Each year Community Services & Workforce Development (CSWD) sponsors a holiday party for the families we house in our Family Winter Shelter. Various agencies & organizations, individuals & families adopt a family or child to sponsor. We just received notice that our major sponsor is unable to sponsor our families this year.

Many of them have been homeless for quite a while, some were living in their vehicles, some with friends or relatives (couch surfing), and some in tents. We are seeking support of our generous community to help provide a memorable holiday for these families. If you are able to do so, can you please help by:

  • Sponsoring a child or family
  • Providing a meal (either via cash donations where we purchase the food or if you are able to provide catering) The meal doesn’t have to be fancy, it is just nice to have something to offer them during the Holidays.

Fishes & Loaves provides a bag of food for each family to prepare a Christmas meal & also gift cards for Safeway. Santa also visits to pass out gifts & this year we also have a professional photographer.

This will be the 21st Annual Celebration, held on December 19, 2012. Ddonations are needed by Monday, December 17, 2012.

In community spirit,


Enrique Arreola

Deputy Director, CSWD


To Donate, please contact:


Andi Anderson


Community Services & Workforce Development

a Division of

Health & Human Services Agency

1111 San Felipe Road, Ste 108

Hollister, CA 95023

Phone 831-637-9293 ex 10

Fax: 831-637-0996


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