The Legacy Bridges Foundation, Inc. was recognized by the City of Fontana Mayor, Acquanetta Warren and the Fontana City Council for its "continuous commitment in raising awareness about epilepsy and providing support to those in need." Thanking the foundation for its "commitment to the community”.
The Legacy Bridges Foundation, Inc. was recognized by the City of Fontana Mayor, Acquanetta Warren and the Fontana City Council for its "continuous commitment in raising awareness about epilepsy and providing support to those in need." Thanking the foundation for its "commitment to the community”. Credit: The Legacy Bridges Foundation, Inc

Aryana Noroozi

The Legacy Bridges Foundation (LBF), Inc. is preparing for their upcoming modified Clothing Donation Drive-Thru Event that was originally planned for January 14. The nonprofit organization supports individuals and families who suffer from epilepsy and other seizure related disorders with a mission to garner awareness for these conditions and partner with others to find a cure.

According to the Epilepsy Foundation, the disease affects one out of every 26 individuals – 3.4 million people nationwide and over 65 million people globally. 150,000 new cases are diagnosed in the US each year.

As LBF finalized its preparations for the drive-thru event, a winter storm pummeled California testing the limits of the state’s infrastructure with flash floods and torrential downpour forcing the organization to postpone the event.  

Despite the delay, the organization is still collecting donations until January 27. Drop- offs can be coordinated by calling or texting the office at (951) 374-0933 or sending an email to admin@legacybridgesfoundation.org.

“Many of us have an abundance of clothing that we no longer wear or an overflow of shoes, accessories and other items that we just don’t know what to do with,” said LBF Executive Director Melanee Stovall.  “Here’s an opportunity to give those unwanted items a new home. If you haven’t already done so, sort through your closets and cupboards and set aside these items.” 

The drive accepts gently used and clean clothing, shoes, accessories, books, blankets, small appliances and other home goods. They do not accept encyclopedias, hazardous or construction materials, or weapons. They ask for clothing and textiles to be bagged and for small household goods to be tightly boxed. 

“This is a unique two-fold opportunity that we strongly encourage you to participate in, as it will free up space in your homes and allow you to support a local nonprofit organization doing tremendous work,” said Volunteer Director Melody Solomon.

The Legacy Bridges Foundation, Inc. has been recognized by San Bernardino County 5th District Supervisor Joe Baca Jr., Riverside County 5th District Supervisor Jeff Hewitt, Mayor of Fontana Acquanetta Warren, Mayor of Rialto Deborah Robertson, 64th District Assemblymember Mike Gipson, 47th District Assemblymember and Majority Leader Eloise Reyes Gomez, and 36th District Congressman Raul Ruiz for the work they are doing to raise awareness of epilepsy and other seizure related disorders and for supporting those suffering from these illnesses.

For more information or to volunteer, email LBF at admin@legacybridgesfoundation.org or call (951)374-0933.

Author

  • Black Voice News photojournalist Aryana Noroozi was born in San Diego, California and graduated with a master’s degree from The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her love for visual storytelling led her to document immigrant and deportee communities and those struggling with addiction. She was a 2020 Pulitzer Center Crisis Reporting Fellow and a GroundTruth Project Migration Fellow. She is currently a CatchLight/Report for America corps member employed by Black Voice News. You can learn more about her at aryananoroozi.com. You can email her at aryana@blackvoicenews.com.

Aryana Noroozi

Black Voice News photojournalist Aryana Noroozi was born in San Diego, California and graduated with a master’s degree from The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her love for visual storytelling led her to document immigrant and deportee communities and those struggling with addiction. She was a 2020 Pulitzer Center Crisis Reporting Fellow and a GroundTruth Project Migration Fellow. She is currently a CatchLight/Report for America corps member employed by Black Voice News. You can learn more about her at aryananoroozi.com. You can email her at aryana@blackvoicenews.com.