Find out how you can participate in one of our most loved gift drives of the year!
Each year the Migrant Education Program of the Coachella Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) holds a Christmas Party for their students and families. This year’s party is on December 14. At the party, each student receives a gift and each family receives a food basket.
Currently, there are 1230 migrant children & youth in kindergarten through grade 12 within CVUSD. You can help our neighboring migrant families living in the East Valley have a more joyful Christmas by donating to our Toy and Food Drives.
If you think this is a great cause and If at the moment you have more time than money to donate, please volunteer. Details of volunteer opportunities will be posted here soon.
Instead of purchasing toys and bringing them to UUCOD, we will collect donations electronically. Donations will be converted into RaiseRight e-gift cards. which will be sent to the Migrant Education Program. They will shop for the toys which will be gifted at the Christmas Party.
This offers us the greatest buying power. We will buy the food in bulk from Smart & Final. which offers us some discounts. Your donation of $70 buys one food basket of 22 items.
Click on the FOO DRIVE DONATIONS button to donate.
Choose this option only if you can commit to filling a box with all 22 items. Follow these step to participate:
1. Click on the “FOOD DRIVE DONATIONS BUTTON ” to register your donation.
2. Purchase a Lowe’s small packing box (16”w x 12”h x 12’d) for $1.38. We all need to use the same size box for consistency and to maximize space in our transport truck.
3. Assemble these unexpired food items only in these sizes. You can add an item each day or all at once.
If you would like a printed list of the food basket items, pleace download a copy here.
These Donation Buttons are only active November 6 – 30.