The last two months has been simply amazing when it comes to the kindness of this community. The
holiday season always begins with our shelter client’s “Breakfast with Santa,” at the Barnstorm Café. Renee Wagner put on a wonderful breakfast for both our clients and their children, but also the staff that
joined them. Santa made an appearance, and everyone came home full of holiday cheer. This was
followed by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s, “Gift of Love”. Everyone was treated to a day of fun,
games and a terrific meal, down the hill. We were driven by our favorite Citizen’s Patrol and joined by
several local officers. There were gifts for everyone, including the shelter. This lovely event was followed
by the Big Bear Disposal Party, held at Sonora Cantina. Maria was a fabulous hostess and provided us
with her amazing food. Gino Scopesi, once again out did himself and made sure all our client’s wishes
came true. The look on our children’s faces when Santa came in will never be forgotten by
anyone at that party. Special thanks to Rebecca Hinton, who works so hard to make this happen
every year. Also, thank you to t
he Rotary Santa Program for having Santa stop by and visit with children at the shelter. We would also like to the Women of the Moose, who make Christmas morning
such a lovely time for our clients. Thank you to the Big Bear High School POTUS Club and students, and the Moose Riders for their toy drives. With their donations we were able to have a "Santa Shop" where clients selected toys for their loved ones. And finally, thank you to Big Bear Middle School for putting on a food drive that was used to keep our pantry full.
We sincerely thank you all for your kindness and giving.