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CHRISTMAS con CARINO [due Dec. 14, 2023] // San Jose

Get into the Christmas spirit by filling stockings with gifts, candies and cariño for the children of food and agricultural workers. [see below for all the valuable details!].

We need a minimum of 5,850 stockings so recruit your family and friends to join in our efforts.

We will begin collecting your filled stockings on Friday, December 1st through the 14th at the following San Jose locations:

See video of previous years fabulous participants from all over the Bay Area.

Washington United Youth Center:

Monday – Friday I 9:00am – 5:00pm
921 S. First Street, Suite B, San Jose, CA 95110

Holy Cannoli Cafe:

Tuesday – Saturday I. 9:00am – 3:00pm
138 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113
Free Cannoli with any purchase

Note: This location has free stockings to take and fill up while supplies last!

Click Here for more locations and complete instructions.

Details:

WHAT SIZE STOCKING?

Please use a 15″ – 18″ stockings. You can purchase a wide variety of stockings and stocking stuffers individually and in bulk at:

Dollar Tree  •  Amazon  • Party City  •  Walmart  •  Oriental Trading

Note: If you have a large group or are having difficulty acquiring stockings you can substitute medium size gift bags with a handle.

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WHAT SHOULD I PUT ON THE INSIDE?

Please include unisex items for school-age children K-12

See our stocking stuffer gift list at:

Toys & Gifts:

Mini Plush Toy
Bubble Bottle
Stickers
Mini Books
Puzzles
Mini Playdough, Slime, Silly String
Mini Slinky or Yo-Yo
Card Games: Uno, Phase 10, Old Maid, Crazy 8
Kazoo, Mini Maraca or Whistle
Crayons, Pen or Pencils
Fun Socks
Gloves
Beanie Hats
Lip Balm
Hand Cream or Sanitizer
Enamel Pins
Gardening Seeds
Toothbrush
amazon wishlist
Craft Kits & Watercolors
Wikki Stiks

Candy or Foods:

Chocolate Santa, Kisses, M&Ms
Christmas Lollipops or Suckers
Candy Canes or Starlight Mints
Hot Cocoa Packet
Instant Mexican Hot Chocolate
Peppermint Patties
Cracker Jacks, Kettle Corn or Popcorn
Bubble Gum or Mints

Pretzels, Beef Jerky, Crackers

Fruit Rolls, Jelly Bellys

Happy Meal Gift Certificate

Note: No nuts or candies with nuts

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CAN I DECORATE THE STOCKING?

Yes! You can spruce up the outside of the stocking with festive holiday decor if you wish. See the video above for decorating ideas.

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HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR DROP-OFF?

1) Please wash and/or sanitize your hands thoroughly prior to preparing your bags.

2) All food items must be store bought and individually wrapped by the manufacturer. No homemade food items allowed.

3) Place all items inside the Christmas Stocking then place the entire stocking in a large 2 gallon ziplock or plastic gift bag.

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WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?
Fill up and drop off your stockings before Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 3:00pm PST at the following drop-off locations.

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DROP-OFF LOCATIONS & HOURS: 

MAIN DROP-OFF

SANTA CLARA COUNTY

Washington United Youth Center

921 S. First Street, Suite B

San Jose, CA 95110

Directions>

Located behind the Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library

(408) 283-6150 Ext 20

Drop-Off Dates

December 1 – 14, 2022

Monday – Friday  I  10:00am – 3:00pm*

Drive-Thru Drop-Off Date

Thursday, December 14th

1:00pm – 5:00pm

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Holy Cannoli Cafe

138 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113

Donation Drop-off

Tuesday – Saturday I Now – December 14

9:00am – 3:00pm

Free Cannoli with any purchase
Note: This location has free stockings to take and fill up while supplies last!

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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

Catholic Charities

610 Frederick Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Donation Drop-off

Monday – Friday,  Now – December 14

10:00am – 4:00pm

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MONTEREY COUNTY

Catholic Charities

922 Hilby Ave., Ste C

Seaside, CA 93955

Donation Drop-off

Monday – Friday,  Now – December 14

10:00am – 4:00pm

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SAN MATEO COUNTY

ALAS – Ayudando Latinos A Soñar

636 Purissima Street

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

650-560-8947

Monday – Friday,  Now – December 14

10:00am – 4:00pm

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WHO WILL RECEIVE THE STOCKINGS?

We are partnering with nonprofit agencies who will safely distribute the stockings to families with children during their drive-through food distributions or directly to their homes. Non-profit partners include:

ALAS – Ayudando Latinos a Soñar

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

Catholic Charities Diocese of Monterey

Center for Farmworker Families

Latino Coalition of San Benito County

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SHARE WITH YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS

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