Warm Helpings of Holiday Cheer
Each year, many individuals and groups from local schools, businesses, service organizations, police and fire departments donate items, and volunteer time to the Center’s annual Thanksgiving and Holiday Distribution Programs conducted at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia. At the Thanksgiving Distribution families receive all the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, including meat and dessert. At the Holiday Distribution Party, families receive huge holiday food boxes, as well as new toys and clothing for their children. In 2013, the Center served 2,423 families with Thanksgiving and Holiday food boxes and 1,717 children with clothes and toys.