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Women’s Resource Center Spirit of Giving

Oceanside CA—The Women’s Resource Center is preparing for their Spirit of Giving event for the clients of their programs. They currently have 95 families that the agency will be providing Thanksgiving Dinner Gift Baskets and by the day of the Spirit of Giving they estimate the number will be around 110 families.

Around 9 years ago we changed our holiday giving program from the adopt a family model to our current Santa Workshop. The families will be invited to the agency to enjoy some holiday fun. The children will meet with Santa, create a Christmas craft, pick out a gift for their parent, and enjoy refreshments. While the children are kept busy Mom or Dad will be taken to choose 3 gifts for each child, they are wrapped by our group of volunteers, and then each family is given a bag full of items to prepare a holiday dinner.

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The event is made possible by the generosity of the community. The gifts are all new donations that we receive, the dinners are from canned goods and gift card donations, many of the refreshments are donated, and we have groups that volunteer every year to provide the wrapping services and entertain the children.

On Thursday and Friday of this week our clients will be coming by to pick up their Thanksgiving Baskets. And the Spirit of Giving will be on Dec 13th at our Apple St. location. We are still taking donations for any new or unused gift items and canned goods.

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