Date: December 12, 2014
OCDA ADOPTS OVER 100 CHILDREN FROM 40 FAMILIES IN
16TH ANNUAL ADOPT-A-FAMILY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
SANTA ANA – Over 100 children from 40 families will celebrate the holidays this weekend at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office’s (OCDA) 16th annual Adopt-A-Family holiday celebration event. The event will be held tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Russell Elementary School in Santa Ana.
OCDA staff, affiliates, friends, and family have adopted 123 children from 40 families who were identified as needing assistance during this holiday season by school administrators and staff. Each child will receive donated gifts and toys and their families will be provided with grocery gift certificates for a holiday dinner.
All of the adopted families are invited to attend a holiday celebration that will include arts and crafts activities, baked goods, a photo opportunity with Santa Claus, and distribution of the gifts to the children. Staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions, discuss the criminal justice system, and disseminate bilingual resource booklets. This holiday event is part of the OCDA’s ongoing commitment to improving the quality of life in the Orange County communities it serves.
Russell Elementary is located at 600 South Jackson Street, Santa Ana.