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Philanthropic Society Los Angeles (PSLA) was founded in 2011 by Rochelle Gores Fredston, a trustee of Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) with the goal of raising funds and awareness for CII. PSLA’s mission is to make a meaningful impact on thousands of children each year through support of community initiatives in underserved urban cities.

PSLA provides year-round support to CII while offering an outlet for young professionals in Los Angeles to make a difference. PSLA members work as volunteers, help pool resources, and actively fundraise to help CII’s various programs.

In 2012, PSLA hosted its first Back-to-School Giveaway in Watts, providing 2,000 children with backpacks and school supplies. Now in its 5th year, the event has reached over 5,000 children and counting.

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PSLA founder and CII trustee Rochelle Gores Fredston (center) and members of her family greet young students at the support group's annual Back to School Giveaway.

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