Several organizations are spreading holiday cheer throughout the Inland Empire.
Non-profit groups, local businesses and some cities are hosting toy giveaways and free Christmas block parties in the upcoming weeks to ensure families do not go without this season.
The following is a list of free holiday resources for families in need in the Inland-area:
Christmas Toy Giveaways
19th Annual Christmas Block Party
Dec. 10 — 10 a.m. to noon
Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Avenue.
Hosted by the Redlands Police Department, Quality of Life Department, local businesses and numerous volunteers, the annual event offers free gifts to children in the Redlands community along with food, bicycles, games and crafts.
Christmas Dinner Luncheon for Seniors 60+
Dec. 15 — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Lugonia Senior Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave.
Reservations are required and going on now.
Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy’s 11th annual Toy Giveaway and Resource Fair
Dec. 17 — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Living Way Christian Fellowship, 16725 Valencia Avenue
Event will offer 500 turkeys and food bags to provide for a holiday dinner, 1,000 toys and community resources and vendors.
Christmas Toy Giveaway
Dec. 18 — 10 a.m. to noon
Vida Life Ministries, 11608 Cedar Ave.
Registration is going on now and is required for the toy giveaway.
Information: 323-823-4762 or 323-351-3724
14th Annual Toy Distribution and “Posada Navideña” for children 12 and under
Dec. 18 – Noon to 4 p.m. in Riverside
Hosted by the San Gorgonio Pass Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Entertainment, a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus, crafts, hot dogs, beverages and more.
Event is open to the public.
For location information: 951-849-9029
Victor Valley Rescue Mission Christmas Toy Giveaway
Dec. 20 — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
San Bernardino County Fairgrounds, 14800 Seventh Street The Christmas event includes fun for the entire family and will feature Santa’s Village, crafts, games and live music.
The event is open to families with children 12 and under.
Registration is required and is available now through Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mission, 15572 7th Street.