The CLARE Foundation will host its annual CLARE Community Center Friend-Raiser from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, September 10th, to benefit its Community Center programs, including Women with Children and CLARITY for Youth.

This end-of-summer barbecue will be held at the Culver Events Center, at 11934 W. Washington Blvd. in the Mar Vista area.

The day’s fun-filled events will kick off with a buffet luncheon. Entertainment for the kids includes an educational reptile show, face painting and arts and crafts. There will be guest speakers and a silent auction for adults.

The afternoon is sponsored by CLARE’s community partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Tickets or sponsorship information, www.clarefoundation.org or CLARE’s Special Events line, (310) 314-6212. General information, (310) 324-6200.

The CLARE Foundation has 11 programs in four Westside locations, providing a continuum of care to all those seeking recovery from alcoholism and substance abuse. CLARE’s resident and non-resident programs offer culturally-sensitive social services in English and Spanish to a diverse population of men, women and children.

Last year, CLARE served over 25,000 people in the Westside community and more than 90 percent of CLARE clients successfully completed their program of recovery.

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