This year, Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) has the pleasure of handing out 10,000 books and toys to children and families during the holiday season. This tremendous feat would not have been possible without our donors, sponsors, volunteers, and the community as a whole. This is a celebration for all of us!
“It is our joy to help hardworking parents in the local community, even if it is in a small way, provide a happy holiday season for their families. Our greatest joy is strengthening families and that is what this time is really all about,” said Susan Montalvo, CCRC’s Director of Communications.
On, Saturday, December 7th, we kicked off the 2019 holiday season with a community wrapping event, where volunteers from Alliance Marc, New York Life, Eva Stern Math and Science School, and others wrapped over 3,000 books and toys.
“I’ve done the wrapping event twice. It gives me a sense of satisfaction knowing that I am helping someone enjoy the holidays who otherwise might not. These are kids whose parents work hard for everything, but they just don’t have enough. Every kid deserves to have something during the holidays.” Terry Michael, Volunteer.
Providing age appropriate educational books and toys can truly make a difference in a family’s life and we believe it helps cultivates a sense of greater family well-being. To see firsthand how books and toys spark joy, watch the video below.
Thank you to the following people for their support throughout the year, the following people and organizations hosted collection bins at their respective places of business: Molina Healthcare, Baby 2 Baby, Children’s Hunger Fund, Matadors Community Credit Union, Ellen Cervantes, Rizzo Family Childcare, RM Automotive, Harris Corporation, First Choice Dental, Pro Health Med Group, Maravilla Foundation, New York Life, Hardcore Fitness Boot Camp: Northridge, Assemblywomen Luz Rivas, Councilwomen Nury Martinez, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, House of Pastery, Velo Pasadena, Gabriel’s Automotive, Calabasas Chamber of Commerce, and North Valley Aikikai.
Thank you to the following people and organizations who supported our 3rd Annual Poker Tournament, all proceeds benefited the holiday book and toy drive: The Huntington Library, Josue Guajan, Maral Petrus, Marina Ross, Anita Escalona, NRS, Inc., Higinio Lopez, Eric Kim, Cristina Lopez, Walter Barber, Environetics, The Cheesecake Factory, Valley Carpet One, Albert Avakian, Networking Plus Inc., Olivia Pillado, Claire Parriott, Denise Trinh, Oscar Montalvo, Jon Avila, Vijay Cruz, N. Leticia Contreras, Alex Montalvo, Wildlife Learning Center, The Cheesecake Factory, Najwa Sakr, Steven Shiba, Jared Nineberg, Susan Savage, Adrianne Koomer, Jennifer Patricio, Andria Zaverl, Paul Marks, Valencia Lanes, Nova Property Management.
Thank you to the following people and organizations who supported our Giving Tuesday campaign, all proceeds benefited the holiday book and toy drive: Erika Garcia, Rebecca Fear, Kim N. Stover, Jeanette Viera, Jorge Nieto, Christine Izarraraz, Diana Egenberg, Marvin Colon, Armine Baltyan, Debra Hagen, Connie Heskett, Diana Washburn, Marcelle Mitchell, Susan Caranchini, Lizeth Galvan, Francesca Kuruppu, Josue Guajan, Rosario Vargas, Janet Gao, Chloe Olivares, Emily Cardenas, Sonia Aghoian, Yolanda Reyes Villalobos, Sandra Cojulun, Martina Castrellon, Parissa Sohie, Mlonghais Cha, Susana Jarvis, Sylvia Magdaleno, Dominique Metoyer, Elaine Campuzano, Amanda Gray, Genevieve Aparicio, Alexandria Guiterez, Briana Salazar, Daynesha Davis, Melinda Wallace, Olivia Delgado, Jennifer Loya, Sarah Scaletta, Areli Hernandez, Virginia Martinez, Andrea Arceo, Lina Alvarez, Tina Lopez, Chantia Hollingsworth, Monica Ramirez, Roxana Garcia Chelin, Daniel Casas, Sandra Felix, Jessica Guerrero, Mercedes Williams, Kimberly Legans, Mayra Machuca, Corinna Picazo, Laura McCay, Jessica Romo, Nancy Hernandez, Luz Mendoza, Anissia Vasquez, Ada Duarte, Maria Rodarte, Karina Munguia, Keyerra Comford, Sue Vega, Samantha McCown, LaWanda Cannon, Frank Delarue, Derrick Jones, Jasmine Horton, Jennifer Jones, Vanessa Figueroa, Julissa Toscano, Lili Rodriguez, Sandra Reveles, Marissa Carrillo, Jacky Arevalo, Anush Garibyan, Terie Smith, Claudia Flores, Thien Tran, Patrick MacFarlane, Arianna Guardado, Anh