By Lieu Dang Suss, MPH, Program Director
AUHS Foundation brought Christmas joy to 450 underprivileged children last Saturday at our 13th Annual Santa Cause: Toys for Joy, Dec. 17. 2022. Santa and Mrs. Claus (AUHS staff member Mrs. Mastron) brought magical cheers as they greeted children and posed for photos with families. The Signal Hill Fire Department engaged with the community for the duration of the event, handing out candy canes, cookies and taking photos in front of their fire engine; we got lucky as they didn’t get called away for help.
Thank you to Ms. Rosa Campanioni and the Best Buy team in Compton for donating toys, Bagel Brother Bakery in Costa Mesa for donating thousands of cookies, and Anastacio for connecting AUHS Foundation to backpack and apparel donations. And thanks to the AUHS community for your generous donations.
Thank you to the AUHS staff, faculty and students who donated toys and funds, and helped sort, carry, wrap, and decorate all week in preparation for last Saturday’s event. Merry Christmas and God Bless!