This December, we continued our Random Acts of Helpfulness for those who needed it most this holiday season after a difficult year of hardships. We donated thousands of dollars worth of toys and non-perishable food items to local charity organizations and food banks, surprised families with dream shopping sprees, and partnered up with local non-profits to host Helpful Holiday To-Go Celebrations to spread cheer with warm holiday meals, dream bikes for kids, and free outdoor holiday shopping for families.
We started the week-long festivities on Monday, December 14th with Holiday Meals To-Go for deserving local charities. We popped up to provide holiday meals and helpful winter essentials to over 300 homeless adults at OPCC Santa Monica, then the following day, 125 seniors were treated to a Holiday Meals To-Go station at PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) Senior Apartments in Winnetka. One recipient at Santa Monica was extremely grateful; “This is one of the best meals I have had in a long time.” The helpfulness continued for 125 residents of PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) in Bloomington, an inspiring local organization that provides support to homeless individuals and families as they transition from living on the street to thriving on their own. Afterwards, over 115 families of Southwest Community Center Santa Ana were also treated to a warm holiday meal to spread joy.
We also brought an Outdoor Pop-Up Santa’s Workshop to 150 clients from Foothill Family Services in El Monte. Families were gifted books, blankets, toys, and gift cards and were also treated to the Helpful Honda Holiday Treats Truck on-site for some complimentary goodies to take home! Then to end the week of helpfulness, we brought a pop-up dream bike station to deserving youth at Santa Claus Inc. in San Bernardino. Each child was gifted with the bike they (secretly) asked for from Santa, complete with a lock and helmet for safety. A parent in San Bernardino was thankful for the gift for her children; “They are so excited, it’s their first time owning a bike!”
We want you to know now more than ever, that we’re committed to helping our community. We are still taking submissions and requests for our Random Acts of Helpfulness. If you or someone you know needs help, or if you have suggestions on how we can be helpful in your community during this time, please send us your story. Due to the large amount of people requesting help at this time, we won’t be able to help everyone, but if possible, we’ll do what we can to address your request.
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