Press Release: City Creates Holiday Magic Through Valued Partnerships
December 16, 2021
Christopher Quan Le
Public Information Officer
The City of Stanton
CITY CREATES HOLIDAY MAGIC THROUGH VALUED PARTNERSHIPS
The City of Stanton teams up with the Home Depot, Holiday Tree Farms, Inc., Katrina’s Backpack Program and more to bring cheer to local families this winter.
Stanton City Council poses with Holiday Tree Farms, Inc. and Home Depot during the Adopt-A-Tree event.
Stanton, Calif. (Dec 16, 2021): This December, the City continued our eleven-year partnership with the Home Depot and Holiday Tree Farms, Inc. to host our Adopt-a-Family program, providing ten Stanton families with a fresh Christmas tree and stand to help them celebrate the season. Families also received ornaments, lights and a tree topper through our Family Bridge Fund, generously provided via Charitable Ventures and Families and Communities Together (FaCT).
In addition to the Adopt-a-Family program, the City has established a new partnership with Dreams for Schools and Katrina’s Backpack program to provide holiday gifts for four hundred local children. Recipients included our Family Resource Center clients and families who were identified through liaisons at our local schools, GRIP representatives and other community-based organizations. Gifts were distributed on December 13th at City Hall where families could take a holiday photo on our Santa stage and receive a gift card to a Stanton grocery store. These cards were made possible via the County of Orange Second District Nutrition Gap Program, which aims at supporting food-insecure families and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our holiday season comes to a close this Sunday with the Youth Assistance Foundation’s Santa’s Sirens event, held in conjunction with the Orange County Fire Department, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Stanton Lions Club, the Boys and Girls Club of Stanton and CR&R. This year, we also received a substantial toy donation through Rodeo 39's Holiday Celebration & Toy Drive and the City Collision Center. These donations make it possible for Santa to visit five Stanton neighborhoods this weekend.
“No one should face food insecurity on top of the other stressors of the pandemic,” said Zenia Bobadilla, Community Services Director, “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department has sought out partnerships and funding opportunities that allowed us to expand our reach in the community and address the evolving needs of our residents. These programs not only help us address needs for food and basic commodities but also help raise the spirits and mental health of our participants.”
City Collision Center stopped by Stanton City Hall to donate toys to the children of Stanton.
CEO of Dreams for Schools, Nithin Jilla and Stanton Community Services Coordinator, Dianna Valtierra hands out gifts to Stanton children as part of the Katrina's Backpack program.
The City of Stanton is located in northwestern Orange County. With a population of more than 39,000 in 3.1 square miles, many residents enjoy the small-town community feeling. The City was incorporated in 1956 and has enjoyed growth and prosperity since that time. The City's motto - Community Pride and Forward Vision identifies Stanton as a place where innovation and pride in the community are an important aspect of life in Stanton.
For more information, please contact Christopher Quan Le at (714) 890-4264 or by email at PIO@StantonCA.gov
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