LOS ANGELES, December 4, 2018 – For the ninth year in a row, Starbucks is placing holiday toy collection boxes for the foster care charity Hillsides in Starbucks stores throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Customers are encouraged to drop off new, unwrapped toys at participating Starbucks from the week of December 3 – 7 through December 21. This year, 55 Starbucks are participating.
“Many of the families who receive our services and programs cannot afford holiday meals or gifts. Every donated gift means that a child will have at least one toy to open. We are so thankful for Starbucks for once again partnering with us and helping bring joy to the children we serve,” said Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides president and chief executive officer.
Not only is Starbucks hosting the toy drive, Starbucks partners (employees) also volunteered their time to construct the toy collection boxes that will be placed in the Starbucks stores.
For a list of all participating Starbucks, please visit Hillsides website at www.hillsides.org.
Hillsides, with its affiliate Bienvenidos, is dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the agency serves nearly 17,000 children and families in Southern California throughout more than 40 sites, including school-based mental health offices in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Baldwin Park. Foster care and adoptions services are offered in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. To learn more about Hillsides, please visit www.Hillsides.org. Visit Hillsides on Facebook @hillsideschildren, on Twitter @Hillsides, or on Instagram @HillsidesPasadena.