Annual Toy Drive for La Mesa Military Families – “Drive -Thru” Event
Each year the Chamber members, friends and family donate new, unwrapped toys and items for our La Mesa military families. We are thrilled to again coordinate this project with Lincoln Military Housing, who facilitates holiday events for over 2,000 military children within our region. The children living in La Mesa military housing are between the ages of 2-13 years old. This year will be a bit different, as we won’t be at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse for our mixer and holiday party! The pandemic has forced us to change the way we collect the toys, diapers and other items this year.
We will be hosting a “drive-thru” event on Tuesday, December 1st between 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in Grossmont Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive.
We will be located in the parking lot by San Diego Yoga and CVS Pharmacy. Drive in the Center by Target, you will see the pop-up tent in the parking lot and will be waiting to see you! Everyone who beings a new, unwrapped toy, diapers, gift cards or other items, will receive a FREE raffle ticket to be entered into a drawing to win a Giant Teddy Bear. While you are in Grossmont Center, we suggest you stop into one of the restaurants and grab a bite to eat, then stop into one of the retail stores to do some shopping!
Want to donate to the families but can’t join us on December 1st? We are happy to accept your donations throughout this month. You can drop them off to Fran Smith, 8080 La Mesa Blvd., Suite 214 in La Mesa between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or call Mary England 619-251-7730 to coordinate her picking them up from you! We are here to help!