The Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley (CCAV) is making holiday donations for local children and families easier than ever. The organization is hosting a virtual toy drive and restaurant gift card drive, all of which will be given to those who participate in CCAV’s programs.
This year toys can be ordered online and shipped directly to CCAV. Links to CCAV’s wish lists are available at ccav.org/waystogive. Donated toys will bring holiday cheer to children involved in CCAV’s programs, which focus primarily on mental health therapy, child abuse prevention and support for foster children. Donors receive a receipt for tax purposes. Toys should be ordered by Dec. 11 to ensure they arrive in time to be distributed during the organization’s annual holiday event for clients.
The Children’s Center is also looking for donations of restaurant gift cards, which will be given to families in need. Gift cards can be delivered or mailed to the Children’s Center at 45111 Fern Avenue, Lancaster 93534.
“Restaurant gift cards give families in need an extra special way to celebrate the holidays and create memories together,” said Sue Page, CCAV’s executive director. ”Plus, it is an opportunity to support local restaurants, which are such a valuable part of our community.”
The Children’s Center also is supported by the Antelope Valley Transit Authority’s Stuff-a-Bus campaign.