Community volunteers from Pearl City High School's Health Occupations Academy spent Monday morning and afternoon wrapping toys at the Pearl City Urgent Care Clinic in Pearl City that will make its way to brighten the Christmas spirit of homeless children at the Lighthouse Outreach Center in Waipahu.
The toy donation is a part of the "Twelve Days to Christmas Toy Drive" that began on December 12 and will end with a second delivery of toys to the Lighthouse Outreach Center on Tuesday at noon.
The following update was provided by Pearl City Urgent Care:
Thank you all again – here is the latest count for donations: As of today – we have received 52 Toys for the Lighthouse Outreach Homeless Children! GREAT JOB!
Thank you to the Pearl City High School Health Occupations Academy Volunteers – all the toy donations have been wrapped and assigned to 52 children. Each toy was matched based on the age and gender of the child.
We are in need of the following:
Age 1-3 1 toy for a female and 1 toy for a male child (1 FEMALE) (1 MALE)
Age 7-9 2 toys for 2 male children (2 MALES)
Age 10-12 3 toys for 3 female children and 2 toys for 2 male children( 3 FEMALES and 2 MALES)
Age 13-18 4 toys for 4 female children and 5 toys for 5 male children ( NOTE: 1 male child is disabled) (4 FEMALES and 5 MALES)
18 TOYS NEEDED
Deliveries will occur – 12/23 at 5 pm and 12/24 at 12 pm
Donations will be accepted until 12/24..
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT AND CONTRIBUTION!
Melissa Bojorquez, Pearl City Urgent Care
"We contacted the Lighthouse Outreach Center and said we wanted to adopt a family that was transitioning from the homeless shelter to a permanent home. But, they actually said what we really could use are some toys for the children, because we have nothing for them to open. They had food, they had clothing, but no toys. So we thought we could help by providing toys for the children.
Donna Schmidt, Founder and CEO, Pearl City Urgent Care
"We've had a great community response to the effort of the "Twelve Days of Christmas". The volunteers came over from Pearl City High School and they helped us to wrap all the presents and get them labeled. They made sure that whatever the child asked for, they got something close to it. It was a great time, and it really put all of us in the spirit of Christmas. I really would like to thank the community for coming out and providing a lot of gifts and getting in the Christmas spirit with us."
Photo by Barry Villamil | email@example.com
(L-R) Donna, Pua (in sleigh with toys), and Melissa from Pearl City Urgent Care, pose with over
70 wrapped gifts donated by the community to the Lighthouse Outreach Center in Waipahu.
Photo courtesy of Pearl City Urgent Care
Mahalo to the Pearl City High School Health Occupations Academy Volunteers!