2020 Toy Distribution Event
With COVID-19 infections raging we all had to celebrate the season a little differently last year. On Sunday, December 20, 2020, our staff and a dozen volunteers spread some holiday cheer.
Decked out in Santa hats the P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. team distributed 500+ gifts to children and their families along with a copy of The Untold Story of Itsy Bitsy's Long, Emotional Day written by Jill Leibowitz, PSY.D.
From toddlers to teenagers the presents were sure to please. And thanks to the sounds of two music groups, BOMBAYO, and a youth mariachi band, the spirit of the season filled the air and had people dancing in the street. In addition to the presents, many families also received gift cards to go towards their holiday groceries. The toy giveaway is an annual event for P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. but this year we felt that we needed to do more for our kids.
We are grateful for our staff, volunteers, supporters, and our event sponsors Columbia Community Service, Tahl Propp, Capital One, Papasito, and L&M Development Partners.