CHILDREN & YOUTH SERVICES
BAY AREA FOOD BANKS | FEEDING AMERICA | NORTH PENINSULA FOOD PANTRY & DINING CENTER OF DALY CITY | PACIFICA RESOURCE CENTER | SAN FRANCISCO FOOD BANK | SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK | WEST VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES
SAN MATEO COUNTY
CHILDREN’S FUND OF SAN MATEO COUNTY
COMMUNITY SERVICES AGENCY [Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills]
NORTH PENINSULA FOOD PANTRY & DINING CENTER OF DALY CITY
PACIFICA RESOURCE CENTER
PACIFICA YOUTH SERVICES BUREAU [Pacifica, San Mateo County]
PARTNERSHIP FOR A SAFE AND HEALTHY PACIFICA
PUENTE DE LA COSTA SUR
SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK
SOUTH COAST CHILDREN’S SERVICES
SQUARE PEG FOUNDATION
SANTA CLARA COUNTY
SACRED HEART COMMUNITY SERVICE
SANTA CLARA COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT TOY DONATION PROGRAM
SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK
WEST VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES [Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, West San Jose]
The following organizations are accepting physical donations.
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
JACOB’S HEART ADOPT-A-FAMILY
The Salvation Army and Jacob’s Heart are teaming up for an Adopt-A-Family holiday program. Selected families include those with children who are currently undergoing cancer treatment or who have completed treatment within the year, as well as families who have lost their child to cancer during this past year.
JACOB’S HEART HOLIDAY CHEER TOY DRIVE
Comerica Bank is hosting a toy drive to help make the holidays a little brighter for Jacob’s Heart children affected by cancer. The Holiday Cheer program involves a holiday party that focuses on helping children who continue to experience the late-term affects of cancer upon their daily lives, such as persistent side effects, hospital checkups, social and emotional distress, school difficulties and cancer-related fears and anxieties. Comerica is seeking new, unwrapped toys for children ages birth-12 years; gift cards for older children ages 13-18 years; and gas and/or grocery cards for parents.
DONATION SITES: Comerica Banking Centers collecting toys are located in Watsonville, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Capitola, Aptos, Carmel, Monterey, Prunedale, and Salinas. For more information on the location and times of each bank, visit Jacob’s Heart website at www.jacobsheart. org.
TOYS FOR TOTS (SANTA CRUZ COUNTY)
The annual Toys for Tots campaign is in full swing, with local businesses and volunteers pulling together to collect toys and distribute them to more than 6,000 families in need. Donation deadline is Dec. 15
Spokesman Bicycles, 231 Cathcart St., Santa Cruz
Tri Shop Santa Cruz, 3703 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz
Running Revolutions, 1664 B Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz (across from Dominican Hospital)
Hot Springs?Spas, 707 River St., Santa Cruz
Redz Hair Design, 841 Porter St. A, Soquel
TOYS FOR TOTS (SEARCH CALIFORNIA DROP-OFF LOCATIONS)
A complete list of drop off locations can be viewed at www.santacruzcounty.toysfortots.org
VOLUNTEER CENTER ADOPT-A-FAMILY
Share the holiday spirit with local families struggling with poverty, homelessness, abandonment, or the effects of a slow economy. The Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County in partnership with 22 fellow non-profits invites individuals, families, businesses, clubs, or churches to open?their hearts and adopt one of the 425 families in need. Family packages include food gift certificates, clothing for the children and adults, a small toy for each child, and may include household items like blankets, towels or sheets. Additionally community members can make individual contributions of items, gift certificates or cash that will be blended with others to fulfill the wishes of a family.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 7 – Dec. 9
WHERE TO DONATE: Call 408-722-2364 in Watsonville or 427-5075 in Santa Cruz, visit www.scvolunteercenter.org or mail a donation to Volunteer Center at 1740 17th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA.