Our Mission and FocusLas Candalistas is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization formed to promote the health and well-being of children and the environment in the Los Angeles South Bay community. As we begin our 50th year, we’re excited about new directions, opportunities and growth. While our mission is steadfast, our organization is evolving to keep up with our community’s outlook and needs. We’re redesigning our events and outreach to increase our impact. We’re also supporting new organizations and projects that will benefit numerous children and families. In all that we do, our focus will be on nurturing strong relationships — with our charities, donors, community and each other. To help achieve this goal, we’ve revamped our website and launched a newsletter for increased communication with our partners and supporters.
Be Part of the Las Candalistas StoryThroughout the year, we’ll be sharing the story of our work, partnerships and collaborative achievements through our website, Facebook and other channels. We hope you’ll explore this website, use it to communicate with us and participate in our ongoing story.
A Word from Our Leaders
The reason I have been a member of Las Candalistas for 35 years is that I believe in the mission of the organization: To raise funds to support the children and environment of the Southbay. Through the years the members of this organization have demonstrated their dedication and creativity as they plan and execute each event with our selected philanthropies foremost in their minds. As we begin our second fifty years, I am honored to serve as the chair of the Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 year.Shelley Pogorelsky, 2017-18 Chair, Board of Directors