April 26th-May 2nd “Life, Leisure & Love”- Our Spring Fundraising Auction

*Photo by Debbie Sampson

From April 26 to May 2, 2021, LAS CANDALISTAS INC will be auctioning off a number of fun and unique items to bid on to raise money for our organization which supports children and the environment in the South Bay of Los Angeles County.

Life, Leisure and Love

This lock down year has reminded us all how precious ‘life’ is and how much our ‘leisure’ time is enriched with ‘love’ of our family and friends.

You won’t want to miss this exciting auction! Here’s a preview of some items:

  • Tickets to the acclaimed Immersive Van Gogh Experience in Los Angeles
  • A plane ride around the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula
  • Gift cards such as Airbnb and local South Bay restaurants/shopping.
  • Signed sports memorabilia
  • Handmade boutique Buy Now items crafted by our members! Perfect for gifts or yourself!
  • Much, much more!

Click here to access the auction:


Auction opens Monday April 26th at 8:00 am and closes Sunday May 2nd at 8:00 pm

Note: Auction is best viewed on a desktop computer

If none of our items interest you, please consider making a direct donation to our organization. Any amount, large or small, makes a difference to the deserving philanthropies we support:

Click here to donate directly to Las Candalistas

1736 Family Crisis Center’s mission is to comprehensively help children, women, men and families through crisis circumstances, including domestic violence, homelessness, abuse, neglect, poverty, substance use, post-traumatic stress disorder, and distress, and to improve their prospects for long-term housing, safety, survival, financial stability, and success. Las Candalistas supports 1736 Crisis Center’s South Bay Children’s Mental Health Program. Supervised by licensed therapists, this program combines age and developmentally appropriate mental health therapy, including clinical assessment and treatment with therapeutic activities (e.g. psychotherapy, art and play therapy). The majority of children they serve show progress against well-defined behavioral, psychological and familial improvement measures. Children learn to increase their coping skills and reach positive developmental milestones.

Community’s Child: The purpose of Community’s Child is to end child hunger in our community and improve health, social and academic development. Las Candalistas supports Community’s Child Healthy Bags – COVID Response Program. Community’s Child planned to deliver, every Friday, nutritious weekend groceries to 250 impoverished food insecure children (and their siblings = 900 individuals) attending elementary schools in the South West portion of the South Bay. However, with the onset of COVID and the closing of schools, they have taken on providing enough nutritious groceries to feed 600+ impoverished families with more than 1,500 children, every day of the week. They are planning on keeping the weekly grocery distribution in place as long as needed because making sure these children and their families have daily access to nutritious foods is key to building immune systems, and strong immune systems are critical to their fight against the COVID-19 virus.

Family Promise of the South Bay is a non-profit that helps newly homeless children and their families find affordable, safe and sustainable housing. Las Candalistas supports FPOSB’s E-Learning Engagement and Support Program. One aspect of cyclical poverty is the learning gap that exists between the socio-economic classes that exist in this country. With the likelihood of E-learning (distance learning) becoming a more normal expectations in the coming years, FPOSB believe they can utilize their resources to minimize the learning gap with the students in their program. Utilizing their experience in engaging families as a unit, FPOSB is able to equip and support families in the e-learning process so that each student receives the instruction and opportunity to succeed. Over the course of the year FPOSB will reach over 60 students (approximately two classrooms worth) directly through individual support and an additional 200 in general support. It is their hope that with a focused approach on providing resources and support, they can break a cyclical pattern of vulnerability and provide opportunity for their students to succeed!


 “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

–Winston Churchill


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