It is the brainchild of a handful of Inland Regional Center Case Managers who recognized that many of their clients were struggling to maintain a basic living. Motivated by a sincere desire to help, these dedicated employees began to raise funds. The goal was to bridge the gap between the services and supports Inland Regional Center provides and those it cannot due to State guidelines. Staff sold baked goods, held car washes, and donated money. A tradition that continues to this day. In time, these grassroots efforts evolved into a comprehensive fundraising program that includes grants, events, individual and corporate giving.