The local non-profit Teens for the Advancement of Children’s Hospital, put on their final fundraiser of the school year in Memorial Park on Saturday afternoon.
Called TACH Bash, the fundraising event included a mini concert featuring such La Cañada High School bands as The Roads and the school choir. The event also included a silent auction and a drive to collect diapers, baby wipes and other items for expecting moms.
Founded in 2001, TACH is an offshoot non-profit run by teens that falls under the umbrella of the Flintridge Guild for Children’s Hospital. Flintridge Guild member Mayra del Valle guides and advises the teens in their fundraising events and clothing collection drives; all proceeds and goods go to the hospital’s Adolescent Medicine Division.
TACH raised $5,000 last year and the teen members are hoping that proceeds from this year’s Bash will help them reach their goal of $7,000.
Teens involved in TACH choose to work in a specific committee like community outreach, philanthropy or fundraising. From there the teen members are responsible for creating advertising, asking local businesses for donations, organizing the clothing drive, games, bake sale and pottery sale that were part of Saturday’s event.