Every year since 1998, the Escondido Police Department has hosted an annual Christmas party to give kids who have been the victims of abuse, neglect, and violent crime a Christmas they might not otherwise get to experience.
This year the party will be held on Wednesday, December 7. The event will include food, a magic show, face painting, a visit with Santa Claus, and every child in attendance will receive gifts.
The department is asking for the community’s help to make this Christmas a little bit brighter for these kids by donating a new, unwrapped toy for a boy or girl ages newborn to 18 years old.
Drop off locations are:
Escondido PD Front Lobby – 1163 N. Centre City Pkwy, Escondido
Escondido Federal Credit Union – 201 N. Broadway, Escondido
Escondido City Hall – 201 N. Broadway, Escondido
Westfield Shopping Center (near the EPD classic car) – 200 E. Via Rancho Pky, Escondido
Blue Mug Coffee & Tea – 1882 W. El Norte Pkwy, Escondido
North County Yamaha – 2333 Montiel Rd., San Marcos
CrossFit Point A – 985 Woodland Pkwy #119, San Marcos
All locations will be collecting gifts until Friday, December 2. Questions? Contact Cecilia Gonzalez, EPD Family Protection Unit, at 760-839-4931.