A spokesperson for the San Diego Sheriff’s Department said they, along with representatives from the District Attorney’s Office, helped select bikes which have been donated to needy families.
Toys, bicycles and food items were presented to more than 500 pre-selected families from throughout the county. The event and was reportedly organized by the United Way and the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council. Participant organizations were on hand to pass out toys, turkeys and bags of food to families that have been struggling with unemployment and/or underemployment.
In addition, more than 125 bicycles which had been refurbished by inmates being held at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility were also gifted to needy youth. The Sheriffs said the inmates have been working on this project for the past 12 months.
The labor council said items at this particular event were distributed by workers and area unions.
This toy distribution is just one of many which have taken place throughout San Diego County this holiday season. Other events, such as food, blanket and coat drives have also been organized. Police and Sheriff’s representatives from throughout the county have continued to donate their time and good will to help make the holidays brighter for less fortunate families.