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Christmas Con Carino: Farmworker Gift Drive [Now – December 15th] // Bay Area

December 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Update! Wednesday was the deadline to get your Christmas con Cariño stocking in!

We will have a drive-thru drop-off this Wednesday, December 15th from 10am – 2pm at Washington United Youth Center with Santa Claus coming for a visit.

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Get into the Christmas spirit by filling stockings with gifts, candies and cariño for the children of food and Farmworkers.

We are buying out a theatre again and giving free tickets to all of our fabulous donors and volunteers who have lent us your valuable time this past year. You must RSVP by Sunday as we are purchasing tickets on Monday.

Fill up and drop off your stockings before Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 3:00pm at the drop-off locations below.

 

See video:

 

 

 

WHAT SIZE STOCKING?

Please use a 15″ – 18″ stockings. We have pre-purchased 18″ stockings which you can pick up for FREE or have shipped to your group:

Register to reserve free stockings

REGISTER HERE

We are out of stockings. Please substitute medium gift bags if you are unable to find stockings.

You can purchase a wide variety of stockings and stocking stuffers in bulk for $1 or less each at:

Dollar Tree  •   Oriental Trading  •  Amazon  • Party City  Walmart

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WHAT SHOULD I PUT ON THE INSIDE?

Please include unisex items for school-age children

Toys & Gifts:
Mini Plush Toy
Bubble Bottle
Stickers
Mini Books
Puzzles
Mini Playdough, Slime, Silly String
Mini Slinky or Yo-Yo

Wikki Stiks
Card Games: UnoPhase 10Old Maid, Crazy 8
Kazoo, Mini Maraca or Whistle
Crayons, Pen or Pencils
Fun Socks
Gloves

Beanie Hats
Lip Balm 
Hand Cream or Sanitizer
Enamel Pins
Gardening Seeds
Toothbrush
Ear Buds
Craft Kits & Watercolors

Candy or Foods:

Chocolate Santa, Kisses, M&Ms
Christmas Lollipops or Suckers
Candy Canes or Starlight Mints
Hot Cocoa Packet
Instant Mexican Hot Chocolate
Peppermint Patties
Cracker Jacks, Kettle Corn or Popcorn
Bubble Gum or Mints
Mixed Nuts, Pretzels, Beef Jerky

Fruit Rolls, Jelly Bellys

Happy Meal Gift Certificate

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CAN I DECORATE THE STOCKING?

Yes! You can spruce up the outside of the stocking with festive holiday decor if you wish. See the video above for decorating ideas.

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HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR DROP-OFF?

1) Please wash and/or sanitize your hands thoroughly prior to preparing your bags.

2) All food items must be store bought and individually wrapped by the manufacturer. No homemade food items.

3) Place all items inside the Christmas Stocking then place the entire stocking in a large 2 gallon ziplock or plastic gift bag.

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WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?
Fill up and drop off your stockings before Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 3:00pm PST at the following drop-off locations.

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DROP-OFF LOCATIONS & HOURS: 

MAIN DROP-OFF

Washington United Youth Center

921 S. First Street, Suite B

San Jose, CA 95110

Directions>

Located behind the Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library

(408) 283-6150 Ext 20

Drop-Off Dates

Now – December 14

10:00am – 3:00pm*

*Please leave your donations on the table outside and ring the doorbell

Final Drop-Off Date

Wednesday, December 15th

10:00am – 2:00pm

Drive-through drop-off

Santa Claus will be visiting from 10am -12pm

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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

Catholic Charities

610 Frederick Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Donation Drop-off

Monday – Friday,  Now – December 11

10:00am – 4:00pm

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MONTEREY COUNTY

Catholic Charities

922 Hilby Ave., Ste C

Seaside, CA 93955

Donation Drop-off

Monday – Friday,  Now – December 15

10:00am – 4:00pm

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SAN MATEO COUNTY

ALAS – Ayudando Latinos A Soñar

636 Purissima Street

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

650-560-8947

Monday – Friday,  Now – December 15

10:00am – 4:00pm

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WHO WILL RECEIVE THE STOCKINGS?

We are partnering with nonprofit agencies who will safely distribute the stockings to families with children during their drive-through food distributions or directly to their homes. Non-profit partners include:

ALAS – Ayudando Latinos a Soñar – 500

Alisal Family Resource Center -1500

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County – 2000

Catholic Charities Diocese of Monterey- 1200

Center for Farmworker Families – 400

LULAC Farmworker Task Force – 250

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SHARE WITH YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS

Encourage others to join in on our efforts by sharing on your social media or via email. Right click on image to download or copy and paste this link https://farmworkercaravan.blogspot.com/p/christmas-con-carino.html

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DONATE

If you are unable to participate but would like to give you can donate below.

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COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS

Stay-at-home community service hours are available for students. One hour will be given for the first decorated and filled stocking received and 1/2 hour for each stocking thereafter. Please visit the education and partners’ page to supplement your report. Use info@farmworkercaravan.org as your contact email.

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QUESTIONS?

Still have questions? Call 408-280-1065 or info@farmworkercaravan.org

 

Details

Date:
December 15, 2021
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Website:
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