Housing funds for Camille and Kim

Dear Hilltoppers,

I'm reaching out to our Alumni community today, to ask for your help.

There are two teachers at Hilltop that have found themselves in a difficult situation and my hope is to rally our collective hearts and minds in this time of giving, to assist them. Both Teacher Camille and Teacher Kimberly were recently forced to move out of their apartments. Given the current housing crisis and other factors, they’ve been struggling to find and fund new homes. As you can imagine, it’s been a very stressful time.

The good news is that Camille found a new apartment today! But she was only able to secure the apartment because a current Hilltop family fronted the move in costs (deposit, 1st month's rent). Kimberly is currently being housed by another Hilltop family, but must find a new place very soon.

I’ve set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for deposits, moving expenses, and to reimburse the family that covered Camille’s moving costs today. If you are able to contribute any amount, please help show these incredible teachers the power, strength, and love of our Hilltop community. Camille has been a beloved fixture of the Hilltop community for 17 years and Kimberly, although a more recent addition, is already just as valued and adored. They bring so much warmth and positivity to our families during the first years of our children’s lives. It’s my hope we can give some of that warmth and positivity back to them. Even the smallest donation would help them get back on their feet again!!!

Happy Holidays to all, and as always, I’m so thankful to continue to be part of this Hilltop community.


Ruby Birns

"Once a Hilltopper always a Hilltopper.”
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Organizer and beneficiary

Ruby Birns 
Los Angeles, CA
Sara Greene 
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