Halloween has arrived at the Samaritan House Kids Closet! Volunteers and children alike are equally excited. We have been distributing costumes throughout October to make sure every child gets a fun-filled Halloween. By the time trick-or-treating starts, over 275 children will have received a costume to celebrate this spooky holiday.
A special thank you to the Young Men’s Service League for donating over 40 new Halloween costumes and to an Anonymous donor for another 50 costumes! We truly appreciate the support of our community to make this holiday special for so many deserving children!
Some information for those interested in donating food or toys this month:
Beginning the week of December 9th, our donation center located in the parking lot of our main office will be open from 9am-6pm on Mon/Tues/Fri & 9am-8pm on Wed & Thur. A donation attendant will be available to accept donation items and issue a receipt.
In addition, we are in urgent need of toy to help us start out the holiday season. We are still in need of new, unwrapped toys for children from 0-13 years old along with gift cards for teens.
More of a cyber-shopper? Check out our Holiday Wishlist on Amazon and have your donations shipped directly: http://bit.ly/SH_Holiday2013
With your help, we will be making the holiday a little brighter for over 2,000 of clients’ children!
To kick off San Mateo High School’s annual holiday food drive to benefit Samaritan House and Second Harvest Food Bank (taking place from 11/15-12/2 this year), students from SMHS and Burlingame High will be holding a kick-off event this Saturday, Nov. 23rd. Join us at Hillsdale Shopping Center – Nordstrom Court from 1:00-3:00 pm for a performance from the schools’ choir students to help get you in a festive shopping mood!
(Students won’t be collecting food at the Hillsdale event but Samaritan House donation barrels will be available at customer service to collect toiletries for Safe Harbor and Warm Coats)
We appreciate San Mateo High’s continued support through their annual food drive. For more information about how you can donate to the students’ drive and ways you can help, see the school’s website for the drive: http://www.smhscfd.com/.