Twice each year Grace Resource Center provides new toys and books to the needy children in the Antelope Valley.
Christmas in July is a special event at the Hanger where our own Jet Hawks play. On July 10th, at this fundraiser every child 12 and younger that attends comes to our “Toy Tent” to pick out a new toy. Santa drops in from his summer vacation to throw the first pitch and visit with the kids. Teddy Bears and Beanie Babies and other soft toys are tossed to kids in the seats watching the game by our elves (in full costume).
A Graceful Christmas is another special event that takes place right here at Grace Resource Center. Thanks to your generous donatins our dining room facility is turned into a giant toy store, decorated beautifully for Christmas, by Santa and our elves, and every child 12 and younger is permitted to go through the store and pick out one toy. Live Christmas music is provided, including all our favorite Christmas hymns and popular Christmas songs. Christmas cookies, hot chocolate and crafts are provided in a festive atmosphere. Last year we gave out over a thousand toys! December 9th starting at 1 p.m. Santa and his crew will be ready.
Here’s what we need from you:
• New toys especially for children ages 9 to 12
• Volunteers to help us decorate and run the store and the event
• Christmas cookies and cocoa