High Desert Children in Foster Care Need Holiday Gifts

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– San Bernardino County’s largest provider of safe and loving homes for foster children, A Greater Hope (also known as the Greater Hope Foundation for Children), has launched the largest Holiday Toy Drive in its history. The organization has set an ambitious goal to collect 1,377 gifts by December 9, 2019. The gifts will be distributed to children in A Greater Hope resource (foster) families at the organization’s signature Holiday of Hope Celebration.

A Greater Hope Chief Executive Officer Helena Lopez highlighted the poignancy of the Annual Toy Drive stating, “For many children in foster care, this will be the first time they celebrate the holiday season, the first time they decorate a tree, bake festive cookies and receive holiday gifts. To provide each of the children in our Greater Hope homes with a quality holiday gift brings a joy I cannot express in words. The kids are elated with their wonderful gifts and their loving foster parents are truly grateful for the extra support.”

Local businesses, schools, churches, community groups and individuals are needed to donate new, unwrapped, nonviolent toys for children ages 0 to 18. Popular gift requests include: basketballs, board games, scooters, remote control cars and dolls. A Greater Hope will happily provide toy collection boxes and beautiful signs to those interested in hosting a Toy Drive. Individuals are also welcome to donate gifts. Donations to A Greater Hope are tax deductible. Contact A Greater Hope today at 760.243.3999 or info@ghffc.orgto learn more. Your support will bring hope and the spirit of the holiday season to children in local High Desert foster families.

A Greater Hope is a nationally accredited 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides vital child abuse prevention and intervention programs, foster care and behavioral health services. Since its inception in 2002 in Barstow, California, A Greater Hope has found healing homes for more than 6,000 children.

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