Community | 12 Days of Giving - Day Two

By: Katrina Honer

Many political, social and spiritual groups encourage altruism and giving back to your community year-round. However, something is in the air during the holiday season that really brings out the spirit of giving in all of us. For 12 days throughout December, we want to inspire you to give back to those who are in need in our local neighborhoods. Our "12 Days of Giving" feature will share the impact and needs of 12 different Inland Empire charities. Our hope is that each feature will inform you and encourage you to donate, volunteer or give back in some way. Please consider giving the gift of kindness to a stranger this season, because it may be the only one they receive.

Day Two — The Carolyn E. Wylie Center

The Carolyn E. Wylie Center serves in the Inland Empire by providing educational programs and therapeutic services to over 9,000 children, youth and their families every year. Through services that range from Autism Spectrum Intervention and Speech Therapy to Family Counseling and Substance Abuse Counseling, The Wylie Center aims to improve the quality of life and the relationships within families of children who are diagnosed with various developmental, emotional and learning abilities.

The three major services this wonderful organization provides are separated into following focus areas: Children from birth to age six, adolescent services and family services. Whether you need support with your child or a family member who may benefit from this essential organization, The Wyle Center is happy to help. You can view the full listing of their programs and services on their website.

If you are interested in helping The Wylie Center continue its mission in providing vital services to children with special needs, youth and their families, you can do so by making a monetary donation online, donating non-perishable food items, diapers and baby wipes or become a volunteer.

To learn more, be sure to visit their website, Facebook and Twitter.

Remember that sharing is caring, and if you can’t personally give back, share it with someone who can! #ieshineon #12daysofgiving