For the third consecutive year, local small business owners Brian and Cherise Sonderman have had the joy of playing Santa for the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission’s annual family holiday party. Year after year the Mission happily takes on the overwhelming task of making sure that each of the 5 to 7 thousand children in attendance have a gift, which will quite possibly be the only one they receive this year.
CVRM Executive Office Coordinator, Linda Garland was touched last Wednesday when she saw Retrotel employees arrive with a van load of this year’s hottest and most in demand toys. The elves were all wearing matching Santa shirts as they unloaded the toys.
Even with Retrotel’s generous donation, the Mission is currently experiencing a huge shortage, having less than half of the gifts needed. This year’s party will take place on December 19th. Anyone wishing to make a donation of any size may drop unwrapped toys off at the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, 47-518 Van Buren Street in Indio. For more information contact Linda Garland at 760-347-3512.
Retrotel, Inc. is a Palm Springs based small business, selling business telephone systems and offering a large inventory of parts with certified repair technicians.