Father Joe’s Village’s youngest residents enjoy a day of holiday festivities
WHAT: Santa and Mrs. Claus will make a stop at Father Joe’s Villages to ensure that every child feels joy this holiday season. The pair will distribute gifts to children in the Village’s childcare programs. The celebration, which starts with a morning party with the Claus’, continues throughout the day with an event in Old Town hosted by Old Town Trolley Tours. After the festivities, children will board trolley buses for a tour of some of San Diego’s best displays of Christmas lights.
WHEN: Thursday, December 10, 2015
10 a.m. – Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at the Village
WHERE: Father Joe’s Villages
3350 E Street, San Diego
- Children from Father Joe’s Villages and Therapeutic Childcare
- Santa and Mrs. Claus
- Representatives from Father Joe’s Villages
WHY: Father Joe’s recognizes this time of year is particularly challenging for families in need and works to make sure all children experience the joy of the holidays, regardless of their financial circumstances. These events raise the spirits of children in Father Joe’s childcare programs. The Therapeutic Childcare program provides licensed childcare while addressing factors that could later lead to homelessness as an adult.
ABOUT FATHER JOE’S VILLAGES
As San Diego’s largest homeless services provider, Father Joe’s Villages has been empowering people to achieve self-sufficiency for 65 years. What started as a small chapel serving San Diego’s impoverished has grown into a cutting-edge provider of effective housing programs and services. Father Joe’s prepares up to 3,000 meals and works with more than 1,500 individuals every day—from infants and adolescents to adults and seniors. This includes over 200 children and over 200 military veterans. As an industry thought-leader, Father Joe’s offers solutions to address the complex needs of the homeless, regardless of age, race, culture or beliefs. The organization’s primary goal is to transform lives and end the cycle of homelessness for the more than 8,700 homeless individuals in San Diego County. To this end they provide housing, healthcare, food, clothing, education, job training and child development in an internationally modeled “one-stop-shop” approach. This mission is made possible only through the efforts of compassionate staff, dedicated volunteers, and generous public and private donors. For more information, please visit: http://www.neighbor.org.