Eaton Canyon Foundation sponsors events throughout the year to feed both the body and the soul. Donations are solicited throughout the year for these vital, heartwarming events. Your donation towards these events would be highly appreciated.
Annual Christmas Toy Giveaway
In 2019, we celebrated our 20th Annual Christmas Toy Giveaway at Central Park in Pasadena. The annual toy giveaway provides an “Open to The Public & Come as You Are” festive Christmas event for the less fortunate children and families who otherwise would have a very minimal or no Christmas at all. Eaton Canyon Foundation provides them with an afternoon of joy, toys, laughter and the spirit of Christmas. It is a celebration of life that is extremely needed and appreciated by those we serve.
Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus, we were unable to collect or distribute donated toys from the community in 2020 to prevent the further spread of bacteria. Instead, we collected funds to purchase gift cards and vouchers during the holiday season. We reached our goal of $5,000 and distributed gift cards and cash to homeless families and individuals in Southern California. We began distribution a week before Christmas and ended on New Year’s Day at various homeless encampments, parks, parking lots, and other locations often visited by the homeless.
During the Thanksgiving Holiday period, Eaton Canyon Foundation gives away food baskets and Thanksgiving meals to the homeless and low-income families in the community. Volunteers assist in delivering meals in collaboration with several local food-give-away programs.
At a time when most of us are gathered in the comfort of our homes, surrounded by family and loved ones, giving thanks for all we have, those dealing with homelessness and food insecurity can come together for a hot meal and fellowship.
Easter Egg Hunt
For kids facing food and housing insecurity, events that bring the diversion of fun, laughter and joy are so appreciated. Eaton Canyon Foundation hosts an annual Easter Egg Hunt for the children of these underserved communities where they can interact and have fun with other children in their same situation.
Mother’s Day Dinner
Eaton Canyon Foundation honors mothers each year with our annual Mother’s Day Dinner. With many of those we serve being women who are homeless, battered, addicted or dealing with mental illness, having this moment of being remembered, seen and celebrated is a lifeline to normalcy. Recognizing that many women end up in deprived situations at no fault of their own, honoring them on Mother’s Day helps restore a positive sense of self-worth that is desperately needed.