About David & Margaret
David & Margaret empowers children, youth, and families through culturally diverse services that foster emotional, educational, spiritual, and identity development.
Back in the 1800s, when the city of La Verne was known as Lordsburg, there was no child welfare system, no safety net for the underserved. Children who were orphaned or abandoned found themselves roaming the streets, struggling for survival and entirely dependent on the generosity of strangers.
In 1892, First National Bank president, Henry Kuns, purchased 18 acres of property and constructed the La Verne Hotel. In 1910, Mr. Kuns donated the hotel to the Women’s Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church to establish the David & Margaret Home for Children as the area’s first orphanage, named after his parents.
I never thought I would get breast cancer. Up until the moment I found out I always thought I was living a healthy life. I was eating right, exercising regularly, and lived the way I thought was ideal.
When I received the diagnosis it was like a cold tidal wave hit me, and in that moment I had no one to turn to. It was the most difficult moment of my life. I didn't know what to think, do, or feel. I was so overwhelmed but it set me on a journey, a journey which turned into a good thing for my life.
Believe it or not, my life is now completely different for the better.