Neighborhood giving

CARLSBAD — The annual holiday benefit gathering in La Costa and an open house for the student at Monarch School for homeless youngsters is again being held starting at 5 p.m. Dec. 8.Organizers Lance and Susan Wankier ask that attendees bring an appetizer or cookies to share and one ornament for the tree. The tree will be donated to the school.

Donations can be $25 Target gift cards, unwrapped toys, toiletries and gently used or new clothing, gently used or new sports equipment or canned or packaged food items.

Contributors can also write a check to the Monarch School Project (alumni fund in memo).

RSVP by Dec. 8 and get location and directions at (760) 390-3850. Teens needing community service hours can help pack and deliver gifts and food to the school.



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