The community is invited to participate in an end-of-year program designed to bring joy, hope, and spirit to local children who go without a gift during the holiday season. From now until Thursday, December 12, the City’s Family Resource Centers are seeking donations of new board games and toys for the annual Garden Grove Holiday Drive, which aims to serve 1,000 local children. Donations can be dropped off at the Recreation Counter located in Garden Grove City Hall, at 11222 Acacia Parkway; Buena Clinton Youth and Family Center, located at 12661 Sunswept Avenue; or Magnolia Park Family Resource Center, located at 11402 Magnolia Street.
Gift cards and monetary donations are also accepted, and are tax-deductible.
The City’s Family Resource Centers, which are comprised of the Buena Clinton Youth and Family Center and Magnolia Park Family Resource Center, provide residents with vital community services that include low or no-cost programs focused on youth enrichment, personal empowerment, counseling, family support services, and parenting education.
For over 20 years, the City has worked to bring holiday cheer to local families that are disadvantaged. Last year, with the assistance from the community, over 300 local families, approximately 800 local children, were given the opportunity to unwrap a present during the holiday season.
In addition, the community is invited to participate in the Holiday Drive Raffle to win a 1-night stay at the Great Wolf Lodge Southern California. From now until Thursday, December 12, raffle tickets can be purchased at the Recreation Counter in Garden Grove City Hall, Buena Clinton Youth and Family Center, and Magnolia Park Family Resource Center. Tickets are $3 each, or 2 for $5. One raffle ticket will be chosen and the winner announced on Friday, December 13. All proceeds benefit the 2019 Garden Grove Holiday Drive.
For more information, call (714) 741-5208.