La Mesa Military Families Holiday ProjectJoin us and assist military families and children living in La Mesa Military Housing
Each year the Chamber celebrates the spirit of giving by adopting La Mesa military families and making their children feel loved and remembered. This year we needed to do a drive-thru toy gathering activity, due to the pandemic. Thank you to Grossmont Center who gave us space in their parking lot to collect those toys. We want to send a HUGE thank you to Teresa McClatchy and her team at Barnes & Noble, who collected books and toys to make a HUGE impact on the total collected. Due to their efforts and all of our donors, we are proud to announce that we collected 402 toys and items this year!
For 2020 we will be hosting a “drive-thru” event on Tuesday, December 1st between 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Grossmont Center!
We have also partnered with “AJ’s Kids Crane” Toy Drive to collect toys between December 9th – 13th at Grossmont Center.
AJ Machado, a longtime San Diego radio personality has been hosting a toy drive for 18 years, that has him live in a crane 24-hours a day challenging San Diegans to donate a toy for children. This year he will be collecting toys for our military families in San Diego. The La Mesa Chamber is proud to partner with AJ and his “AJ and Sara Radio” partner Sara Perry to collect toys for our military families.
AJ and his crane will be located in Grossmont Center by Chuze Fitness Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive on December 9th through December 13th. The Chamber is thrilled to partner with Lincoln Military Housing to put the smiles on many children’s faces! Drop off a new, unwrapped toy, see AJ and stop for bite to eat at a restaurant when you are there, or do some holiday shopping!
If you need help, call Mary England (619) 251-7730 to coordinate her picking up items from you!