Victorville resident, Erica Fernandez, is a small business owner and mother. This holiday season she decided to join forces with other local businesses to host a toy drive supporting foster children at Trinity Youth Services.
“I, myself have had help from a local organization in 2004 when my kids were taken away and in the system,” she said. “I honestly wouldn’t have been able to get through it without the support and guidance. I got clean, got my kids back and changed my life completely.”
“I have to say, I’m really blessed with the life I have now and able to get through recovery. I wanted to give back this year, so local small businesses and I wanted to bless the kids at Trinity with a little extra under the tree,” Erica said.
Participating businesses included Sola DesMadre, Zojah Co., Grouch Michi Mix , Carmen’s Sugar Rush, Defender Clothing Co., Pestanas Celestial, Marley’s Fashion House, and special recognition to Screamin’ Sally’s Saloon for letting the businesses host their event at their location.
“This year has been hard on everyone, so hopefully this helps out a little,” Erica said. She, the participating businesses, and Trinity Youth Services wishes everyone a very happy holiday and a better new year. Thank you to everyone who has made the season bright for the children we serve.
Jenelle Phillips, Director of Development
Jenelle’s role is to identify and access resources for youth in our care. She is also responsible for maintaining a distinctive look and voice for Trinity through our online presence, media and community outreach. Before joining the Trinity team in 2016, Jenelle worked in the newspaper/magazine industry for nearly a decade as an award-winning graphic designer, photographer, writer and editor. Jenelle earned a bachelor’s degree in communications at California State University Fullerton. Jenelle is very involved in the community and is active in her church.