Many of you have asked how you can help the Sheriff's Department this year with the packing of the boxes of food for distribution and the sorting and packing of toys for each family that will receive them
Here's the schedule of times when packing and sorting will take place next week, beginning Monday at the Altadena Sheriff's Station (780 East Altadena Drive):
Monday 7 am to 5 pm
Tuesday 7 am to 6:30 pm
Wednesday 7 am to 8 pm
Thursday 7 am to 8 pm
Friday 7 am to 8 pm
If you are already a credentialed Station Volunteer or Volunteer on Patrol, Member of the Clergy Council, Sheriff's Support Group or a Community Advisory Committee member, all you need to do is show up whenever it works for you.
If you are not a regular volunteer but are interested and willing to help us pack boxes and sort toys, we'd love to have your help as well. Please let me know which days and times you can be there and we'll make sure that you're on a list so the Watch Deputy knows to expect you and can direct you to the right place. The Sheriff's Station is still undergoing renovation and so please wear comfortable clothing. You'll be working in a garage or in a construction zone, and it will still be fun and worthwhile!
We will also be doing the annual distribution of food and toys on Saturday, December 18th. If you willing and available to help us that morning, we would really appreciate your being at the Altadena Community Center at 6:00 am for a briefing and then to help set up and stage the distribution. The distribution will begin no later than 8 am, Saturday, December 18th.
Because we'll be using the parking lot at the Community Center (730 East Altadena Drive) for the staging and distribution, we'll ask you to park on Altadena Drive or in the parking lot at Rite Aid on the north side of Altadena Drive. Be very careful crossing the street - the crosswalk at Altadena Drive and Lake is best. You can also park on El Molino, along the east side of the Station.
Thank you very much for all of your contributions. We will likely serve 300 to 350 families this year, and we can't do any of that without you.