LOS ANGELES, December 5, 2019 – For the 10th consecutive year, Starbucks has organized a Holiday Toy Drive for foster care charity Hillsides. Beginning this Monday, December 9, Starbucks will have decorative toy collection boxes in 51 San Gabriel Valley stores. Customers are encouraged to drop off new, unwrapped toys at participating Starbucks. The Toy Drive is set to run through Saturday, December 21.
“Many of the families who receive our services and programs cannot afford holiday meals or gifts,” said Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides president and chief executive officer. “Every donated gift means that a child will have a toy to open. We are so thankful for Starbucks for once again partnering with us and helping bring joy and holiday memories to the children we serve.”
In addition to the annual Toy Drive, the Starbucks Foundation has awarded Hillsides a $30,000 grant each of the last three years for its Youth Moving On (YMO) workforce development program for transition-aged youth 16-25.
PHOTO: Members of Starbucks San Gabriel Valley East Region team and other volunteers spent Wednesday evening building boxes that will be placed in 51 area stores collecting new, unwrapped toys for the 10th annual Starbucks’ Hillsides Toy Drive. This year’s effort launches this Monday, December 9 and runs through December 21. (L-R in group photo: Chelsea Logan, Klansi Eisaghoolian, Anthony Rodriguez, Bettie Gonzalez, Liam Rodriguez, Steven Garrett, Chris Hendricks, Jennifer Vanderpool, Saro Alamian, Brooke Patterson, Liz Aguilar, Vince Juarez, James Valeriano).