There were approximately 70 volunteers throughout the day.
On December 17, over 500 people attended the holiday event for west end families, including 347 children. The event was hosted by the Rotary Club of Ventura, Coats for Kids (which distributed over 347 coats), Boys and Girls Club of Greater Ventura, Chick-fil-A (which gave away breakfast entree gift cards), Arise Ventura, and Food Share (which gave away food boxes).
The California Highway Patrol provided each child with a toy. Kids selected earrings to give to their moms which were made and donated by Rotary member Mary Saputo. Participants enjoyed taking photos with Santa and his Elf. Some teens will receive Vans shoes in January if the donated sizes fit them.
There were approximately 70 volunteers throughout the day made up of Arise Ventura, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Ventura staff & teens, Rotary Club of Ventura, Interact volunteers from Foothill Technology & Pacific High Schools, and the CHP.
The event was sponsored by a generous donation from SoCalGas. “SoCalGas is proud to support the Rotary Club of Ventura’s “Coats for Kids” program which distributed over 347 coats this weekend to children and their families. The work the Rotary does to serve our neighbors in need is truly inspiring and we are proud to support their efforts. “SoCalGas is committed to supporting local organizations that are working to bring holiday cheer,” said Maria Ventura, SoCalGas Senior Public Affairs Manager.