What a difference a year makes. Last holiday season Sparkles Forever and friends stood on a corner of a park with signs that read “Donate Toys to the Woman Shelter” in the city of Long Beach. It was a cold day, but we didn’t mind because we were excited to give back to the community. This holiday season was a warm celebration, not because we are blessed with warm SOCal weather but because we partnered up with giving Geeks from the Eats n Geeks Facebook group.
2009 Sparkles Forever Holiday Toy Drive
Eats and Geeks group was founded by Claudia Yuskoff in 2009 and over the coming year the exclusive private group has grown from 3 people in a living room to a group of more than 100. Sparkles Forever had the honor to host & partner up with the Eats n Geeks group this holiday season and made it a successful 2010 Holiday Toy Drive Celebration. So many geeks gathered and donated a toy for the Women Shelter of Long Beach.
Steven Swimmer from Name Brandable with Kyle Johnston & Joel Tanner from Gigasavvy
Mike Uesugi and Joseph Morin, founders of Social Rewards
Of course the success of the 2010 Holiday Toy Drive couldn’t of happen without participating amazing sponsors like Patti Anaya from Cha Cha Cha Restaurant who catered our delicious feast. Cha Cha Cha Cafe is known for their Carribean cuisine dishes and is loved by many local Los Angeles celebrities. My personal favorite dish is the jerk chicken. Yummm!
Many special thanks to our sponsors who also made this evening extra super special. The Long Beach Women Shelter children also thanks you for your kind generosity.
Claudia – Eats n Geeks Founder @Cyuskoff
Judy – Sino Tequila – @sinotequila
Marco Patino Photography – @marcoman64
Lala – SparklesForever @sparklesforever
Sandy – Long Beach Women’s Shelter
Can’t wait to see what the next Holiday Toy Drive may bring. It was an amazing and successful event filled with warmth, joy and happiness. Happy Holidays Geeks!
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