Every year, churches, businesses, and schools around the community host toy box collection drives for their local ACTION Community Christmas Shoppes. Items collected include new and unwrapped toys, games, sporting goods, arts and craft supplies, clothing and electronics. We serve children of all ages, so a variety of gifts are needed! Please use the map below to find the closest collection box to
So many of you have called in the past few days to ask how you can help our neighbors recover from the devastating fires that have swept through Ventura County. We have been in touch with the major First Response organizations and they tell us that the most pressing needs are Cash Donations to help the displaced families get through the immediate future. The United Way has set up a fund where 100% of all donations gets passed to the victims.
One of ACTION’s primary partner agencies is James Storehouse, and they have been asked directly by Ventura County Children and Family Services to provide assistance to Foster Families impacted by the fires. There are currently 62 foster children and youth displaced by the fires and several foster families have lost their homes. Also several aged-out young people have lost their apartments to the fire along with all their belongings. The best and fastest way to help them with this is by donating directly to James Storehouse at http://bit.ly/JSFIREHELP.
In the coming weeks, once the immediate crisis is behind us, there will be many opportunities to volunteer for clean-up and recovery efforts throughout the community. We will keep you informed of these as they come along.
Thank you for caring. We’re better together!