The CLC participated in it’s first Holiday Toy Drive this year and collected so many toys and books that it took several carloads to deliver to the giveaway site! The CLC seniors of Sunnyside and Midtown Terrace gladly stepped up to participate in the Sixth Annual “All in SF” Miracle in the Mission toy drive. “All in SF” is a Mission district car club that supports the community with two main events every year. Besides doing the Toy Drive they also do a back pack giveaway in August. The beauty of CLC’s participation this year is that it brought generations and communities together. The CLC seniors supported the younger adults who organized the toy drive for the children. It also united the Midtown Terrace and Sunnyside communities with the Mission district. We see
the residents of the Mission district everywhere we go as we shop, order food and use other services provided by these brave essential workers. Yet because of the Covid, we have not been able to visit and support their Mission neighborhood businesses. This amazing toy drive brought us together for a wonderful experience of sharing, giving, and demonstrating our thanks to these workers and their children. John Gallardo of “All in SF” has already invited the CLC seniors to return for next year’s toy drive as Lead-Decorators in their original location at the John O’Connell school yard. The pictures below show some of the two thousand – plus children who came and waited in a four-block long line to enter the Mission Language and Vocational School site, a community landmark of the Mission. Please contact Community Connectors if you want to become involved in this very worthwhile ongoing mission in the Mission.