Watts Organizations Provide Holiday Support During Pandemic with Compassion and Kindness
The National Football League Foundation — in partnership with the LA84 Foundation, the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee, and the Play Equity Fund — is recognizing Loving Hands Community Care as one of six "Champion" organizations transforming communities across the Los Angeles region. Loving Hands Community Care was founded by Kathryn Wooten, a mother in the L.A. community of Watts who lost two sons to gang violence. Wooten courageously turned her grief into hope by providing support and assistance to grieving mothers and families who have experienced the death of a child. Her commitment to healing has left a lasting and systemic impact on the residents of Watts and beyond.
The Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee recently paid tribute to 56 nonprofit organizations, including Loving Hands, as part of its "Champions Live Here" program, which seeks to acknowledge the good work of these unsung heroes. Loving Hands was a part, Loving Hands was further recognized as one of six "Champions" that received an additional award and were asked to participate in a pre-game ceremony on December 19 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. This celebration holds extra significance, as the L.A. Rams will be battling the Seattle Seahawks, and whose head coach, Pete Carroll, was the first funder of Loving Hands in 2008.
See the Super Bowl Legacy LVI Program video on the Loving Hands Community Care website here.