(The most forgotten over the Holidays, remembered)…Traditionally, the most forgotten at Christmas time are seniors and the homeless. The Sure Helpline held a pre-Christmas event for the seniors at Valley Convalescent Hospital in El Centro.
The seniors were given gift bags with stuffed animals, and socks, and they were treated to Christmas Carols and Holiday dancing by the Sure Helpline volunteers. On Christmas Day, the Brown Bag Coalition Hosted the Homeless in Calexico. They served up 50 Christmas meals, and provided a gift for each participant. Co-founder of the Coalition, Maribel Padilla also provided a Christmas hug to each person in line for the special meal.