|It’s almost Halloween, but the Chula Vista Police Activities League (CVPAL), is collecting donations now for needy families during the holidays. Donations of cash, toys, gift cards and wrapping paper can be dropped off in the lobby of the Chula Vista Police Department now through December 14. Especially needed are new, unwrapped toys for children ages 9 through 13, and gift cards for young teens 14-17 years of age. Some gift card suggestions are movie theatres, restaurants, Target, Walmart, etc. No bicycles or electronics are needed. Checks can be made payable to CVPAL, c/o Nicolle DePriest, CVPD, 315 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910.
Selected families are suggested by the Chula Vista Elementary School District and the Chula Vista Welfare Council. Last year, CVPAL assisted 328 families and 1,013 children, with hopes to provide gifts to over 1,000 children again this year.
CVPAL, created in 1992, is a nonprofit corporation which assists at risk youth with the improvement of their intellectual, physical and social skills. CVPAL also offers a yearly scholarship program and a sixth grade Outstanding Achievement Award.
For more information, please call (619) 691-5133 or (619) 691-5146.
Posted: October 22, 2012