News — November 08, 2013
SCV Jaycees Calling for Support of their 15th Santa???s Helpers Toy Drive
The Santa Clarita Valley chapter of Junior Chamber International (SCV Jaycees) is excited to announce that our popular Santa???s Helper toy drive is back. For the past 14 years the SCV Jaycees have been reaching out to local families during the holidays, to make sure that no child celebrates Christmas without a gift.
The SCV Jaycees partner with three local non for profits, The Child and Family Center, Single Mothers Outreach and Family Promise and are looking at helping over 200 families this years ??? 50 percent more than in 2012. Chamber volunteers will match each child to a gift based on their age and gender. The gifts will be distributed at a Christmas party for the children, hosted by the Valencia Ice Station. There will be pizza, cake, face painting, crafts and a chance to take pictures with Santa Claus. In order to do this, the SCV Jaycees are calling upon local businesses to host a toy donation box for us or for donations towards the project. The SCV Jaycees are also asking for volunteers under 40 who can help either on the day of the event or in the run up to this exciting project. Neil Fitzgerald, 2013 SCV Jaycee President said, ???Santa???s Helpers is all about helping those less fortunate than ourselves, the very essence of Christmas and community spirit. We make sure every child who attends gets the best possible Christmas experience. We???re delighted that Bayless Engineering, Great American Deals and Boston Scientific Women???s Network have come on board to help sponsor the event but we always need support.??? Currently, toys can be donated to the award winning Planet Yogurt at the Promenade Shopping Center. For more information or to learn how to get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Caren Kahan, Santa???s Helpers Co Chair on 661-367-7023.