San Joaquin County 12/11
On December 11th, San Joaquin County Department of Child Support (DCSS) held their annual Ugly Sweater Contest. It was a fun end of the year event that allowed all staff members to show off their holiday sweaters. First place went to Ashley Hullen, Child Support Officer; Office Assistant Felicia Guillory took second Place and Carin Rhodes, Child Support Officer came in third…those are some pretty FESTIVE sweaters!
Sacramento County 12/13
For this year’s holiday season, Sacramento County DCSS had a toy drive benefiting the Sacramento Children’s Home. The staff collected almost 100 toys and delivered them on Wednesday December 13th. Everyone enjoyed seeing the smiling faces of the children, especially during the holiday season.
Ventura County 12/16
This year, the Ventura DCSS family collected toys to donate to Operation Snowflake, the Ventura County Military Collaborative’s (VCMilC) annual toy drive. Operation Snowflake is a very special event in which VCMilC members and volunteers all come together to help veterans, active military personnel and their families, who may be struggling financially during the holiday season. This year, individuals and families were provided presents, food, gift cards and even a special visit by Santa Claus himself to create a memorable afternoon.
Riverside County 12/21
Riverside County Department of Child Support Services staff raised funds and bought toy donations in partnership with the California Highway Patrol. The donations that were given allowed Riverside County DCSS to “adopt” 10 families, presenting them with gift cards and toys.
San Joaquin County 12/26
In the spirit of giving, San Joaquin County DCSS was part of the White Gold Clothing Donation, to provide for the homeless and families in need at St. Mary’s Dining Room, which provides meals, health care and other services to the community. Staff members stepped up and in no time were able to drop off a huge box filled with new socks and underwear. San Joaquin County DCSS recognizes the importance of giving back, and plans to continue donating to their community partners throughout the year.