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2017 Casino Night Fundraiser

Annual Fundraiser - October 21, 2017

Our Fourth Annual Casino Night, inspired by Co-Founder Silvio Quintas. Proceeds will go to help serve more families who find themselves on a journey they neither asked for nor imagined they would take.

Location:  Arcadia Community Center
365 N. Campus Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007
Free Parking

To purchase your tickets and to register for online bidding: Click here

Become a Casino Night Sponsor: Click here to see a list of available sponsorship packages. Know which sponsorship package you want, click here to buy it now.

Interested in donating auction items: Click here to let us know what items you are donating.

If you are unable to attend our fundraiser but would like to make a donation, click here. Unable to attend but want to participate in online bidding? Click Here.


A story from one we have the honor of serving...

hazel home 1Hazel's Battle for Life

"Sunday, April 21, 2013…a day I will never forget. It is the day the word 'cancer' entered my vocabulary and reached inside the life of my 2-year-old daughter Hazel changing it forever and invading the lives of my entire family, extended family and friends," shares Lauren. "This is the day my daughter Hazel (or Hazelnut, as we all like to call her) was diagnosed with high-risk Stage III neuroblastoma," continues Lauren.

As Lauren and Aaron sat broken wondering where this inconceivable journey would take Hazel and the rest of the family, they settled into Hazelnut's battle for life with a deep faith, incredible support and Here to Serve to communicate, mobilize and organize resources for their family. The journey has been arduous as Hazel has endured multiple rounds of chemotherapy, surgeries, a stem cell transplant and more near-death experiences from the effects of aggressive chemotherapy than we care to describe.

Hazel PrayingHere to Serve has organized friends and neighbors to provide: meals, prayer support, help with Roscoe the dog, play dates for their children, house cleaning, grocery shopping, blood drives and fundraisers, decorating their home for Christmas, presents under the tree, and so much more! We may not be able to change the outcome of a medical journey, but care, prayer, help and support is bringing this family through their worst nightmare counting their blessings! Show your support by clicking on the gold "DONATE" button to provide a tax-deductible donation so we can support more families like Hazel's.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!

Every year over 10,000 children are diagnosed with a type of childhood cancer. Receiving a cancer diagnosis is life changing and potentially catastrophic for families. 

In addition to facing the possibility of losing a child, families must struggle to keep the rest of their life afloat:

  • 56% had to quit jobs, were laid off or had to take time off from work.
  • 25% lost 40% of their income in order to care for a sick child
  • 30% face food, house and energy insecurity six months after diagnosis.

In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, help us provide a safety net for families fighting childhood cancer by donating, volunteering or sponsoring one of the many services Here to Serve provides.


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In Memory of

Silvio Quintas and Dr. Philip Carlson

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Gone too soon but in our hearts forever! In memory of these two incredible men whose lives and hard work made Here to Serve a reality, we dedicate our organization’s efforts going forward to make Here to Serve a self-sustaining, vital organization that supports families in medical crisis in practical ways. Both Sil and Phil were instrumental in Here to Serve coming into being. Silvio Quintas was a co-founder along with Katie Quintas and Dr. Philip Carlson was our first founding board member. Both were lost to complications of cancer, Silvio in 2014 and Phil in 2015, but not before making a tremendous impact on Here to Serve.