A Happy Home For Unwanted Decorations

lending a hand

Richstone Family Center is looking for donations of ornaments, decorations and wrapping paper to brighten the holidays for families it serves.

Planning to change your holiday tree theme this year from candy cane red to icicle blue? Tired of that 10-pack of snowman wrapping paper you bought last year? Ready to retire those strings of retro lights? Richstone Family Center wants to give your unwanted ornaments, decorations and wrapping paper a new home for the holidays.

Richstone Family Center in Hawthorne is dedicated to preventing and treating child abuse and trauma; strengthening and educating families; and decreasing violence in families, schools and communities. They serve thousands of children and families with counseling, home visits, early-childhood education and after-school enrichment programs, domestic violence support groups, parent education and anger management classes and transitional housing for young women exiting foster care. The families they serve often don’t have the resources to decorate for the holidays.

Through Dec. 12, consider lending a hand by donating new and gently used decorations, ornaments and wrapping paper to the center to be distributed to these families to help brighten their season – or used to brighten up the center itself. Drop donations at:

  • Palm Realty Boutique, 401 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach
  • Palm Realty Boutique, 200 Pier Ave., #204 & 205, Hermosa Beach
  • Hermosa Beach Fish Shop, 719 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach

For donation pick-up, contact Karina Pacific at Karina@karinapacific.com.

Richstone Family Center is located at 13634 Cordary Ave., Hawthorne. Learn more at www.richstonefamily.org.

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