Boys & Girls Club bringing holiday cheer to kids, families

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside is collecting toys to give local youth some holiday cheer.

The Club is hosting a drive-through holiday toy event called Making Futures Bright, which replaces its annual Holiday Extravaganza at the Burrage Mansion. Club members will be invited to drive by the clubhouse Dec. 21 and 22 to receive a toy and book of their choice while enjoying a festive atmosphere. Each family will also get a bag of food.

“The community can still safely bring holiday cheer to kids who need it most, and their families,” said Club senior vice president Mark Davis.

The community can help by: buying toys based on the Club’s Making Futures Bright Amazon wishlist and sending them to the Club, buying toys of their choice and dropping them off, or collecting toys and calling the Club for pickup. Toy distribution is open to Club members only.

The Club usually brings 700 kids to the Burrage Mansion for its Holiday Extravaganza, but had to modify the event to fit COVID-19 safety precautions. —Joy

Posted: Dec. 16, 2020

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