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El Monte Christmas Baskets and Toy Giveaways

El Monte City Council and El Monte Police

Department Community Relations Office

The City of El Monte will once again make Christmas wishes come true for thousands of local residents at its annual Christmas Basket and Toy Giveaway. Now in its 30th year, the project that once provided baskets to 30 local needy families now provides Christmas baskets filled with more than 800 meals and 6,000 toys.

The assembling of the baskets will be on held on Saturday, December 22 at 8 am, in the rear of the El Monte City School District Office at 3540 Lexington Ave., El Monte, CA

Families in need are encouraged to sign up at the Community Relations Office located at 11333 Valley Boulevard, on the corner of Valley and Johnson Street. Christmas baskets will be delivered on a first come, first served basis – and will be delivered to the homes of the first 800 families that qualify.

The long-running program has been made possible throughout the years with help from city residents, employees, and volunteers and the assistance of the City Council, the El Monte Police Department Community Relations Office, school districts within the city, and various non-profit organizations.

For more information, or to volunteer for this program, please call (626) 580-2186.

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