Chargers Ladies reach out to Casa de Amparo


The San Diego Chargers Ladies Club visited Casa de Amparo in December to learn about its programs fighting child abuse and neglect. Soon after the visit, club members signed up to participate in Casa’s 12th annual Holiday Drive. The drive attracted 190 individuals and 60 groups who fulfilled 230 Casa Kids’ holiday wish lists, as well as household needs for the 1,000 Casa Kids served throughout the year. Volunteers sorted, wrapped and solicited the gifts with help from the Chargers Ladies Club. Community members who wish to host their own drives for Casa Kids throughout the year may contact Heather Jenkins at 760-566-3559 or Casa de Amparo is the San Diego Chargers Courage House, part of a network of NFL teams and local charities dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Pictured are: Chargers Ladies Club members (back row, L-R): Chelsea Walker with daughter Charlotte; Kelly McCoy; Sarah Wooden; Deborah Johnson; Jane McGuire; Annette Castango; Amy Abraham; Linda Reich; Lea Butkiewizch and Nina Steichen. Front row: Susie Spanos, Stacia Woodhead, Chanel Weddle and Denise Derret. Courtesy photo