Pacific Outdoor Living is holding a charity event to benefit LAPD Foothill’s Cadet Program in Pacoima.
The event is the Designer Showcase & Outdoor Living Expo on Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ticketholders will tour gardens beautifully landscaped and expertly designed by Pacific Outdoor Living at five homes around the Pasadena and La Cañada areas. The landscape designer of each home will be on hand to answer questions. Admission for the self-guided tour is $20. Every dollar raised will be donated to the LAPD cadet program.
Sergeant Roland Fogel is the assistant officer in charge of the cadet program.
“The cadets learn leadership skills, work as a team and get structure,” said Fogel of the program. “They get a sense of belonging that they may not get in their neighborhood, which helps them stay out of gangs.”
LAPD Foothill Division Cadet Norma Vazquez, 20, said that before joining the program she had been going through a hard time.
“I am better able to deal with life through the lessons taught by the cadet program,” she said, “and I’ve learned how to influence those who are insecure and weak, and help turn those qualities into strengths.”
Terry Morrill, founder and general manager Pacific Outdoor Living, recognizes the importance of giving back.
“I enjoy working on projects that help the community,” he said. “It’s personally satisfying to see others benefit from our contributions.”
Tickets for the Designer Showcase & Outdoor Living Expo can be purchased at the Design Center at 2727 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta, the Pacific Outdoor Living kiosk at The Americana in Glendale, at www.pacificoutdoorliving.com or by visiting any Daphne’s Greek Cuisine.