December 26, 2017

PPO Reed dressed as a snowperson next to a stack of toys
PPO Reed welcomed parents into "Santa's Workshop" to pick out gifts for their children.
Families gathered in the 7th floor conference room of the ASD’s Mead Building for the Family Services Unit annual holiday party. Santa welcomed the kids for photos, snacks, treats, and games while parents browsed the stacks of toys.

DCJ staff donated unopened toys and games for the event. The Portland Winterhawks donated stuffed animals for the kids from their annual Teddy Bear Toss event.

Every year, this event allows parents, who might otherwise be unable to afford gifts, to pick out new gifts for their children. Wrapping paper, ribbons, and tape was provided so parents could not only pick out the gifts, but also wrap and label them for their children.

The FSU staff dedicate time, energy, and love each year to make this event happen. They refer families from their caseloads and spend the event building camaraderie and connecting with their clients and families.

FSU would like to thank all of DCJ for contributing to their toy drive, making this event possible.