A tradition continues
On Wednesday, Dec. 12, the annual Loaves and Fishes Holiday Project in partnership with Toys for Tots/Kiwanis, Coats for Kids, and the Salvation Army celebrated another year of Christmas Giving at the Armory. Volunteers distributed toys, food, and coats to 260 families (960 people, of which 480 were children).
Our special thanks go out to all the individuals that did their parts and made it possible to provide a little merrier Christmas to those families.
Our special thanks go out to the following groups and businesses: Grocery Outlet, Von’s, Smart and Final, Lube N Go, Miner’s, Bay Laurel, U-Stor-It, Duckett-Wilson Development Co., Galaxy Theaters, Mom’s Club of Atascadero, Public Works/a Volunteer Policeman, Waste Management, Escuela Del Rio, as well as AUSD and Children’s House Montessori students.
We would also like to extend our appreciation to the people who collected food through school drives, service organizations, volunteering in front of markets, and putting collection barrels in their businesses. The food was moved by our wonderful transportation squad to storage and later moved to the Armory. Numerous students and community volunteers then sorted and boxed the food. Our final thanks go to all of you who opened your hearts and so generously donated items and money.
In the true spirit of giving, we all worked together, making this project yer again a huge success.
Jeanne and Carl Robbins
2018 Christmas Project Coordinators