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Holiday of Wishes

By Andy Lyn

Food drive

FREMONT, Calif. -- The Holidays are when many of us look forward to gatherings, holiday meals, decorations and exchanges of gifts. It is easy to forget there are people in our community going through tough times and struggling to put food on their tables. A holiday celebration and an exchange of gifts are not even an option.

Holiday of Wishes is an organization consisting of local businesses and community members helping needy families enjoy this holiday season. This year, we are inviting children and families that are documented at poverty level or below from six of the elementary schools in our community. We will provide gifts for each child registered in each family for them to open on their holiday morning and a reusable grocery bag containing enough food for a holiday meal for a family of six.

We are collecting new, unwrapped toys for children aged 1-16 years, boxed potatoes and stuffing, canned corn, green beans, cranberry and gravy. Everyone can help holiday wishes come true this year by giving the greatest gift... a community pulling together to ensure every child and family in our community enjoys the magic and beauty of the holiday season.

Individuals or organizations wishing to participate should contact Renee@avalonspasalon.com

For more information, www.HolidayOfWishes.org


DROP-OFF LOCATIONS:

Avalon Spa & Salon, 5141 Mowry Ave., Fremont
Bruce's Tires, 2420 Prune Ave., Fremont
Bruce's Tires, 240 Hegenberger Rd., Oakland
Bruce's Tires, 1315 N. 10th St., San Jose
Castro Valley Lumber, 2495 Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley
Durbo Chiropractic Office, 43255 Mission Blvd., Fremont
Fremont Bank Brookvale Branch, 3909A Decoto Rd., Fremont
Fremont Bank Main Branch, 39150 Fremont Blvd., Fremont
Fremont Bank Warm Springs Branch, 46635 Mission Blvd., Fremont
Gift Gallery, 2720 Mowry Ave., Fremont
La Piñata, 39136 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont
Osborne Lumber Company, 8100 Enterprise Dr., Newark
Pan Pacific Bank, 47065 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont
Snap Fitness, 43480 Mission Blvd. Suite 160, Fremont
Spin A Yarn Steakhouse, 45915 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont
Starbucks, 39981 Mission Blvd., Fremont
Tangles Salon, 4002 Bay St., Fremont
Top Flight Gymnastics, 5127 Mowry Ave., Fremont


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