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By Shirley Burkhardt

 El Monte, CA —El Monte’s Emergency Resources Association (ERA) is preparing for its annual Christmas basket distribution on December 22. Currently, ERA is gathering referrals from the nurses, teachers, and other school staff in the schools in the El Monte City School District and the Mountain View School District.  Then the neediest families will be selected and baskets of food as well as an age appropriate toy and/or game will be provided for every child 12 years and younger.  The food baskets will contain a ham or comparable meat, fruit, canned goods, and other staples.  It is hoped that they can provide more than 400 baskets.

     The baskets will be assembled on Friday December 21st between 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club in South El Monte.  The baskets will be distributed on Saturday, December 22 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

     ERA is in need of contributions and all contributions of time and/or money are welcomed.  If you are interested in donating either time or money for this year’s baskets, or if you have any questions, please contact Lillian Rey, director of Emergency Resources Association at 626-444-7269.

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