The weather wasn’t frightful, although LA had just experienced some horrific winds. On December 2nd, Sweet Charities San Fernando Valley descended on ONEGeneration in Reseda and proceeded to decorate trees. We were joined by many other volunteers from various organizations located in the valley. The trees were to be auctioned off the next day and the proceeds given to M.A.P.S Charities (for Seniors) and ONEGeneration a thriving senior center.
Whereas some tree decorators started off with a specific plan, that yielded spectacular results, the Sweet Charities tree spent a good bit of time in dis-array. Ornaments had been donated by the dozen in every shape and color. Finally we managed to put together a fun and amazing tree complete with a pouffy bow on top.
On December 3rd, all the trees were in place along with a multitude of vendors offering unique handmade gifts. We were in charge of the Sweets table. It was called the Sweet Charities Sweet Shoppe. Homemade cookies and bakery goods along with coffee and cocoa were being eaten and enjoyed all day . . . and night.
The Sweet Charities dressed in our signature pink and black bowling shirts with matching pink Santa hats. Below are just a couple of shots from our event.
Rebecca Olkowski, Renee Harvey and Robyn Cottier
Star Tomlinson with The Drain Company Tree
Gail Lara of Made in the Valley – The Valley Girls Grew Up and Star Tomlinson
Gail Lara (right) and friend
Kristine Cherry who was also a vendor who featured handmade parasols and jewelry
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