Girls Inc. of Carpinteria is making the holiday season brighter for local girls and families with the return of Operation Holiday Cheer, a holiday giving program that launched last year amid the pandemic to provide gifts to local girls. Girls Inc. will once again collaborate with Cox Communications to provide holiday gifts for the girls and their families.
“Our team is beyond committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of our girls, and we’re proud to engage the entire community with this initiative – through volunteering, making donations, or connecting with local partners we are working to ensure all families receive gifts,” said Jamie Collins, executive director of Girls Inc. Carpinteria. “We are grateful to Cox Communications for partnering with us once again to deliver hope and cheer to local girls and their families this holiday season.”
Operation Holiday Cheer focuses on supporting families as they continue to recover from the economic hardships brought on by the pandemic. The initiative will serve 100 individual families and the organization is expecting to distribute over 500 gifts, in addition to providing a tamale lunch and special visit with Santa Claus.
“Cox is thrilled to be the sponsor of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s Operation Holiday Cheer event for the second year in a row,” said Kirsten McLaughlin, market vice president for Cox Communications’ Santa Barbara region. “As a company founded by a teacher over 120 years ago, we’re especially proud of Girls Inc. members’ commitment to education. Their hard work and dedication is paying off and on Dec. 11 they will get to celebrate their success and select gifts for themselves and family members for the holidays!”
Girls Inc. of Carpinteria and Cox Communications will present the gifts to girls and their families at a special gift giving event on Saturday, December 11.
The community is invited to support Operation Holiday Cheer in any of these three ways:
- Giving Tree: Pick a few items off the tree in Girls Inc.’s office at 5315 Foothill Road in Carpinteria, purchase the item(s) and bring them in by December 2.
- Fill the Box: Sign up to bring a holiday box to your business with gift tags that contain a Christmas wish. Employees can take a tag, purchase the item and return to fill the box.
- Amazon Wishlist: Purchase a gift from the organization’s Amazon Wish List, which will ship directly to Girls Inc. of Carpinteria.
To get involved or learn more about Operation Holiday Cheer, call 805-684-6364. For more information about Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, visit www.girlsinc-carp.org.