Nora Lighting customers, sales reps and employees helped make the holidays a little brighter for young residents at Hillview Acres Children's Home in Chino, Calif. With the support principals Fred and Jilla Farzan, Commerce, Calif.-based Nora Lighting's associates and staff presented the children's facility with a generous donation in time for the holidays.

“Because of the extreme generosity of companies like Nora Lighting, we can fulfill our mission of providing a safe haven for children who have been the victims of severe abuse and neglect,” said Hillview Acres CEO Ron Storm. “Their gift will help us provide for the proper care and education of our young residents.”

Nora Lighting President Fred Farzan presented the donation to Storm at a company holiday event. “On behalf of our entire staff, it gives us all great satisfaction to be able to assist Hillview Acres in their great work,” he said. “For more than 80 years, the center has been a beacon of hope and love for unfortunate children. By providing them with the care and support they need, Hillview's staff has helped turn around many sad, young lives by building a foundation for personal growth and self-respect in a very supportive environment.”

Hillview Acres is located on a 15-acre site in southern California. The staff, including social workers and educators, provide a high level of care for children that suffer from severe emotional and behavioral issues, often from the trauma of abuse. More than 2,500 young people have called Hillview Acres “home” since 1929. The center is licensed to take care of 42 children between the ages of six and 18. Most young people stay at the facility for an average of 18 months and are then reunited with a responsible family member or placed in foster care.