Dana Point Times

Children across the globe are sending letters, baking cookies and ensuring they stay on Father Christmas’ “good list” as the man in red prepares to leave the North Pole. Here in Dana Point, local organizations and businesses are safeguarding their wishes and hosting events for children and families to make holiday dreams come true.

StillWater Spirits & Sounds, at 24701 Del Prado Avenue, and Blue Water Audio will host a Toys for Tots benefit on Sunday, December 7 from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Performers will keep visitors entertained throughout the day. Bring an unwrapped new toy or a $10 donation for children throughout Orange County.

After a successful Halloween candy buy-back, local dentist Dr. Judy Tiffany and her staff will collect Toys for Tots donations. Toys will be collected on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to noon, at Monarch View Dental, Inc., located at 28 Monarch Bay Plaza, Suite C.

Dana Point Jet Ski and Kayak Center will also collect donations for Toys for Tots. Last year the center filled two bins, but hopes to increase their collection to fill three this holiday season. Donations can be dropped off at 34671 Del Puerto Place.

From now until Monday, December 16, the Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group is collecting donations to give Marines, Sailors and their families a holiday surprise. Toys and gift cards are being collected around town. Visit www.danapoint5thmarines.com for locations. All donations will be given to Marines at the 5th Marine Regiment holiday party.

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