27 Apr Miller Foundation Helps Migrant Children During Their Stay in Long Beach
(Long Beach, CA) In 1967, Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller established the foundation that would bear their names to give children in our community opportunities to live healthier, happier lives. Of main concern to the Millers was improving access to medical and preventative care and support, as evidenced in the opening of the Miller Children’s Hospital in 1970, an innovative and inclusive facility specializing in the treatment of newborns and youth and encouraging participation of patient-families. Throughout the last 50 years, The Miller Foundation has remained committed to their legacy, continuing to support the well-being of the whole child, including environmental, social and educational aspects of children’s lives.
Long Beach City Council’ s recent decision to provide shelter and resources at the Long Beach Convention Center for unaccompanied migrant children echoes the Millers’ resolve to positively impact young people’s lives.
On April 23, Ronald R. Arias, Chair of The Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation Board of Trustees, requested approval for a $5,000 contribution in support of the City’s humanitarian efforts. Trustees unanimously agreed that this support is necessary for the health and well-being of these young visitors as they await reunification with their families. “As the City prepares to welcome hundreds of migrant youth,” Arias says, “The Miller Foundation upholds the legacy of its founders through meaningful action and looks forward to many happy reunions.”