2006 Holiday Edition 15 January 2007 Compiled & Edited by: Leslie Gray

Serving 5,000 active-duty junior-enlisted military service members and their families each month with over 40 free programs!

Happy Holidays!
This is our first annual special holiday edition - our effort to capture *all* of the events we provide to our local military during the busy and stressful holiday season.

Family Outreach - 20th Annual Holiday Toy Program

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Holiday Toy Program (cont.)

This holiday season we served a whopping 418 families, which included 574 children, through the 20th Annual Holiday Program! Of those families served, 295 received 2 toys per registered child and a commissary gift certificate; the remaining 123 received toys only. We called in the entire waitlist, so everyone who signed up got a chance to access the program.

In addition to the support the Holiday Toy Program received from numerous individuals – some sending checks all the way from Illinois and Virginia – we would like to recognize the following San Diego businesses and organizations for their contributions:
Downtown Lions Club FOCUS BAE Systems Women’s Day Magazine Welcome Club of Scripps Ranch San Diego Madres Santa Fe Christian School Christian Women of Coronado Golden Triangle Rotary Spa Wars City of Escondido Kiwanis of El Cajon AT&T Clairemont Republican Women Pacific Beach Women’s Club Metropolitan Correctional Center Optimist Club of El Cajon Valley North Island Credit Union Intel Mt. Miguel Covenant Retirement Wandering Elks of El Cajon San Diego Self Storage Kiwanis Club of San Diego Navy Exchange @ 32nd Street Navy Region SW – employees Kiwanis Club of El Cajon Valley San Diego Padres Peninsula Lions Club Mission Beach Women’s Club Paradise Valley Hospital St. Therese Academy Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce Kensington Optimists VFW Post 2082 of Lemon Grove Council of Community Clinics Grossmont Toys R Us

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Family Outreach Christmas Adopt-A-Family

Family Outreach additionally sponsors the Christmas Adopt-A-Family program - this year accommodating 30 families! Provisions are provided by individuals or businesses based on a “wish list” from the family. Above/Right: Tierrasanta resident Randy Schimka plays Santa to a military family along with Family Outreach social workers Jane Beers, Amanda Cross, and Coleen Cobbs.

Active Duty - Christmas Home Hospitality

Above: Women’s Council of the Navy League Mary Vay, Betsy Frankle, Bill Bridge (Santa) and Maria Taggart (Mrs. Clause)

Christmas @ Naval Medical Center

The Christmas Spirit was alive and well at the ASY offices located in Naval Medical Center. Many organizations and individuals from the San Diego community came down for visits to show support for active duty military patients. Patients were lucky enough to receive gift cards, stockings, cookies, and other goodies from Santa and all his helpers. And yes, for the record, none of the patients were on Santa’s naughty list! Many thanks in particular to Lincoln Management’s Sam Merrick (our incoming Executive Director already spreading cheer and good will for the ASY) and Women’s Council of the Navy League for making the holidays special for patients at Naval Medical Center!

Christmas Morning @ The Hard Rock Cafe

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