HOPE for the Holidays is an annual toy drive for Riverside County foster youth. We coordinate with Regional Managers and Social Workers from Riverside County Department of Social Services (DPSS) to identify foster youth who could benefit from these gifts and fulfill them by various methods.
From community donations at multiple donation sites throughout Riverside County to funds from district and city agencies, we aim to make sure all foster youth in Riverside County have a gift to open.
Last year, the generosity from the Community Designation (CID) funds from Districts 1, 2, 3, and 5, My Stuff Bags Foundation, Blythe Energy, and the community who donated toys and other items, the toy drive was a success. HOPE staff coordinated with DPSS regional managers and social workers to identify foster youth who could benefit from the gifts. HOPE was able to gift a total of 805 foster youth throughout Riverside County.