Tulare County Child wishes all of you a joyful holiday season!

We are also excited to share the incredible efforts of our partners and opportunities you have to help make the holiday season brighter for the children and their families in our community. One of these is the Santa Store, organized by Family Services of Tulare County.

Throughout the year, Family Services of Tulare County helps families in need of assistance, and those who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.

This month, Family Services is opening the Santa Store, an effort that recognizes the importance of the dignity of parents to buy their children’s Christmas gifts. Family Services is asking for donations of new gifts, or monetary donations to purchase gifts, that parents and children will have the opportunity to purchase within their means.

“We set up our Santa Store each Holiday Season to provide a dignified shopping experience for families we serve who would not otherwise be able to purchase gifts. Our advocates pre-screen families for eligibility, help them determine needs and shopping lists, and bring them to our temporary “store” to pick out gifts for their children.  Children also get to come and pick out gifts for their parent(s).  For many participants, this is their first Holiday shopping experience, and these are the only gifts exchanged.

We are collecting donations of new gifts through Wednesday, December 13.  Thank you for your support!”

Visit Family Services’Santa Store page for more information, including requested gifts, and to donate online!