THE LOST ANGELS CHILDREN'S PROJECT (LACP)
The Lost Angels Children's Project (LACP) is a Southern California-based charity organization developed to bring necessary aid to low-income, foster, and at-risk youth, helping to overshadow their struggles with creative activities and empowering them with positive memories. Through vocational training in art and Classic Car Restoration, LACP provides the kids with a safe after-school destination that promotes critical thinking and team-building skills.
Each year Aaron Valencia (LACP founder), his dedicated team, and the youth of Lost Angels Children's Project restore a classic car. Working tirelessly for months to give new life to an old vehicle, they spend countless hours sourcing parts, building the body, and adding distinctive details, creating a one-of-a-kind automotive masterpiece. While the car is being built, volunteers across Southern California sell raffle tickets for a chance to WIN the LACP-built custom Hot Rod. Once the car is complete, community members, donors, spectators, volunteers, and collectors convene at the Ventura Nationals Custom Car & Motorcycle Show in Ventura, CA for the unveiling of the car and the announcement of the raffle winner.
100% of the proceeds raised from ticket sales and donations go towards the maintenance and expansion of LACP's after school program, with the ultimate goal of providing the kids with the tools they need to become successful adults.