Christmas Con Carino: Farmworker Gift Drive // San Jose

Update!

Sadly, we only reached half our goal of collecting 5850 stockings for our partner organization.

We are extending the deadline to Monday, December 19th at 12 noon at the Washington United Center to hopefully receive more stockings.

MONDAY AT 12 NOON
Christmas con Cariño
Washington United Youth Center
921 S. First Street, Suite B, San Jose, CA 95110

About:

Get into the Christmas spirit by filling stockings with gifts, candies and cariño for the children of food and Farmworkers.

We need a minimum of 6,000 stockings so recruit your family and friends to join in our efforts.



See video:



WHAT SIZE STOCKING?

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

 Dollar Tree  •  Amazon  • Party City  •  Walmart

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
Mixed Nuts, Pretzels, Beef Jerky 

Fruit Rolls, Jelly Bellys

Happy Meal Gift Certificate

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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 15, 2022 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 – 15, 2022

10:00am – 3:00pm*

*Please leave your donations on the table outside and ring the doorbell

Final Drop-Off Date

Friday, December 16th

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Drive-through drop-off

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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

Catholic Charities

610 Frederick Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Donation Drop-off

Monday – Friday,  Now – December 15 

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 15 

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 15 

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 – 500

Alisal Family Resource Center -1500

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County – 2000

Catholic Charities Diocese of Monterey- 1200

Center for Farmworker Families – 400

LULAC Farmworker Task Force – 250

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SHARE WITH YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS

Encourage others to join in on our efforts by sharing on your social media or via email. Right click on image to download or copy and paste this link https://farmworkercaravan.blogspot.com/p/christmas-con-carino.html

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DONATE

If you are unable to participate but would like to give you can donate below.

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COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS

Community service hours are available for students. One hour will be given for the first decorated and filled stocking received and 1/2 hour for each stocking thereafter. Please visit the education and partners’ page to supplement your report. Use info@farmworkercaravan.org as your contact email. 

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QUESTIONS?

Still have questions? Call 408-280-1065 or info@farmworkercaravan.org


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