As you know, the Sheriff's Department does an annual food and toy drive.
Because the economy is still having an adverse impact on many Altadena families, we are planning to provide food and toys for 250 families this year. Last year we served 200.
Our efforts rely on the generosity of the community and Altadena has historically been very generous.
Here are some options for donating:
- You can drop off non-perishable food or toys at the Altadena Sheriff's Station, 780 E. Altadena Dr. You can also drop off cash or checks payable to "Altadena Station Fund" at the Station.
- You can drop off non-perishable food at the Bank of America or Chase Bank on Lake Avenue and at the Altadena Library until December 3rd.
- Some neighborhoods will also be organizing themselves to collect toys and non-perishable food. If your neighborhood is interested, please let me know. We'd be happy to arrange pickup.
One of the things that few people know is that the Altadena Sheriff's Deputies also feed hungry families out of their own pockets on Thanksgiving. If you would like to help them, all donations of cash or checks would be welcome at the Altadena Station over the next week to 9 days.
Many Altadena families are in dire straits and any contribution to help us take care of them would be dearly appreciated.
Carolyn Seitz is a community volunteer and Altadena Chamber Citizen of the Year.