Holiday Shopping Annual event on December 15

by | Nov 29, 2018 | Community

 Our Annual Holiday Shopping Event for low-income and homeless families in our program and in the Santa Clarita Valley is coming up. We are expecting 400 or more people and look forward to spreading some holiday cheer with your help!
The event will take place Saturday, December 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Valencia United Methodist Church. We are reaching out to you for donations (unwrapped gifts, toys, gift cards, household supplies, toiletries, dry/canned food, and gently used clothes).
If you can ask friends to donate or volunteer beforehand or during the event, please distribute the SignUpGenius link below for available opportunities: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c4ba5ab23a0f49-december
Thank you for your help in making this event a success!
Gifts: Toys for all age groups 0-18. Smaller gifts preferred since we allow families to shop for about 3-4 gifts per child. Gifts for adults (smaller size). Puzzles and games
Gift cards: Gas, food, restaurants, Walmart, Target, 99c store, Dollar Tree, grocery stores, prepaid phone cards. $25 per family under four persons, $50 per family over four persons.
Supplies: Diapers (especially size four to six), baby wipes, diaper cream, feminine hygiene products, cleaning supplies, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, soap, body wash, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, toothpaste, toothbrushes, make-up and beauty products, body wash, bath towels, queen and twin bedsheets, pillow cases standard & king, disposable razors, shaving cream, zip lock bags, trash bags, plastic cutlery, paper towels, paper plates, paper bowls, napkins, school supplies.
Clothing: Underwear for boys, girls. Socks for all ages and genders. Shirts, pants, shorts for children.
Volunteer opportunities:
• Sign-up here to donate or volunteer https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C4BA5AB23A0F49-december
• Gather supplies through friends and company connections.
• Unpack and sort on Thursday and Friday, December 13 to 14 from noon to 8 p.m.
• Last minute unpack and sort on Saturday, December 15 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
• Help families shop, restock supplies, and wrap gifts from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
• Pack up and clean up from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Drop off: 24551 Valley St, Newhall, CA, 91321. We are in the office building of Heart of the Canyons Church. 

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