Christmas con Cariño



Get into the Christmas spirit by filling stockings with gifts, candies and cariño for the children of food and agricultural workers. We need a minimum of 5,000 stockings so recruit your family and friends to join in our efforts. See the video of last years fabulous participants from all over the Bay Area. 


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WHAT SIZE STOCKING?

Please use a 15" - 18" stockings. We have pre-purchased 18" stockings which you can pick up for FREE or have shipped to your group:

Register to reserve free stockings

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WHAT SHOULD I PUT INSIDE?

Please include unisex items for school-age children

Toys & Gifts:
Mini Plush Toy
Bubble Bottle
Stickers
Mini Books
Puzzles
Mini Playdough, Slime, Silly String
Mini Slinky or Yo-Yo

Wikki Stiks
Card Games: UnoPhase 10Old 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
Ear Buds
Craft Kits & Watercolors 

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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You can purchase a wide variety of stockings and stocking stuffers in bulk for $1 or less each at:

 Dollar Tree  •   Oriental Trading  •  Amazon  • Party City

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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. 

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

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WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?
Fill up and drop off your stockings before Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 3:00pm PST at the following drop-off locations. 

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DROP-OFF LOCATIONS & HOURS: 


MAIN DROP-OFF
Washington United Youth Center
921 S. First Street, Suite B
San Jose, CA 95110
Located behind the Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library
(408) 283-6150 Ext 20

Final Drop-Off Dates
December 14 & 15
10:00am - 3:00pm*
*Please leave your donations on the table outside and ring the doorbell

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SANTA CLARA COUNTY

Holy Cannoli
138 E Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Donation Drop-Off
Tuesday - Friday, Now - December 11 
9:00am - 3:00pm
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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

Catholic Charities
610 Frederick Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Donation Drop-off
Monday - Friday,  Now - December 11 
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

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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- TBD
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/2020/11/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
Stay-at-home 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