Gift of Giving 2021


Gift of Giving is a philanthropic activity of the Assistance League of Santa Ana. Gift of Giving is held each year in December. The original Gift of Giving began as a partnership with the South Coast Plaza Merchants Association and thanks to their support this event has continued to bring joy to the students of Santa Ana for nearly 25 years. Each year, our members and community partners provide a complete holiday celebration for Santa Ana Unified School district (SAUSD) students and their families. The SAUSD staff in the Migrant Education Services department identify families that are in the greatest need of assistance during this time. ALSA is provided a “wish list” of gifts that the SAUSD families are requesting and our ALSA “elves” go to work filling those wish lists and packaging the gifts. Additionally, families are provided with grocery gift certificates, food, books and other items to make their holiday special. Each year the families are invited to an amazing Holiday party hosted at the ALSA Chapter house. The party includes photos with Santa, entertainment, face painting, cookie decorating, holiday crafts, books and toys, refreshments and lunch for all. This year like last year we will be practicing social distancing, wearing masks, and distributing gifts outside. If so inspired please donate to this wonderful event. Happy Holidays!