Carmel Del Mar student organizes Holiday Baskets donation drive


Lucie Babcock, a third-grader at Carmel Del Mar School, organized a drive for the Community Resource Center’s 32nd annual Holiday Baskets program. Holiday Baskets is the largest distribution program of its kind in San Diego County, providing a dignified and free “shopping experience” for families who might otherwise receive nothing for the holidays. Lucie contacted friends and neighbors, asking them to bring donations and visit her lemonade and bake sale, all in support of the program. She collected six bags of donated food, toys, and clothing, and also raised enough money to buy a donation of diapers and baby wipes. This year’s Holiday Baskets expects to serve about 1,500 households on Dec. 19, 20, and 21 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Visit for information about the program.