Tag: Gifts for Kids

Service Organizations Accepting Applications for Holiday Food and Gift Programs

Big Bear, CA, November 2, 2012 –  The Kiwanis and Holiday Giving Collaborative Partners will be accepting applications for the annual Gifts for Kids program and holiday food baskets this weekend on Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th.  Seniors, families and individuals interested in signing up for either of these programs can apply in person on either day at the United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Holden and North Shore Drive in Big Bear City, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.  Additional sign up dates include November 11th for the Gifts for Kids program and Thanksgiving food baskets.  Later sign up dates are November 17th and 18th and December 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th for the Christmas Gifts for Kids program and Christmas food baskets.  Residents are encouraged to sign up in November if they wish to receive a Thanksgiving food basket.  No phone applications will be taken.  If businesses, groups or individuals are interested in sponsoring a family for the holidays, contact the local Healthy Start office at...

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Kiwanis Club Celebrates 28th Year of Giving To Kids

Big Bear, Ca, November 10, 2011, 8:00am – This winter season the Kiwanis Club of Big Bear Valley  will once again be collecting toys, clothing, and bedding for children in the Big Bear area.  Gifts for Kids, which is in its 28th year of giving to the community’s under privileged children, will be collecting donated gifts for children, from newborns to 12 year olds, and distribute them valley wide to families in need.  Last year 320 children received gifts from this program in the Big Bear Valley.  Donation barrels will be placed all over the valley at various businesses starting next Monday, November 14th.  The following locations will be collecting donations:  Big Bear City and Big Bear Lake Fire Departments, both branches of First Mountain Bank, the Hallmark Store, US Forestry, Discovery Center, Union Bank, Starbucks, Phil’s Automotive, Doucette CPA Office, CVS, Kmart, Senior Center, Grizzly office, Grizzly Manor Café, St. Columbas Church, and the Public Library.  Families who are interested in receiving gifts for their children need to register with the Kiwanis Club on November 20th, December 4th, and December 10th at the Fellowship Hall at the Big Bear United Methodist Church on North Shore and Holden from 2-5pm.  For more information about the program call...

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