JCI Santa Clarita Brings the Joy with Annual Santa’s Helpers Event

by | Nov 3, 2021 | Community

Santa’s Helpers are ready to haul out the holly and are seeking community support

JCI Santa Clarita’s annual Santa’s Helpers event is back and as jolly as ever! Santa’s Helpers is a holiday toy drive and party provided by JCI Santa Clarita. The Santa’s Helpers event has delivered toys and holiday cheer to underprivileged children (newborn to 18 years of age) in the Santa Clarita Valley for over twenty years. This year event will take place on December 18 at Westfield Town Center and is being co-chaired by JCI members J.R. Hills and Justin Charles.
“I grew up in Santa Clarita and remembered seeing the JCI Santa’s Helpers collection boxes at locations around town,” said Justin Charles. “So, when I joined JCI, and there was an opening to co-chair this extraordinary event, I jumped at the opportunity. I look forward to seeing the smiles when the children are presented with holiday gifts this year.”
JCI Santa Clarita is looking to partner with the community, local businesses, organizations, and individuals to raise funds and donations to provide a dazzling holiday experience with food, activities, photos, and of course toys and gifts to children across the Santa Clarita Valley.
“Santa’s Helpers has held a special place in my heart because it brought me to JCI and volunteering,” said J.R. Hills. “I was trying to find an outlet in Santa Clarita to meet people and give back to the community, and in 2019 I saw an article asking for volunteers. I thought helping children in the SCV was a great opportunity to get involved. It was a wonderful experience, and I joined JCI the next day. This year, I wanted to co-chair to bring the event back in a big way since last year’s event had to be a drive-thru pick-up event. I want to help families have an experience they’ll never forget. Hopefully, the kids will remember how their community showed up for them, and they’ll be in a position to show up for their community in the future.”
For a list of sponsorship options, visit www.SantasHelpersSCV.com. Don’t hesitate to contact J.R. Hills and Justin Charles at volunteer4Santa@gmail.com for any questions regarding donations, volunteer opportunities, or if you are interested in hosting a donation box.

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