Here's just a small sampling of the numerous initiatives we support each year.
THE SANTA EXPRESS
The Santa Express brings fire equipment, floats, and numerous characters to Jurupa Valley neighborhoods the first two weekends in December. The Express travels over 40 miles while bringing joy to thousands of residents, handing out candy canes and collecting donations in support of the Holiday Adoption Program.
Holiday Adoption Program
Families that are approved for a full adoption receive approximately 2 weeks of food including a holiday meal, hygiene items, school supplies, some special needs, and of course toys for the children. A select few (40 -50) are selected to receive delivery by Santa and friends escorted by fire engines.
In addition to the 100+ families we adopt each year, we also provide support to 150+ Senior Citizens.
Toy distribution program/ Non-Profit support
We believe every child should be able to open a present on Christmas morning. That is why we partner with Cal Fire/ Riverside County Fire Department and the Spark of Love program to coordinate toy collecting efforts. We then work with numerous local non-profits to ensure all of their toy needs are met each holidays. Up to 7,500 children receive toys each year during the holiday season because of our efforts. An additional 500 children in local foster programs also receive birthday gifts throughout the year because of our program.
Angel Sanchez, sr. scholarship program
The Angel Sanchez, Sr. scholarship program is named after Angel Sanchez, Sr., a World War II veteran and lifelong community servant who is the father of one of our founding members. The scholarship is open to high school seniors who have shown a commitment to serving their community.
Youth development academy
The "On Equal Footing" youth development academy is designed to help high school students meet and prepare for the challenges of adulthood while achieving their full potential. Through a series of activities and experiences, the program will work to help develop Jurupa Valley youth socially, academically, emotionally, and cognitively.
and more.. check out our programs links to learn more about each of them.