December 16, 2016, was a joyful event for all Club members, with holiday cheer and celebration marking the last day of school before the long winter. Parties at the Club sites featured music, games and festive decorations. Tables were spread with delicious treats donated by the parents and staff.
All the kids at Blythe Elementary opened their presents simultaneously on the count of three, generating a cloud of torn giftwrap and shrieks of delight. At Reseda Elementary, the older kids became Santa's helpers and assisted the younger members. Thanks to Farmers Insurance employees, the young members at our main site received personalized gifts, making the event extra special.
Thanks to our generous donors, we were able to distribute over 500 age-appropriate holiday toys including gift cards, make-up sets and Fun Mechanics Kits for our teens.
Thank you to the following organizations who provided gifts: Assistance League of the San Fernando Valley, ChiPs for Kids, Chaminade, Motor4Toys, Blue Shield of California, Councilman Bob Blumenfield, Farmers Insurance, New Life Church of the Nazarene. Special thanks to volunteers from Farmers Insurance and National Charity League for helping us to wrap each and every toy.