Rowland Unified School District

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RUSD Employees, Schools and Community Prepare for Holidays with Adopt N'Shop Program

Rowland Unified Employees, Schools and Community Members Give to Children with Adopt N’ Shop Program


ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA – NOVEMBER 7, 2012 -- Hundreds of elves are at work – that is, employees, school staff and community members – to make the holiday season a little brighter for the most needy children in the Rowland Unified School District. The District’s Family Resource Center, which helps families who live in poverty with needed services so their children can be more successful in school, organizes the Adopt N’ Shop Holiday program each year. Now until November 16, people can adopt a child/family and are provided the child’s age, gender, clothing size and toy wish list. If you would like to adopt a child/family, please contact Monica Olmos or Kathy Rodriguez at (626) 854-2228 or download the form below (PDF) and return by fax.  


“Last year there were 126 families with 364 children that benefitted from this special program,” said Jennifer Kottke, the Family Resource Center Grant Program Director. “We truly appreciate all of the support and donations that youth groups, scouts, district departments, school classes, clubs and community members provide to help our local families.”


On Saturday, December 8, from 8 a.m. – Noon at Northam Elementary in La Puente, the selected children and families chosen from across the District will delight in taking photos with Santa, holiday food, fun and opening presents.


The Family Resource Center offers a variety of no-cost, low-cost program and services to children, youth and families who reside in the communities serviced by the Rowland Unified School District (Rowland Heights, La Puente, Walnut, West Covina and Industry.) The Family Resource Center is located at Northam Elementary School, 17800 Renault in La Puente and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The Center provides health-related information, referrals, health-insurance and local resources in a variety of basic need areas. A Children’s Dental and Health Clinic is also on-site. For more information, call (626) 854-2228 or visit

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