Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s Fourth Annual Operation Holiday Cheer, Presented by Cox Communications, Spreads Joy Amidst Economic Hardships


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Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s Fourth Annual Operation Holiday Cheer, Presented by Cox Communications, Spreads Joy Amidst Economic Hardships

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria hosted its fourth annual Operation Holiday Cheer, a holiday giving program presented by Cox Communications, on Thursday, December 14th.  Gifts and dinner were given to families, who visited with Santa Claus.


CARPINTERIA, CA (December 18, 2023)Girls Inc. of Carpinteria  Girls Inc. of Carpinteria successfully hosted its fourth annual Operation Holiday Cheer, a festive family night generously sponsored by Cox Communications. Launched in 2020 and presented by Cox Communications from its inception, Operation Holiday Cheer aims to bring gifts and holiday spirit to Girls Inc. families facing economic hardships.


“This occasion is more than just a gift distribution event; it’s about fostering a sense of community and joy during a season that can be financially challenging for many,” said Jamie Collins, executive director Girls Inc. of Carpinteria. “Cox Communications has been an incredible partner in making Operation Holiday Cheer a reality. Their commitment to supporting our community has made it possible for us to bring smiles and happiness to the faces of over 105 families every year.”


Operation Holiday Cheer serves a dual purpose, functioning not only as a means of providing toys and gifts but also as an opportunity to alleviate the financial strain associated with holiday gift-giving. The initiative empowers families to focus on what truly matters — spending quality time together during the festive season.


Thanks to the invaluable sponsorship from Cox Communications, Girls Inc. of Carpinteria was able to procure over 250 gifts, along with dinner and treats, and fun family activities.


Cox Market Vice President, Kirsten McLaughlin, shared this annual event is a special time, “This is Cox’s 4th year sponsoring this joy-filled event and one of our favorite ways to celebrate the holiday season! We adore sharing the happiness of the season with the local students, who are committed to their academics, as they shop for gifts for their families. The event is always a great reminder of Cox’s history of supporting youth and education throughout our 125-year history and is a truly meaningful way that we can give back in the communities we serve.”


If you would like to support Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, please call (805) 684-6364 or visit


Girls Inc. of Carpinteria is an affiliate member of Girls Inc., a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Our programming focuses on the development of the whole girl: we deliver life-changing programs and experiences designed to equip girls to overcome barriers, build resiliency, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. A combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and research-based programming prepares girls to lead fulfilling and productive lives and become role models in their community. Girls Inc. of Carpinteria currently serves 1,000 youth in the Carpinteria Valley, from Pre-K through 12th grade. To learn more, donate, or become a volunteer, please visit


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