For many of the central Santa Ana families KidWorks serves, being able to purchase Christmas gifts is not always financially possible. Their limited funds go to rent and groceries. That’s why the KidWorks Christmas store has been such a blessing for hundreds of families for 15 years.
“What makes the store so special to these parents is that it offers them a sense of being able to provide for their families,” says Sonia Rios-Guzman, KidWorks’ Parent Engagement Coordinator. “They are able to buy gifts for their children to make the holidays brighter. With the expansion of the Dan Donahue Center, we are enrolling even more students into our programs, and we hope the Christmas store will bless even more families this year.”
This year, the store will be open to serve families on Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 8 a.m. to noon and on Tuesday, Dec. 19th from 8 a.m. to noon and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
You can make the holidays a time of joy for these families by helping in two important ways:
1) Donate Gifts & Gift Cards: Please bring your new, unwrapped items to KidWorks no later than Dec. 14.
2) Volunteer at the KidWorks Christmas store: Help wrap gifts for the parents, and assist those needing help loading gifts into their vehicle or cart.
Interested in knowing more? Please contact the KidWorks’ volunteer department at: 714-834-9400, extension 115.
Your help will help continue our 15-year tradition of creating holiday smiles!