COAST CITIES — Casa de Amparo, a leader in the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect, asks help from the San Diego community in securing gifts for 300 children in the organization’s six programs serving children from birth through age 24.If you would like to help, bring a new, unwrapped gift from the Holiday Wish List open Monday through Friday, 4 to 8 p.m., Dec. 10 through Dec. 19, to Casa de Amparo’s Holiday Donation Center, 635 Twin Oaks Valley Road, Suite 5, San Marcos.Each year, Casa de Amparo, collects “wish lists” from each child in their care. A comprehensive holiday wish list containing the many items needed is available at casadeamparo.org (search “Holiday Wish List”) or contact Tiffany Stanonik at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (760) 566-3559.
Wished-for gifts are many and cover a wide range of things that will bring joy to children healing from the trauma of abuse. They include music, Wii games and Lego’s, iPods and mp3 players, makeup, clothes, shoes and gift cards, or pots, pans and household items for former foster youth trying to set up new lives in new apartments.
Needs change as wishes are fulfilled, so check the list for current most-needed items.