 16th Annual Mother’s Day Healing Luncheon for bereaved mothers who have lost children, many to acts of violence. The luncheon provides mothers experiencing the unimaginable grief of losing a child with a communal space to grieve, heal, and support one another leading up to a challenging holiday weekend. For the first time, this year’s luncheon will take place the weekend BEFORE Mother’s Day.
Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program Recipient
Loving Hands Community Care (Loving Hands) has been selected as part of the Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program for their work supporting grieving mothers and families. Loving Hands Community Care has been making a lasting impact in Los Angeles since 2008. Through developing relationships that open lines of communication, Loving Hands hopes to bridge the gap between fear and forgiveness. For more information on the Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program and the selected nonprofit organizations, visit Champions Live Here.