SAN DIEGO — More than 200 vulnerable families received unwrapped toys, food, holiday apparel, books, blankets, diapers and more Dec. 6 through Dec. 9 from Birthline of San Diego County.
The local nonprofit held its Annual Holiday Event in the courtyard outside of its Clairemont location. Its current clients — pregnant women and families with young children — were invited to schedule an appointment for the give-away. Volunteers and staff dressed as Christmas elves checked clients in, ensured COVID-19 guidelines were followed, and personally shopped for the clients.
Each client left Birthline with a large bag filled with holiday items and a beautifully wrapped spa gift. Toys from the “Toys for Tots” program and from local donors were distributed to children ages 0 to 9 years.
“This Christmas, we have made our highest-needs clients our first priority,” said Jeanne Hansen, director of Birthline’s Clairemont office. “These moms work so hard to provide for their children under the most challenging circumstances. To be able to share the true spirit of the holidays with them and give generously is what this season is all about.”
And Birthline clients are appreciative. As one mother who is battling cancer put it, with tears in her eyes, “Birthline is always here for me.”
More information is available at http://birthlineofsandiego.org.