Solana Beach schools bring Santa Toys & Joy to Harmonium Children
Santa Claus made an early visit to deliver toys to children in four of Harmonium’s Prime Time Programs. Since 2001 Santa and his elves have been bringing excitement and joyful anticipation for hundreds of children that are enrolled at Chavez, Baker, Marshall and Perkins Elementary Schools Prime Time Programs in South San Diego. On Dec. 14-15 deliveries were made at the four schools and every child received a personalized donated gift wrapped toy. Under the leadership of Kelly Johnston of the Solana Beach Child
Development Center (CDC), this wonderful program has been bringing toys to less fortunate children through a generous donation campaign within the Solana Beach Community and surrounding areas.
This year Santa brought an extra big grin to a young boy named Gabriel at Baker Prime Time who asked for a skate board for Christmas. As he frantically tore open the wrappings he not only found his wished-for skate board, but the board was personally addressed to Gabriel and signed and donated by professional skateboard champion Tony Hawk. The excitement that day for all the children at all four schools was electric and Gabriel felt as if he got the star from the top of the tree.
This partnership between Harmoniums Child Care Programs and the Solana Beach Child Development Center is a joyful demonstration of the true meaning behind this season. At Thanksgiving time each year 40 needy Harmonium families receive the makings for turkey dinners thanks to Kelly and her CDC volunteers and community donations. Harmonium, a nonprofit agency that has been serving children & families in San Diego County since 1975 is very grateful to Kelly Johnston and her helpers. For over a decade this wonderful program shows that the spirit of giving and receiving crosses the neighborhoods of San Diego County
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