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La Jolla-Based Takeda California Brings Holiday Cheer to the San Diego Center for Children

For the 11th consecutive year, Takeda California employees will bring holiday joy to at-risk teens at the San Diego Center for Children by hosting a holiday pizza and gift giving party on Dec. 19, 2013. The celebration is a way to support some of San Diego’s most vulnerable youth between the ages of 13 and 18, living in the Clark Adolescent Residential Program, as they work to overcome complex behavioral and emotional challenges that stand in the way of their success.

“We love what the San Diego Center for Children stands for and we always look forward to our holiday party with the kids,” said Keith Wilson, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Takeda California. “We are honored to help them through this process any way we can.”

The Clark Adolescent Residential Program provides services to meet the needs of local teens experiencing multiple re-occurring psychiatric, educational and behavioral difficulties most commonly caused by factors out of their control. The Center helps them develop the skills they need to be successful in society. They work closely with the parents, guardians or caregivers of each child to maintain their wellness and success long-term.

“Takeda California employees are examples of successful working adults and serve as great role models for the children,” said Elizabeth Tebo, program director of Clark Residential Treatment Program.

Takeda’s involvement with the Center is part of Takeda’s ongoing dedication and commitment to society through corporate social responsibility activities. Each year Takeda California conducts several company-wide efforts that support local non-profit organizations, schools, and the environment.

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