The Friends of Oakley continue to give back to the community year after year with their annual Christmas Basket Giveaway Program to 300 needy Oakley families.
The program collects toys year round and the real effort begins in November where signs-ups occur over a 3-day period which is limited to the first 300 families. The organization then hosts a series of Christmas present events to wrap up the toys and sort them by age group. The night before the give-a-way, they separates the food. The give-a-way includes a turkey dinner, bread, fruits and vegetables, and other goodies along with toys for the children.
Along with the many volunteers who contribute to the success of this event, Oakley City Councilmembers Kevin Romick and Diane Burgis along with City Manager Bryan Montgomery were on hand to lend a helping hand. Former City Councilmember and Mayor Pat Anderson who is President of the Friends of Oakley coordinated the event.
For more on the Friends of Oakley, visit their website.