Christmas con Cariño Stocking Project

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

 

Donate a $25 VISA or Amazon Gift Card or $100 Safeway Gift Card.
You can purchase it online for it to be delivered directly to Catholic Charities. Please DO NOT leave the gift cards at the stocking drop-off locations.  
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WHAT SIZE STOCKING?

Please use a 15" - 18" stockings. You can purchase a wide variety of stockings at Dollar TreeOriental Trading or Party City for $1 or less each. We have also pre-purchased 18" stockings which you can pick up for FREE at:

Holy Cannoli
138 E Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113
T - F  9am - 4pm
Note: currently out of stockings. Please register below to have stocking placed on hold.
 
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WHAT SHOULD I PUT INSIDE?

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
Scrunchies or Hair Accessories 
Lip Gloss or Balm 
Face Masks (PPE)
Hand Cream or Sanitizer 
Nail Polish
Enamel Pins
Gardening Seeds
Toothbrush
Ear Buds
Wallet
Craft Kits & Watercolors 
Manicure Kits

 

 

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 stocking stuffers in bulk for $1 or less each at:

 Dollar Tree  •   Oriental Trading  •  Amazon 

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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 in a secured clear plastic bag inside the Christmas Stocking or you may opt to enclosed the entire stocking in a secured plastic bag.

4) Place a piece of masking or painter's tape on the front of stocking and indicate if the items are best for a boy or girl under 11 (-11) years of age or over 12 (+12) years of age.  If the items are gender neutral just put the age group.
Example: "Girl +12" or "Boy -11"

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WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?
Fill up and drop off your stockings before Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 4:00pm PST at the following drop-off locations. Please note days and times for each location. 

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DROP-OFF LOCATIONS & HOURS:

SANTA CLARA COUNTY
 
Washington United Youth Center
921 S. First Street, Suite B
San Jose, CA 95110
Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm
(408) 283-6150 Ext 20
Donation Drop-Off
Monday - Friday,  November 30 - December 11 
3:00pm - 5:00pm
 
Holy Cannoli
138 E Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Donation Drop-Off
Tuesday - Friday, Now - December 15 
9:00am - 4:00pm
 

 

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

 

Catholic Charities
610 Frederick Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Hours: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Angela Di Novella - 831-920-4765 
Donation Drop-off
Monday - Friday,  Now - December 11 
10:00am - 4:00pm
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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. 
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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still have questions? Contact us at info(at)farmworkercaravan.org or 408-280-1065 

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