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Welcome to Vistas For Children!

I am deeply honored to be chosen to serve as President of Vistas for Children. Vistas is a strong and dynamic group of women that chooses to express gratitude for their own blessings by raising funds and distributing them to organizations in our community who help children with special needs. As mothers, daughters, sisters and friends I cannot [...]

Vistas Happy New Year Meeting – Jan.17th at 6pm – Peninsula Library

Come join your Vistas Sisters  Celebrate 2018 - Vistas 40th Year of Giving! Wednesday - January 17th, 2018 at 6pm Peninsula Center Library 701 Silver Spur Staff from PEDIATRIC THERAPY NETWORK will be our guest speaker. Free-will donations for PTN:  Craft supplies, clorox wipes, printer paper or diapers. Reminder if you can't make the meeting e-mail:  Marcia1038@aol.com. Bring your [...]

Vistas Holiday Party

Come join your Vistas Sisters.  Bring your significant other or a friend. Food - Drinks - Friends - Fun! December 6th, 6pm. At the home of Kay Patel - 2 Casaba Road, Rolling Hills Estates Bring a $25 gift pertaining to cocktails or holiday decor for the gift exchange. Bring your wrapped chosen families gift also. RSVP:  punipatel@aol.com.  

November Membership Meeting is Wednesday 11/15.

Join your Vistas Sisters to the next membership meeting this Wednesday at 9:30am at the Peninsula Center Library at 701 Silver Spur Road. Hear from one of our new grant recipients (South Bay Children's Health Center). Get updates on the exciting Fashion Show, Chosen Families and the great PV Chamber of Commerce Gala that took place on November 1st. Enjoy [...]

Welcome New Members Happy Hour at Shade Was Awesome!

I love our Vistas new members!   Sitting out on the gorgeous patio of the Redondo Beach Shade Hotel enjoying appetizers and cocktails - watching the beautiful sunset over the majestic harbor - it does not get any better.  Wait!  Yes it does!  Sharing fun stories, laughter and conversation with 27 amazing new and active members of Vistas for Children [...]

Vistas for Children Honored by the PV Chamber of Commerce

  The Palos Verdes Chamber of Commerce has honored Vistas for Children, Inc., with the distinguished Community Service Organization of the Year. Every Vistas members (past or present) and sponsor deserves to share credit in this wonderful recognition. Please join us in the "CITIZEN OF THE YEAR" "A Passion for Giving" gala at the gorgeous Terranea Oceanfront Resort on Wednesday [...]

Honda EUTS Event on Saturday was Awesome!

On Saturday evening, August 26th, over 1,100 people gathered for a magical evening of gourmet food, wine and Kenny G. Thanks to the wonderful teamwork of the staff and volunteers from Honda, Torrance Chamber of Commerce, Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Vistas for Children, the event was a huge success. Pam Branam and Linda Perry were the Vistas chairwomen for [...]

Vistas Membership Drive – Time To Renew!

It is that time of the year where you have the opportunity to renew your membership to the most vibrant and compassionate women's philanthropy group in the South Bay. Contact Josie Balzano (310) 714-8125 or Debbie Simpson (310) 938-5252 to get your membership form. NEW THIS YEAR!  You can pay your membership dues on-line at https://vistasforchildren.org/shop/. Note:  A $5 convenience [...]

Time is Running Out! Get Your Honda Evening Under the Stars Discounted Tickets before July 31st!

The first of two events that Vistas for Children holds each year is the 2017 Honda Evening Under the Stars to be held on August 26th, 2017.  Vistas is honored to be selected again to partner with Honda for this event. Discounted tickets are available until July 31st!   You can purchase two tickets for $300 now! After July 31st, [...]

Vistas for Children, Inc. is proud to award $190,000 in grant funds in 2017!

Vistas held two major fundraising event in 2016-2017 to raise $190,000 in grant funds for distribution to 20 different organization that help children in need in the South Bay and Los Angeles area.   The first event was the 2016 Honda Evening Under the Stars held on August 27th, 2016.  It was an honor to be selected as a Community [...]

Vistas Cocktail Party – Sunday June 4th – 3-6pm – All Are Welcome!

Dear Vistas Ladies, You are invited to bring your spouse, friend or future Vistas member to a year-end celebration! When:   Sunday - June 4 from 3-6pm. Where:  The Oberoi-Wadhawan Residence RSVP:    Linda Perry - pvperry4@cox.net While sipping your drink and enjoying the appetizers by Jonathan Ratter,  hang out by the pool, sit by the fire pits and enjoy the lush back [...]

Vistas May Luncheon Meeting on 5/17/17 – Los Verdes Golf Club

Time to gather at the gorgeous Los Verdes Golf Club with your Vistas Sisters and celebrate our accomplishments for the year.   We have done a great job raising $190,000 to distribute to local charities who support special needs children. We will recognize our new active members who completed their provisional year.  Also, welcome our new leadership team for next year. [...]

Vistas “Spring Fling” Mingle (meeting) on 4/12/17 at 6:00pm

Time to gather at the Peninsula Center Library with your Vistas Sisters and celebrate that spring is here and our year is coming to a close.  Hear about all the exciting events that have happened - especially the great PTN Easter Egg Hunt. A representative from The Cancer Support Community will be our guest speaker. A champagne toast will commence [...]

Vistas Hosted the PTN Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Junior Vistas hosted the PTN Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday March 26th at Wilson Park for 150 special needs children. The following is what Cheryl Ward (PTN - Development Director ) wrote about the event:  "What an awesome, carefree day the Junior Vistas made for our families.  Please share with them how grateful we are for all their hard work.  The [...]

17th Annual Fashion Show was Spectacular.

The 17th Annual Vistas Fashion Show & Boutique at the Queen Mary on February 25th was amazing.   Thank you to Teri Carpenter, Gretchen Privett and Kim Vallee for all their hard work in putting this event together. The Boutique, show and luncheon could not have been better.  The producer again stunned the audience with a fabulous performance.  The children's [...]

17th Annual Fashion Show is Just One Week Away. Auction Preview.

The 17th Annual Vistas Fashion Show & Boutique at the Queen Mary on February 25th is right around the corner.   Thank you to Teri Carpenter, Gretchen Privett and Kim Vallee for all their hard work in putting this event together. We have a great live auction that includes a harbor pilot boat tour, San Francisco week-end getaway, a shopping [...]

Junior Vistas Build-a-Bear Event a Success!

The Annual Build-a-Bear event that was held on Sunday, February 12th, was a huge success!  Over 20 Junior Vistas members worked with children from the Center for the Partially Sighted to build over 20 bears.  It was a beautiful event and is what makes Vistas so special.  Helping children in need. Thank you to Lisa Lahr, Shari Sunada and Tori [...]

Kendra Scott Spring Release Party – Wednesday January 25th!

The shopping event we have been waiting for is here!  Come to the Kendra Scott store at The Point in El Segundo on Wednesday - January 25th from 5-8pm.  Free drinks and appetizers will be served as we admire the long-awaited newly released spring designs of Kendra Scott jewelry.  Twenty (20%) percent of the proceeds of sales from this night [...]