JCI Santa Clarita’s Santa’s Helpers
Calling all elves! Christmas is just around the corner and Santa needs your help! JCI Santa Clarita, affectionately known as the Jaycees, has kicked off their annual holiday project – Santa’s Helpers – which provides an unforgettable Christmas to underprivileged youths in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Twenty years ago, the founding Santa Clarita Jaycees wanted to establish a way to give back to the community during the holiday season and Santa’s Helpers was born. In its early years, the Jaycees organized a toy drive to fulfill the wishes of children who wrote to Santa. Their gifts were then delivered by Jaycees who dressed up as Santa and his merry elves on Christmas Eve. Traditionally serving over 200 children each year, Santa’s Helpers expanded its traditional toy drive to include a Christmas party for Santa Clarita Valley’s underprivileged families.
Toys are collected throughout the Santa Clarita Valley and JCI Santa Clarita is grateful to Starbucks for our continued and deepening partnership. Donation boxes for toys as well as gift cards will be in every Starbucks Location in Santa Clarita Valley. In addition, see the list below of all the businesses that have boxes for our toy drive.
Lists are given to JCI Santa Clarita by local nonprofits and we aim to support each child with three to four gifts. Non-profits we work with include, Child and Family Center, Single Mothers Outreach, Bridge to Home, Domestic Violence Shelter and Family Promise.
New for 2019, JCI Santa Clarita is proud to announce a new partnership with Westfield Valencia Town Center. We are grateful to Corrine Barchanowicz and Audra Cheney of Westfield for their kind assistance. This year the Jaycees will be hosting a holiday party at Westfield Valencia Town Center complete with Ice Skating (thanks to the LA Kings), meeting Santa and a holiday party at Dudes Brewery.
Unlike other toy drives, Santa’s Helpers help infants to 18-year-old’s, as children turn into teenagers, requests are often for gift cards rather than traditional toys.
JCI Santa Clarita appreciates its partners and sponsors– Westfield Valencia Town Center, Santa Clarita Magazine, The Paseo Club, and BJ’s Brewhouse Valencia – who continually aid in providing a memorable Christmas for many of these families. However, the Jaycees cannot do it alone! Sponsorships are available from $100 to $3,000 by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. New this year is sponsoring a Christmas Tree which will be displayed at our holiday party and then raffled off to one of the families we assist.
Interested in spreading some holiday cheer? Head on over to the Santa’s Helpers website where you can see all of our donation locations, events and volunteer opportunities http://www.santashelpersscv.com.
2019 Toy Donation Box Locations:
Santa Clarita Magazine • 28318 Constellation Rd., Valencia
Poole, Shaffery & Koegle LLP • 25350 Magic Mountain Pkwy., 2nd Floor, Valencia
Hyatt Regency Valencia • 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia
Top Knot Loft • 25044 Peachland Ave, Suite 202, Newhall
Closet on Main • 24335 Main St, Newhall
Valley Industry Association • 28368 Constellation Road, Suite 360, Valencia
SCV Book Exchange • 25864 Tournament Rd Unit E, Valencia
Henry Mayo Fitness & Health Center • 24525 Town Center Dr, Valencia
LBW Insurance • 28055 Smyth Dr, Valencia
Rudio Designz • 23340 Cinema Drive, Valencia
Tribute Beauty Salon • 24423 Walnut St, Newhall
Gymnastic Unlimited • 28373 Constellation Rd., Valencia
D’Wilfri Dance Studio • 28684 The Old Rd, Valencia
Holiday Inn Express • 27513 Wayne Mills Pl, Valencia
SCV Chamber of Commerce • 28494 Westinghouse Place #114 , Valencia
Gloria’s Uniforms – 23540 ½ Lyons Ave. Newhall
Golds Gym – 24445 Town Center Drive, Valencia
KHTS Radio – 24320 Main St, Newhall
SCVTV – 22505 14th St, Newhall
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