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Foothill Unity Center Named 41st Assembly District’s Nonprofit of the Year

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Foothill Unity Center Named 41st Assembly District’s Nonprofit of the Year


Sacramento, CA – For the 41st Assembly District’s 2019 “Nonprofit of the Year,” Assemblymember Chris Holden has chosen to honor Foothill Unity Center, a nonprofit organization that provides food, temporary shelter, case management, transportation, referrals and a variety of health services for low-income and homeless people in eleven communities. These include Pasadena, Altadena, South Pasadena, Sierra Madre and Monrovia, among others.


“Under the leadership of Betty McWilliams, the Foothill Unity Center is a place of real hope and possibilities for people in crisis throughout the San Gabriel Valley,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Their impact extends beyond our region and positively affects thousands of lives.”


Founded in a church closet in 1980, Foothill Unity Center has been serving low-income individuals and providing food to at least 4,000 families and those in crisis for more than 30 years. The Center’s staff consists of less than 25 people and is equipped with an average of over 7,000 dedicated volunteers, trainees and interns to help execute the basic needs of the community.


“We thank the Assemblymember for recognizing our impact on building stronger and healthier communities for all,” said Betty McWilliams, Executive Director.  “As the Community Action Agency of the Foothills, we are committed to serving our whole community by helping our low income and homeless residents with vital support services.”


Betty McWilliams and several board members received the official recognition today at the annual Nonprofit of the Year award ceremony organized by the California Association of Nonprofits.