2017 Holiday Events

November 13, 2017

Can you believe the year is almost over? Get ready – because it’s time to take part in our annual holiday fundraising events!

Once again this year, CCF, in conjunction with CRES, is hosting Toys for Tots, taking place at all Carrington locations. CRES will be helping CCF make sure that every office location will have a collection bin for Toys for Tots so that we can all share the joy of the holidays. If you want to participate and don’t have a local CRES manager, please send CCF an email.

Associates in Anaheim and Aliso Viejo will be happy to know that the CASA Holiday Donation Campaign is back again, and better than ever! Associates can get their CASA Holiday Gift Requests – what used to be known as “Snowflakes” – by contacting CCF.

CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates – and the organization supports some of the country’s most severely abused, abandoned, and neglected children in Orange County. Now in foster care for their own protection, these children might not otherwise have the kind of holiday experience we all enjoy – and we want to do what we can to help them be happy and healthy throughout the holiday, and beyond.

This year, we’re starting the distribution of CASA Holiday Gift Requests early so Associates can have time to shop for the children of CASA – and yes, that means you can take advantage of tons of deals during Black Friday and Cyber Monday after Thanksgiving! Just remember that you need to turn in your unwrapped gift – with the CASA Gift Request attached – no later than Friday, December 1st. The drop point is at a designated location near your building’s Security Desk at 1600 Douglass in Anaheim, 25 Enterprise in Aliso Viejo, and 15 Enterprise in Aliso Viejo. CCF is proud to support CASA – we hope you will be, too.

Looking for another way to participate in our holiday drives this year?  CCF will also be creating Wish Lists on Amazon so that all Associates will have the opportunity to partake. This CCF Wish List will include an Amazon-based food drive and Toys for Tots wish list items for the less fortunate that you can include in your holiday shopping and automatically ship to one of the Food Banks that CCF already supports or a Toys for Tots location where CCF will be collecting toys. Stay tuned for the link for these Wish Lists!

Please also remember, if you do a lot of that shopping online, don’t forget that Amazon gives you the option to donate a portion of your purchase to a worthy cause using Amazon Smile.  Use this link for instructions on how to sign up for Amazon Smile (it’s free!) and choose the Carrington Charitable Foundation as your supported organization.

We’re in the most generous and giving season of the year. It’s time to show our support to those who might not otherwise have a wonderful holiday. Let’s help the less fortunate believe in good, know that they’re cared for, and give them a healthy dose of holiday magic to help them through the end of the year!