June 2007

Media Contacts: Chris Davis/Marjorie M. Wass (805) 687-3322


Peoples' Self-Help Housing Teens Receive Early Christmas
Presents from San Luis Obispo Toys for Tots

San Luis Obispo, CA , June 14, 2007-Over the years, Toys for Tots of San Luis Obispo has been an invaluable supporter of Peoples' Self-Help Housing during the Christmas season by providing presents for their low income resident children throughout San Luis Obispo County.

Peoples' Self-Help Housing recently received a van full of Christmas presents for over 100 teens ages 12-18 from Toys for Tots. The "Christmas in June" shipment includes board games, ball games, beauty supplies, CD players, cameras and more. The items will be distributed to teens at PSHH affordable rental developments throughout SLO County in December.

"Every year it is a challenge to find gifts for teens at Christmas," said Jeanette Duncan, Executive Director of Peoples' Self-Help Housing. "With the assistance from Toys for Tots, we will not have this problem in 2007. We are very fortunate to have this wonderful organization partner with us to ensure a brighter holiday for these teens."

Peoples' Self-Help Housing (PSHH) is an award winning non-profit organization with 36 years of experience developing affordable housing and community facilities for low-income and special needs households. With over 1,000 homes completed and over 1,200 rental units owned and managed by PSHH, PSHH continues to strengthen its reputation and leadership position as the premiere affordable housing and community developer on the Central Coast . PSHH is committed to developing vibrant neighborhoods, building attractive, high quality housing and providing innovative community services, so their residents have every possible opportunity to succeed in life.