Each year the Cambria Rotary Club adopts about 40 children in a low-income housing complex in neighboring San Simeon and provides them with gifts to put under their Christmas tree. The kids fill out "Letters to Santa" listing what they would like for Christmas (usually toys) and what they need (clothing, etc.). Club members then adopt one or more of the children and donate some, if not all of the items they requested, wrap them and deliver them to "Santa" who will distribute the gifts to the families closer to Christmas.
On Saturday, November 15, much to the delight of the kids, we organized a party so we could gather all the kids together for games, face-painting, hot dogs, hot chocolate and goodies and to help them fill out their letters to Santa.