SCS Community Holiday Center

SCS Open House

Date: Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

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All year long, the SCS volunteers are collecting donations, wrapping our “boxes,” and looking for bargains to stock the Community Holiday Center.


Genentech volunteers help stock the Holiday Center food pantry.

Over 600 volunteers move tons of food and supplies, sort food and toys, stock shelves, escort clients, accept and pick up donations, and staff the reception area.

For two weeks every holiday season our busy warehouse turns into a virtual North Pole with new toys, gifts, and food available for Sunnyvale neighbors in need.

Every year approximately 1,500 families are able to “shop” at our brightly decorated warehouse for two weeks worth of food for the holidays, along with new toys and gifts for infants through teens, plus a household gift to brighten the holidays for the whole family.

Items Most Needed:

Gifts for Teens

  • Earbuds & Headphones
  • Small battery powered speakers
  • Personal grooming items
  • Razors
  • Cosmetics
  • $10 & $15 gift cards to Target, Starbucks, Movie Theaters

Gifts for 7-12 year olds

  • Legos for boys and girls
  • Nerf guns
  • Tech decks
  • Bratz dolls
  • Hello kitty items
  • Hair accessories
  • Disney toys
  • Infant toys
  • Soccerballs, Basketballs, Footballs
  • Young girls makeup and hair products

Stocking Stuffers for Children Ages 2-6

  • Small dolls (Barbie and others)
  • Plastic jewelry
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Play dough

Gifts for the family

  • Electric skillets
  • Toaster ovens
  • Laundry detergent (30 loads or larger in bottle or boxes)
  • All purpose cleaners and wipes (lysol, Soft Scrub, Mr. Clean)
  • Small vacuums
  • Dustbusters

Food Items (low sugar, whole grain products in plastic or metal containers appreciated)

  • Canned soups
  • Canned tuna and meats
  • Canned fruits
  • Canned tomato products
  • Cereals (low sugar)
  • Canola oil
  • Canned pasta meals/chilli
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Pinto beans (2lbs)
  • Rice (2lbs)
  • Cake Mixes
  • Instant coffee and teas
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