29 Palms Toy Drive a Success

By Amanda Samaan

JSerra's annual toy drive was a great success.
JSerra, a 5th year sponsor of Winterfest, collected over 1,000 toys to be delivered to the families of the men and women in the US Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at 29 Palms, stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq. As children received their new toys, their faces lit up with such joy to be able to have something new to call their own.

Faculty, staff and students also donated their loose change to the cause. With these funds, JSerra was able to give seventeen families a $25 gift certificate to Wal-Mart to help those families with a warm Christmas dinner.

Thank you for all your generosity to help Marine children. Everyone was so thankful, and are truly inspired by the amount of toys the JSerra community has brought in.

Special Thanks to:
Mr. & Mrs. Marchica
Mrs. Taylor
Mr. Cutler
Trevor Cutler
Mickey Fisher
Jake Loflin
Parker Abdo
Chris Garcia

And all those who graciously donated on behalf of JSCHS.

To read the article from the 29 Palms Observation Post, click here.