Each year, Connections For Children collects unwrapped gifts for the children enrolled in our subsidized programs who live below or near the poverty level. This year was no different as we helped make the holiday wishes of children in our community come true. On December 14th, 15th and 16th we opened our doors to hundreds of families in our community, inviting them to select toys, books and other gifts at our Santa Monica office.
Thank you to all of the Holiday Angels who helped make a difference in children’s lives this year. Our event would not have been possible without all the preschools, family child care programs, businesses and individuals who helped us collect toys for the children in our community.
We would also thank our dedicated team of volunteers who helped make this event a success.
Thank you to: American Girl, Big 5 Sporting Goods, El Pollo Loco, Peaceable Kingdom, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Smart & Final, Trader Joe's-Santa Monica,CA, Consumer Watchdog, Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Evergreen Community School, Early Bird Learning Center of Santa Monica, Mt Olive Lutheran Santa Monica, My First Place Daycare, Cuddle Bear Daycare, City National Bank, St. John's Preschool, Saint Gerard Majella Children's Center, Culver City Montessori Pre-School, Creative Explorers Toddler and Preschool Program, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Claris Health (Stacy Williams), James E. Shenberg DDS Inc., United Valet Parking, Inc., Ralphs, Les Enfants Infant Care and Preschool, SpeedMedia, My Gym Toluca Lake, ZERO VFX, Palisades Preschool, Ravens Nest, Rotary Club of Santa Monica, Girl Scouts #15595, Weiner Family Ch, Rodeo Realty, The Creative Kids Youth Theater Project, Gillybean Preschool, Westwood UMC Preschool, Duarte Family Ch, Idea Ch, Stepping Stone Family Ch, Berwick Buddies, Lillian Roth, Parviz Esmail, Gabriella Hadley, Penny Amic, Sarah Wilson, Maribel Camargo, Tatiana Morris, Hortensia F. Castaneda, Kathy He, Ermelinda Ramos Ortiz, Lidia Sanchez, Margarita Mejia Perez, Mary Nadler & Gary Lionelli, Patti Oblathl & Michael Miller, Isela Morales, Laura Sanchez, Nader Elazari (In Memory of Nasser Elazari, Monica & Todd Adrian, The Berberoglu Family, The Lamberti Family & Joe Alarcon, Transplant Connect.