Acton, CA – Congressman Mike Garcia (R, CA-25) this weekend led 25 of his volunteers as they distributed nearly 200 toys to local kids in foster care. Team Garcia’s effort came as part of a holiday event at Fostering Unity, an Acton non-profit that works to improve outcomes for children in foster care by providing support, education and resources to caregivers.
“Not everyone is lucky enough to be surrounded by friends and family during the holidays, but our local kids in foster care deserve to have an incredible Christmas,” Garcia said. “So many of these kids have very little, and it was great to see Team Garcia bring some Christmas cheer to some of the most vulnerable in our community. I encourage everyone to take the opportunity to lend a hand to those in need this holiday season.”
After holding a toy drive and collecting nearly 200 gifts from over 50 members of the CA-25 community, Garcia’s volunteers delivered and distributed those toys at Fostering Unity’s annual Winter Wonderland event. The event also gave kids the chance to meet Santa, play in snow and experience a drive-thru holiday light show.
Saturday’s toy delivery capped a year of Saturdays of Service led by Garcia and his dedicated volunteers. In just a dozen events, Team Garcia was able to donate 3,000 lbs of food to local food banks, provide hundreds of care packages for our veterans and law enforcement officers and donate 20 pints of blood to ease a shortage in our local hospitals.
Mike Garcia believes in a strong national defense and is a pro-business, pro-taxpayer, political outsider with nearly 20 years of service to this country as one of the first Super Hornet strike fighter pilots in the Navy and is a highly decorated US Naval Officer. Garcia is a first-generation American whose father immigrated to the US in 1959 and has lived in the 25th district for nearly all of his life. Garcia lives in Santa Clarita with his wife and two sons. He was elected to Congress on May 12, 2020, winning a Special Election with 55% and becoming the first California Republican to flip a Democrat seat since 1998.
The 25th district encompasses the cities of Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster and the northern part of the San Fernando Valley. The median income is $76,866 and the ethnic breakdown is 45.8% White, 8% Black, 7.7% Asian and 35.3% Hispanic.
To learn more about Mike and his campaign for Congress, visit ElectMikeGarcia.com.