Redlands AYSO Soccer Team Kicks Off Holiday Season for Children’s Fund
Kids Helping Kids is Theme for Gift/Toy Drive
SAN BERNARDINO, California (Monday, November 4, 2013) – Join the Redlands AYSO – Region 50 Soccer teams on Saturday, November 16, 2013 as they kick-off the holiday season with their “Kids Helping Kids” toy drive that will benefit Children’s Fund in their 25th Annual Celebration of Giving Campaign. A new, unwrapped gift can be donated from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Redlands Sports Complex located at 1790 Dearborn, at the corner of Dearborn & San Bernardino Ave.
Children’s Fund has been collecting holiday gifts for underprivileged children for 25 years. In a region where one in four youth live in poverty, it is a way to help bring joy to a child during the holiday season.
“Teaming up with Redlands AYSO is a way to educate our youth that giving back is very rewarding,” says Erin Phillips, president & CEO of Children’s Fund. “The parents will take their child shopping for a gift that they would like to receive, and then the child donates that gift to the collection box. What a great message!”
This is the second year that Redlands AYSO has participated in the Celebration of Giving Campaign. “Redlands AYSO is excited to partner with Children’s Fund again this year, and we welcome everyone to participate in the Kids Helping Kids Toy Drive – not just soccer players and their parents but the entire community as well,” states Trish Aurelio, asst. regional commissioner.
Family Friendly 89.7 KSGN will be at the Redlands Sports Complex during this Kids Helping Kids Toy Drive, encouraging the public to bring a gift donation. “Making a difference is what KSGN stands for,” states Bryan O’Neal, program director of KSGN. “Together, we can put smiles on faces of underprivileged children this holiday season.” KSGN will have their spinning wheel for prize opportunities. Teams bringing toys may have the opportunity to recite the Pledge of Allegiance which will be played on air at a later date.
Created in 1986, Children’s Fund is a non-profit whose mission is to prevent child abuse in our community; to ensure that at-risk children who are abused, neglected, impoverished, or abandoned receive adequate food, shelter, clothing, medical care and education; and to provide equal opportunity for social development for these children. Since its inception, Children’s Fund has served more than 1.3 million children. For more information on Children’s Fund or to learn how you can give a child hope for brighter tomorrows by making a donation, go to www.childrensfundonline.org or call 909.379.0000. Follow us on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/W4Wymf
KSGN 89.7 covers a population of over four million people in the Inland Empire (Riverside and San Bernardino Counties) and Orange County, with a signal at 89.7 FM covering more than 1700 square miles. KSGN can also be heard around the world on smartphones and at www.ksgn.com. 89.7 FM KSGN is an independent nonprofit organization, not affiliated with any denomination or institution.