Angel Toy Drive
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During each Advent season, St. Monica hosts the Angel Toy Drive, which provides Christmas toys and gifts to local children and teenagers in need. The toys are delivered to local schools and agencies and may be the only Christmas gifts that the children receive. Over the past few years, we have donated toys to Beyond Shelter, Harvest Home, Covenant House, Share the Holidays (in conjunction with Police Activities League and the Santa Monica Fire Department), and the following Santa Monica elementary schools: Edison, Grant, John Muir, McKinley, and Will Rogers.
Being a part of this important effort is both easy and fulfilling. During the drive, simply bring an unwrapped toy or gift for a child or teenager to St. Monica and leave it in the donation bins.
To help you remember to bring your donation, we can provide you with a reminder angel-just stop by the Duval Center after Mass in late November or early December to pick an angel off the tree.
We also welcome volunteers for this ministry. We need help with preparing the angel reminders, passing them out after Masses, and sorting the toys (on Sundays and during the week). Any time that you can contribute would be much appreciated!