There were no scrooges allowed at the November Sundowner, held Wednesday at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa.
“Tis the Season to be Giving the Gift That Keeps on Giving” was the theme of the evening Admission to the networking event was a new toy or blanket. The donations collected will go to the Carlsbad Christmas Bureau Adopt-A-Family Project, which helps needy families in Carlsbad celebrate the holidays.
“It was a great success,” said Bev Jorgensen, the Chamber’s vice president of corporate and member services. “People brought lots of unwrapped toys and blankets and do all of the things they expect from a Sundowner: mingle and build relationships. It was a beautiful sunset event and a everyone who donated a toy had a big smile on their face as they walked in.”
Though the Sundowner is over, you can still help the Christmas Bureau by stopping at the Chamber (5934 Priestly Drive) and donating a toy, unwrapped gift or non-perishable food. The bin will be collected on Dec. 9.
Here’s a little more information about the Christmas Bureau
To unite the community; to share the joy and spirit of Christmas with Carlsbad’s less fortunate children and families.
Who are we?
The Carlsbad Christmas Bureau Adopt-a-Family Project has been helping families enjoy the Christmas experience since 1970. We are an approved 501C-3 non-profit organization made up entirely of volunteers. We have no paid staff.
Who do we serve?
We serve the community of Carlsbad, California. We focus our efforts on the families in our community with the most need. This year, we will serve 450 families who may not have the means to provide a joyful Christmas to their children without assistance.
How can you help?
Adopt a family: Families range in size from 2-6 persons and can be adopted individuals, businesses or groups of families.
Donate money online, in-person, or through the mail
Spread the word about the Carlsbad Christmas Bureau to your neighbors, friends, family and colleagues.[nggallery id=34]