Sup­port sought for an­nual hol­i­day toy drive

Spe­cial event to be held at the close of the drive at Ice Sta­tion Va­len­cia

The Signal - - News - By Crys­tal Duan Sig­nal Staff Writer

Ju­nior Cham­ber In­ter­na­tional’s Santa Clarita chap­ter is again look­ing to help fam­i­lies in need this hol­i­day sea­son with its Santa’s Helpers toy drive.

Do­na­tion sites in­clude Star­bucks lo­ca­tions around town, the Hy­att Re­gency Va­len­cia, the Hol­i­day Inn Ex­press and Suites, LA Po­lice Gear, Poole and Shaf­fery, the Priscilla and Chelsey @ Sola Sa­lon Stu­dios, the two Un­ruh Spine Cen­ters, the Santa Clarita Val­ley Fam­ily YMCA, Top Knot Loft, the Closet on Main and the Santa Clarita Mag­a­zine.

There will be a spe­cial event at the close of the drive on Dec. 15 at the Ice Sta­tion Va­len­cia, where 250 lo­cal chil­dren will re­ceive toys and en­joy an evening of pizza, cake, face paint­ing, crafts, ice skat­ing and pic­tures with Santa.

JCI SCV plans to work with the Child & Fam­ily Cen­ter, Sin­gle Moth­ers Out­reach and Fam­ily Prom­ise on mak­ing sure that all toys will go to fam­i­lies within the Santa Clarita Val­ley. Any left­over toys are planned to be do­nated to other causes, such as the chil­dren’s ward at Henry Mayo Ne­whall Hospi­tal.

The drive is cel­e­brat­ing its 20th an­niver­sary as the JCI chap­ter’s long­est-run­ning project as well.

JCI is look­ing for spon­sors from the com­mu­nity, said or­ga­nizer Shar­lene Duz­ick.

For more in­for­ma­tion on toy box lo­ca­tions, in­ter­ested par­tic­i­pants can email the or­ga­ni­za­tion at vol­un­[email protected] or visit the web­site at jcisan­taclarita.com.

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