The Nice Guys of San Diego hosted 40 families from San Diego Youth Services at their 26th annual Community Holiday Party at SDCCU Stadium this month. The families joined more than 700 others at the event.
Each family received three bags of groceries, including a frozen turkey, fresh vegetables, dry and canned food and a gift certificate for $75 to Walmart. The children received a Christmas stocking from Santa Claus who flew in on the SDPD helicopter and were entertained by face painters, clowns, carnival rides, animals, wildlife, dancers and more.
Approximately 4,000 hot dogs, 6,000 soft drinks, 500 bags of popcorn and 3,000 candy canes and cookies were distributed.
The Nice Guys was formed in 1979 to raise money for individuals and other non-profit organizations that need “a hand up, not a hand out.” The non-profit organization has no paid staff and is run entirely by dedicated men and women community volunteers.