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5 Ways To Give Back This Holiday Season

Toys For Tots 

The goal of this program is to collect new, unwrapped toys each year and distribute the toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community. Based on the organization’s website, year after year there are the least amount of donations for Boys and Girls 6-12 years old. 

** Toy donations can be dropped off at any Fire Department; find one that is close to you. **

Meals on wheels: Care Packages 

The goal of this program is to provide services and supplies to older people in the community to allow them to maintain independent living. You can deliver meals or put together a care package. Look at the following website for details regarding care packages for seniors.


Warm Coats Drive at Burlington Coat Factory 

They work to help provide individuals with warm cloths in the cold weather. It is a national non-profit.  If you don't have a lot of time it can be as simple as dropping off a gently-used coat. You can drop them off at any of these Burlington Coat Factories; San Diego, City Heights, Clairemont, La Mesa. 

Holidays for Heroes 

This is a program done through the Red Cross; it allows you to send a card or short message to active members of the military. If you are interested in the following activity then contact San Diego’s local Red Cross location at:  3950 Calle Fortunada, San Diego, CA 92123 Phone: (858) 309-1200

Third Avenue Charitable Organization 

Volunteers help prepare and serve meals twice a week. Third Avenue Charitable Organization is seeking assistance during the Christmas season to prepare food baskets and personal hygiene kits for the homeless.

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