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Santa Visits ARMC To Bring Toys And Holiday Cheer

COLTON, CA- Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) leadership, leaders from the City of Colton and San Bernardino County, joined the Colton Police Officers Association to deliver toys, candy, and Christmas cheer to children and families spending the holidays in the hospital on Dec. 21. Santa Claus made a special appearance, escorted by Colton Police throughout the hospital including the lobby, emergency department, pediatric unit and clinic.

Children gathered around Santa as he pulled gifts from his bag amidst many “Ho, Ho, Ho’s.” More than 500 toys were wrapped and hand delivered by uniformed officers, Santa Claus and his elves and distributed throughout the entire hospital. Media were allowed into the hospital to follow Santa and to capture the holiday joy.

Operation Giving is a holiday tradition of the Colton Police Officers Association. This is the fifth year of Operation Giving at the hospital and more than 900 gifts have been donated over the years. Each year officers support families in need and senior citizen groups by delivering Christmas trees, meals, and presents.

Social Lites Inc., Beautillion Christmas Season Activities

SAN BERNARDINO, CA-   During this Christmas Season, the Knights of the Beautillion and their court attended and participated along with Amina Carter in the Kwanzaa Event at the San Bernardino Valley College.

Among their community service activity, the Beautillion Knights and their court: the Squires, Fair maiden, and Pages participated in assembling Christmas bikes, and Tricycles for the Christmas Bikes Give Away Event that was held at the San Bernardino Boys and Girls Club.

The Social Lites, Inc. of the Inland Empire Beautillion Program is celebrating its 50th year in the community.  For more information, go to www.sociallitesinc.com or contact Lisa Blacksher, Beautillion Chairperson at lisasocialites@gmail.com or Bettye Brewster, President at (951) 204-0022 or bettyebrewster@yahoo.com

Boys & Girls Club of San Bernardino Annual Toy Give Away Serves Over 500 Local Children

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- More than 500 children showed up to receive toys during the Boys & Girls Club of San Bernardino’s (BGCSB) Annual Toy Giveaway on December 23, 2016.

Each year, BGCSB toy drive collects hundreds of toys with the help of local businesses and the community. This year’s contributors were Vanguardia Event Co., 7eleven, Kuehne+Nagel, Rotary International and Westside Action Group.  

Children from ages 5 to 17 received bikes, games, basketball courts and an assortment of other toys.