Christmas is a special time of year.
At least it should be.
But imagine Christmas morning without presents under the tree. That would be so sad.
But it doesn’t have to be. You can make a difference.
Every year, the Collier County Democratic Club hosts an annual holiday party at which presents donated by members and friends are distributed to deserving kids in Immokalee.
You can help make this happen. Here’s how.
Check the accompanying lists. There are six basic categories: Infant, child, and teenager gifts from ages 0 – 15, male and female. We are looking for new, unwrapped gifts and clothing items.
Bring your presents to either Democratic Party headquarters at 600 Goodlette-Frank Road between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or drop them off at the offices of the Collier County Education Association at 6710 Lone Oak Blvd.
We’ll collect the presents, organize them, and make sure they are ready to be delivered in time for Christmas.
And mark your calendar for December 16 for the annual Collier County Democratic Party holiday pot luck dinner and party. It starts at 6 p.m. at the Collier County Education Association. CCDC meetings are a great way to meet fellow Democrats, hear from interesting speakers, and at the next meeting, of course, make a big difference in the lives of some very deserving kids.
We hope to see you there. And thanks for your generosity in helping make Christmas special this year.
HERE ARE SUGGESTIONS FOR MUCH NEEDED TOYS FOR OLDER KIDS:
- For 13 – 16 girls and boys: Gift cards up to $25 for individual stores (clothing, I-tunes, Winn Dixie, Amazon or Visa cards for anyplace). Basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, ear buds, art supplies, Clothing/sports apparel (shirts, hats, socks, etc. with sports logos (Nike, Under Armour, Addidas, US Olympics, etc.)
- For 10 – 12 boys: any of the above, Lego sets, puzzles, Florida sport team accessories (hats, t-shirts, socks, headbands, etc.)
- For 10 – 12 girls: Gift cards, art supplies or projects, games, Florida sport team accessories (headbands, bracelets, socks, flip flops, etc.), puzzles, anything sparkly, bling, etc.
- For 7-9 boys: Lego or building sets, dodge balls, sports apparel (See above), logoed school supplies, catching gloves for football, games, Marvel apparal, doodads,
- For 7-9 girls: Jewelry kits, craft projects, tea sets, balls, coloring sets, jump ropes, games, anything sparkly, bling, the movie Frozendoodads, charm bracelets,
- LOL Surprise Dolls (found at Target, Walmart)