Bringing Smiles to Children in Need
Collecting Donations for Toys for Tots
Welbrook of Santa Monica works hard to raise awareness and support for worthy causes in our community.
Every year around the holidays we participate in the Toys for Tots campaign, inviting staff and visitors to contribute a new, unwrapped toy which will then be given to a child in need. Our “toybox” is now in our lobby, collecting donations. We hope to break our own record this year!
Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve that distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. The program was founded in 1947 by reservist Major Bill Hendricks.
In the past, we have hosted a number of programs that have helped our community. We enjoy bringing smiles and happiness for everyone in need. If you’re interested in donating to Toys for Tots or helping us help others, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Help Us Help Others
We have started a program called Help Us Help Others, which is a way for us to contribute to our community.
Today more people are becoming homeless for the first time than any time in history. We want to continue to be on the front lines by providing care packages.
For the last couple of months, our families and friends in the community have been sending us donations, which we used to created COVID care packages. Our seniors and staff members packed tote bags with face masks, hand sanitizer, water, gloves for warmth, scarves, beanies, and vinyl gloves. We just might help change the way our community thinks about our homelessness epidemic.
This program is not just for the holidays – it’s something we’ll be doing throughout the year, so donations are always welcome. Thank you!