It’s been a long time coming, a dream that has been pursued for many years, but it is finally a reality. Foothill Unity Center has moved into their brand new building at 790 W Chestnut in Monrovia! Foothill Unity Center services the entire San Gabriel Valley, providing much needed assistance for families, and this larger facility will not only continue the mission, but will help bring this assistance to many more local residents in need. The facility includes offices for volunteers and staff, their very own conference room and areas to meet privately with families, and a large warehouse to store donated items.
Foothill Unity Center was founded in 1980 by Josephine Anderson in a borrowed church closet in Monrovia, California, and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1991. Ms. Anderson was on hand Thursday night to receive praise and flowers from those who are continuing her work at Foothill Unity Center. She was moved to tears and there were lots of joyful hugs and kisses. Certificates were presented by many local representatives, including Sandra Maravilla from the office of Supervisor Kathryn Barger, and representatives from Assemblymember Chris Holden’s office, Blanca Rubio’s office, and the office of Congresswoman Judy Chu.
When it was time to cut the ribbon, Board Members and community members gathered in front of the brand new signage to cut the ribbon. This included former Monrovia Mayor Mary Ann Lutz, current president of the board, Gary Kovacic, vice president and former Mayor of Arcadia, Member at Large Ulises Gutierrez and many more. Executive Director Betty McWilliams was also on hand to help MC and accept certificates. All are active members of the community, including being a part of the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce.
For information on Foothill Unity Center, how to donate or be a volunteer, visit their website.
We help neighbors in crisis attain self-sufficiency by partnering with the community and using our resources wisely to provide vital support services with love and dignity.
Foothill Unity Center, Inc., envisions a community where . . .
• All have their basic needs met, including the need to give
• All get the necessary support to become self-sufficient
• All are treated with love and dignity . . . all the time.