The Holidays are upon us, and what better way to spend them than giving back? Your community needs your help with food, clothing, blankets and money especially when the weather gets cold. I wanted to take a moment to mention the local charities in San Diego, California that would love any donation you can give.
Ronald McDonald House of San Diego
Since 1980, The Ronald McDonald House of San Diego has provided a safe and comfortable place for over 14,000 families! When children get seriously ill and end up in Children’s Hospital or another San Diego area hospital, their families need a place to go near their child. Because of the growing need, a second Ronald McDonald house was built. They accept all forms of donations from money, cars, toys and games, blankets and food.
Donations to Ronald McDonald House of San Diego can be made through their website or you can call or drop by Monday – Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. You can also find out about their various volunteer opportunities here.
2929 Children’s Way
San Diego, CA 92123
General E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Father Joe’s Villages Toy Drive
Around since 1950 when they handed out peanut butter sandwiches to the hungry, everyone in San Diego knows of Father Joe! They help with cars, toys, clothing, blankets, money and resources for the homeless and families in need. They are currently hosting a toy drive for 2010 and really need your help!
There are many drop-off locations listed on their website, or you can bring your toy to Father Joe’s Village main office at:
3350 E Street San Diego, CA 92102
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
San Diego Food Bank Holiday Food Drive
From November 1st until December 31st, the San Diego Food Bank is hosting a Holiday Food Drive for the hungry families in our community. They are looking for non-perishable food items that you can drop off at any Vons or Stater Bros. Supermarkets in our county or you can bring it directly to their food warehouse.
Most Needed Foot Items:
Canned meat and tuna
Canned fruits and vegetables
Macaroni and Cheese
You can also host a food drive at your business or school by contacting the San Diego Food Bank with the information below.
9850 Distribution Avenue
San Diego 92121
Ph: 858-527-1419 x18
Toys for Tots
The US. Marine Corps has been sponsoring Toys for Tots since 1991 and is still going strong. Providing our disadvantaged children with toys this Christmas, they have tons of drop-off locations in San Diego County. You can visit their website for the drop-off location nearest you, or to make a donation online.
Marine Corps Reserve Center
Toys for Tots San Diego
9955 Pomerado Rd.
San Diego, CA 92131