Senator Norma Torres Collects Toys For Kids

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Senator Norma Torres is partnering with Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) for her 12th Annual Book and Toy drive to benefit low income children and families living in San Bernardino County.

"The great recession has impacted families in my district harder than most of California," said Senator Norma Torres.

Senator Norma Torres collects toys for kids.

Senator Torres’ 12th Annual Book and Toy drive benefits Child Care Resource Center.

Senator Norma Torres is partnering with Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) for her 12th Annual Book and Toy drive to benefit low income children and families living in San Bernardino County.

There are over 73,000 children, just in San Bernardino County, currently living below the federal poverty level. "The great recession has impacted families in my district harder than most of California," said Senator Norma Torres. "Many of these families are struggling just to make ends meet this holiday season."

On Wednesday December 4th, Torres will kick off her annual drive at CCRC’s San Bernardino office, followed by story time at the local non-profit’s on site resource library. The Senator will also distribute books to children at the event with donations from CCRC’s literacy campaign, What a Difference a BOOK Makes.

"This year the Child Care Resource Center will distribute 10,000 books and toys to children in programs across our service area. We wouldn't be able to do this without valuable community partners who understand the needs of families in their community, like Senator Norma Torres. We are so pleased to be able to partner with Senator Torres this year to make the holiday season a little brighter for children in San Bernardino," said Donna Sneeringer, CCRC’s Director of Government Relations.

You, too, can make a difference this holiday season by sponsoring the holiday book and toy drive. Here’s how you can help:
o    Donate new books and toys.
o    Host a collection bin at your place of employment, civic group or church.
o    Make a tax deductible donation.

For more information regarding CCRC’s Book and Toy drive or other agency programs and services, please contact CCRC’s Communications Department at 818-717-1036.

About Senator Norma J. Torres:

Senator Norma J. Torres was elected in May 2013 to represent the 32nd Senate District, which includes the cities of Pomona, Montclair, Ontario, Fontana, Rialto, Colton, San Bernardino and the communities of Bloomington and Muscovy. She previously served in the State Assembly and as a Pomona City Council Member and Mayor. As an elected official, Torres has championed issues that improve the quality of life and safety of working families, children and seniors.

About CCRC:

Established 37 years ago, the Child Care Resource Center promotes optimal child development and family well-being through access to quality child care, family support, economic development, and community education.

Contact: Cristen Sayegh
Phone: 818-717-1034
Email: Csayegh(at)ccrcla(dot)org

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