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Posted on: November 23, 2018

Joyful Giving: A Brea Holiday Tradition

Get in the holiday giving mood! The City of Brea offers a variety of ways to lend a helping hand during the holiday season.

Adopt-a-Senior: Help a Brea senior this holiday by participating in the Adopt-a-Senior program. You can brighten the holidays for a senior, who is in need of a little extra support. The program goal is to provide selected seniors with items from their holiday wish list. You can brighten the holidays for a senior, who is in need of a little extra support. This is a great holiday volunteer opportunity for your organization, church, or family. Please call the Brea Senior Center between November 19-December 7 at 714-990-7750 to be matched with a senior.

Adopt-a-Family: Extend goodwill and joy to another family in your own community by participating in this year’s Adopt-A-Family. Businesses, community organizations and families who wish to Adopt-A-Family may call the Brea Resource Center at 714-990-7150.

Spark of Love / Toys for Tots: Any Brea Fire Department location will be accepting donations of new toys, games, electronics or sporting equipment, November 12-December 24. These support a regional collaborative that provides gifts for children and teens in need. If you have any questions, contact Elizabeth Dang at 714-990-7655.

Angel Tree Program: Choose an “Angel” from the “Angel Tree,” located at the Brea Mall December 7-16, and help a needy senior, child, or adult. Several non-profit organizations benefit from this program, including the Brea Senior Center! Those chosen for the program need a helping hand during the holidays. Call the Brea Senior Center at 714-990-7750 for more details.

Wish Tree: Gift cards for certain businesses are needed to support case management work of the Brea Resource Center. Cards for local grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants or variety stores are desired. These charity dollars being spent in the community also have an economic benefit in addition to becoming direct aid for the less fortunate. Call the BRC at 714-990-7150.

BCEC Holiday Food Baskets: Boxes will be available to collect donations of non-perishable food items at the Brea Community Center and Civic & Cultural Center from November 26-December 14. Area schools also participate in this food drive. Canned or dry foods, as well as toiletry items, are needed. Checks are also encouraged so organizers can make bulk purchases to supplement donated supplies with fresh foods.

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