|It’s never too early to think about the holidays and never too late to help those in need. Now through December 14, the Chula Vista Police Activities League (PAL) is collecting donations for disadvantaged 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, 315 Fourth Avenue, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Especially needed are new, unwrapped toys for children ages 9 through 13, and gift cards for young teens ages 14-17. Some gift card suggestions include movie theaters, 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 almost 385 families and distributed gifts to over 1,200 children.
CVPAL is a non-profit corporation which assists at risk youth with the improvement of their intellectual, physical and social skills. They offer yearly scholarships and Sixth Grade Outstanding Achievement awards in addition to the holiday give-away. For more information, please call (619) 691-5133 or (619) 691-5146.
Posted: November 4, 2013