Palmer, Ashley Vongpradith, Angie Chavez Meza, Jennifer Patricio, Dana Edler, Lisset Menendez, Krystal Arevalo, Victoria Montoya Garcia, Leoncia Ampil, Afifa Raza, Sevan Ashdjina, Cindy Moya, Rosalie Arguelles, Nwa Chukwa White, Tania Garcia, Jasmine Miller, Patty Bautista, Jenny Dullas, Richard Tirado, Viviana Maldini, Deana Mattert, Julie Slonaker, Elizabeth Garcia, Amy Fountain, Terrica Willis, Maria Nelson, Ruth Barrios, Maria Valdina, Antoinette Avery-Herod, Yuliana Trejo, Hillery Pullinger, Crystal Haro-Sanchez, Linda Madera, Cintiantl Rangel, Louise Garnica, Diana Balderrama, David Gonzalez, Claudia Torres, Ishia Williams, Melissa Ness, Margaret Bevis, Onoria Benavides Guzman, Bernice Robinson, Lois Holman, Adriana Garcia, Abel Gallegos, Cynthia Alcaraz, Janet Torres, Vanessa Garcia, Adriana Alfaro, Josephine Waseh, Marina Camarena, Florence Tavai, Sandra Orner, Jessica Perez, Roberto Cervantes, Sharon Diaz, Keiry Morales, Jouhanita Keshish, Narine Sargsyan, Samantha Mariscal, Sully Caballero, Lateah Savage, Oscar Salazar, Sandra Aguirre, Charlene Street, Peggy Olson, Heather Edwards, Jovana Salazar, Nancy Magana, Tiffany Croisdale, Aileen Krikorian, Nadia Krupansky, Narine Galfayan, Hamere Demeke, Lidia Salvatierra, Wendy Alburez, Shirley Cameron, Anita Escalona, Brenda Bol, Beatriz Zamorano-Pedregon, Maria Ayala, Phung Pham, Cristina Lopez, Susan Montalvo, Pilar Enriquez, Ernestina Sanchez, Jerri Stewart, D’Amore Martinez, Kali Williams, Stacy Weaver, Delia Acosta, Adrianne Koomer, Marina Paz, Jared Nineberg, Tracy Lee, Nancy Hernandez, Susan Savage, Andria Zaverl, Leslie Andersen, Olivia Pillado, Veronica Pineda, Vanessa Guerrero, Alicia Venegas, Evelyn Sanchez, Alma Villarreal, Ella Alaverdyan, Yvonne Khouw, Najwa Sakr, Sofia Macias, Yesenia Rodriguez, Marga Feeney, Oscar Bermudez, Javier Rodriguez, Paulette Snyder, Alejandra Aguilar, Marleni Orellana, Debora Nubles, Debora Nubles, Sandra Martinez, Brittany Mitchell, Bath Diaz.
Thank you to the following people and organizations who supported our General fundraising efforts, all proceeds benefited the holiday book and toy drive: Amy Belloso, Alliance Marc and Eva Stern Math and Science School, James Moses, Reyes Family Child Care Inc., Claire Costanza, Lisette Torres, Tom Murphy, Ildiko Harsony, Chris Rymer, Shannon Sabeti, Jaime Bernie, Manish Arora, Bill Swindle, Ellen Cervantes, Dole Food Company, Inc., Business & Bagels, Wells Fargo, Deborah Medrano, Melissa Aguilar, Asia Powell, Asia Powell, Lesleigh Alchanati, Jason Mahoney, Ledesa Manlutac, Danita Stewart, Romalis J. Taylor, Tionne Whiteside, Shamsi Mahramzadeh, Shamsi Mahramzadeh, Jennifer Ching, Elejida Campos, Lourdes Schlaffer, Lourdes Schlaffer, Martini Akpovi Partners, Stephanie Riley, Isabel Barrera, Mayra Garcia, Mayra Garcia, Ana Anguiano, Erica Vasques, Ismail and Itzel Ramadan, Terri Mickel, Pacific Premier Bank, Kim Pearlman, Ivette Contreras, Henia Burgess, Judith Horta, Elsa Correa, Brooklyn Taylor, Amber Keplinger, Lizeth Castellon, Marilyn Levine, Marilyn Levine, Fred Topel, Fred Topel, Michelle Seukunian, Rosie Martinez, Rosie Martinez, Elvira Gomez, Elise Andert, Josef Farrar, Breannah Gibson, Andrew Renfro, Sherry Johnston, Nicole Pajer, Deanna Smith, Paul Marks, Denise Trinh, Thomas Hernandez, Najwa Sakr, Jerardo Arciniega, Norma Contreras, Maria Martinez, Oscar Montalvo, Adrianne Koomer, Alea Berttalett, Higinio Lopez, Johlia Coldburn, Brandon Goolsby, Andres Lizama, Siara Perez, Savannah Walker, Pedro Macia, Sehila Gibson, Jon Avila, Angie Chavez Meza, Armine Baltyan, Sergio Alex Montalvo, Taylor Johnson, Tanumeet Kaur, Sheryl Velek, Environetics, Olivia Pillado, Lan Ly, Karina Varosyan, Lauren Flowers, Jennifer Patricio, Jennifer Acosta, Jared Nineberg, James Moses, Heather Edwards, Elie Saad, Cameron Barber, Barbara Avery, Alfred Landegger, Albert Avakian, Evelyn Alcantar, Joannie Busillo-Aguayo Ph.D., Maral Petrus, Shauna Carter, Marsha Posner Williams, Emman Sadorra, Janet Levy, Salomeh Davary M., Rachel Burger, Tenley Kokich, Lisa Lorscheider, Wells Fargo, Business & Bagels, Esteban Araujo, Rebecca Granados, Linda Gore, Kalyan’s Family Daycare, Elba Aranda.
If you have any questions regarding our holiday giving campaign, or are looking for ways to get involved, contact [email protected] or 818-717-1036.