Cinco de Mayo Carnival: An annual event acknowledging the cultural pride within the Mexican- American Community. The celebration includes girls soccer tournament, carnival, live Mexican bands, ballet, Aztec dancers, raffle, boxing shows and mariachi.
Hawaiian Gardens Food Bank: The Food Bank feeds weekly, serving over 1,000 families a month (250 avg a week), The Irving Moskowitz Foundation distributes:
- $4,507,566.68 worth of food from 2009 - 2019
- Year to date since 1995 over $10,716,784 worth of food have been given
The Foundation also pays all operating expenses for the Food Bank. Each
visitor to the Food Bank receives produce, grains, canned goods, juice,
yogurt, tortillas, and bread. No needy resident of Hawaiian Gardens is
turned away, and registered clients of The Food Bank also receive weekly
vouchers for use at a local grocery store.
The Food Bank is truly a cooperative effort with forty percent of the food distributed donated by the LA regional Food Bank, and the remaining 60% purchased by the Foundation.
The Moskowitz Foundation is the primary supporter of this initiative, as Dr. Moskowitz says "I remember growing up hungry, but I cannot sit idly by and watch children in our community grow up without food to eat." This initiative provides food to the hungry, as well as educational workshops, job development, computer classes and other important tasks.
Hawaiian Gardens Public Safety and Police Foundation:The Irving Moskowitz Foundation's $100,000 donation enabled pool facilities to be open throughout the summer at no cost to local residents.
"I find Dr. Moskowitz to be a very honest and caring person who helps when others do not."
- John F. Heckerman, Mayor, City of Hawaiian Gardens
Heritage Pointe:The guiding force that drives Heritage Pointe is a commitment to Jewish values and a belief in community responsibility to the elderly. The purpose and objectives of Heritage Pointe are officially expressed in our mission: to provide residential services for the elderly, incorporating Jewish tradition and lifestyle; to offer a broad range of services; and to provide financial assistance to those in need, to the extent provided by the community.