Promise2Kids “Give From Your Heart” Holiday Gift Drive

Help Promises2Kids Brighten the Holidays for Abused and Neglected Children and Teens in San Diego

**Locations for public drop-off now available**

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – Nov. 17, 2010 – The Promises2Kids Give From Your Heart(r) Holiday Gift Drive will collect gifts for items for foster kids for the holidays. 
“Foster children struggle even in the best of times. These past few years have been particularly hard on them, as well as the foster families with whom they live.  We want to make sure that these kids who have been dealt a difficult hand early in life are able to enjoy the things that other kids enjoy during the holidays,” says Susan Golding, CEO and president, Promises2Kids.
 Promises2Kids' Give From Your Heart(r) Holiday Gift Drive starts on Nov. 22 and ends at a LIVE DRIVE on Mon., Dec. 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Walmart in Kearny Mesa. Promises2Kids asks for help from San Diegans to donate a new, unwrapped gift at one of the 300 collection bins that will be stationed throughout the county.   
The organization seeks to exceed the 13,000 gifts that were collected during the 2009 drive. The gifts will be distributed to more than forty partner organizations including the Polinsky Children's Center, Mary's House Transitional Housing Program, local foster homes, and group homes.
Suggested gifts include toys, board games, dolls, books, sporting equipment, bikes, skateboards, age-appropriate DVD's, arts and crafts supplies and gift cards and electronics for teens ages 13 and older.  A full wish list can be found on the Promises2Kids website at
The Live Drive on Mon., Dec. 13 will be held at Walmart in Kearny Mesa at 4840 Shawline Drive from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Bins will be available during the Live Drive for the public to drop off donations throughout the day.
The Promises2Kids Give From Your Heart(r) Gift Drive partners include BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) San Diego, Boyer Moving and Storage, Kilroy Realty Corporation, Walmart, Wendy's Hamburgers, and KUSI News San Diego, Z90FM and Magic 92.5 FM.
Volunteers are still needed. Please contact Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator Laurie Spears at 858-427-1112.
About Promises2Kids
Promises2Kids was founded 30 years ago under the name The Child Abuse Prevention Foundation.  The organization is also known as The Polinsky Children's Center Foundation, the only charitable arm of the Polinsky Children's Center. Since 1981, Promises has led the fight against child abuse and neglect in San Diego County, distributing more than $21 million and providing support and services for more than 166,000 children in need in San Diego County.
Give From Your Heart(r) Holiday Gift Drive Bin Locations
These locations are open to the public to drop-off donations (as of Nov. 16, 2010)
Northern San Diego County/Riverside County:
* Wendy's: 1002 Mission Ave., Oceanside, 92054
* Wendy's: 3705 Plaza Drive, Oceanside, 92056
* California Coast Credit Union: 3485 Marron Road, Oceanside, 92056
* Wendy's: 825 College Blvd., #102-608, Oceanside, 92057
* California Coast Credit Union: 5814 Van Allen Way, Suite 190, Carlsbad, 92008
* Wendy's: 567 W. Vista Way, Vista, 92083
* California Coast Credit Union: 140 Knoll Road, San Marcos, 92069
* Wendy's: 1530 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido, 92025
* Wendy's: 960 El Norte Parkway, Escondido, 92025
* California Coast Credit Union: 962 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido, 92025
* Wendy's: 1660 Main St., Ramona, 92065
* California Coast Credit Union: 13616 Poway Road, Suite 200, Poway, 92064
* Wendy's: 102 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, 92024
* Wendy's: 10801 Thornmint Road, San Diego, 92127
* Wendy's: 10536 Craftsman Way, San Diego, 92127
* Wendy's: 11152 Rancho Carmel Drive, San Diego, 92129
* Wendy's: 40460 Murrieta Hot Springs Road, Murrieta, 92563
* Wendy's: 27672 Jefferson Ave., Temecula, 92590
Central San Diego:
* Wendy's: 10196 Scripps Poway Parkway, San Diego, 92131
* California Coast Credit Union: 9825 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, 92131
* California Coast Credit Union: 8220 Mira Mesa Blvd., Suite D, San Diego, 92126
* California Coast Credit Union: 4265 Genesee Ave., San Diego, 92117
* Wendy's: 4770 Convoy St., San Diego 92117
* Kearny Mesa Hyundai Subaru: 4797 Convoy St., San Diego, 92111
* Kearny Mesa Infiniti: 4670 Convoy St., San Diego, 92111
* Pacific Honda: 4761 Convoy St., San Diego, 92111
* Kearny Pearson Ford: 7303 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, 92111
* Wendy's: 9290 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, 92123
* California Coast Credit Union: 4285 Ruffin Road, San Diego, 92123
* Wendy's: 6585 Mission Gorge Road, San Diego, 92120
* Wendy's: 8637 Navajo Road, San Diego, 92119
* Wendy's: 1621 Grand Ave., San Diego, 92109
* Wendy's: 3760 Midway Drive, San Diego, 92110
* Wendy's: 1111 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, 92108
* Wendy's: 8310 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego, 92108
* California Coast Credit Union: 4470 Park Blvd., San Diego, 92116
* California Coast Credit Union: 1060 University Ave., Suite A101, 92103
* Wendy's: 2825 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, 92104
* Wendy's: 101 Broadway, San Diego, 92101
* California Coast Credit Union: 440 Beech St., San Diego, 92101
Eastern San Diego:
* Wendy's: 9655 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, 92071
* California Coast Credit Union: 9808 Mission Gorge Road, Suite A, Santee, 92071
* California Coast Credit Union: 898 Jackson St., El Cajon, 92020
* Wendy's: 871 Broadway, El Cajon, 92021
* Wendy's: 686 Jamacha, El Cajon, 92021
* Wendy's: 8749 Campo Road, La Mesa, 91941
* California Coast Credit Union: 8002 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa, 91942
* Wendy's: 740 N. Imperial Highway, El Centro, 92243
Southern San Diego:
* California Coast Credit Union: 1704 Sweetwater Road, National City, 91950
* California Coast Credit Union: 386 E. H St., Suite 213, Chula Vista, 91910
* Wendy's: 618 E St., Chula Vista, 91912
* Wendy's: 960 Eastlake Parkway, Chula Vista, 91914

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