McClellan, CA – McClellan Business Park, LLC raised a record $29,000 this year to purchase groceries and gifts to help 250 local families in need.
One of the families, identified by local schools as having a greater need received gloves, hats, coats, blankets, diapers, 2 new bicycles, new dishes, pots, pans, flatware, a crib for the baby, a bed for the teenager, along with a Christmas tree and decorations. The family of 7 was formerly homeless and has recently been given temporary housing subsidized by Teichert.
McClellan Park, over the last 7 years, has helped provide a brighter holiday for more than 950 local families who are living at or below poverty level. Last year, McClellan Park raised a record $21,533 and provided 210 Holiday Baskets and 210 grocery bags to local families.
This year, families received a holiday basket filled with all the ingredients for a holiday meal, a $50.00 grocery gift card, a board game and an additional box filled with staple items such as bread, spaghetti, pasta sauce, peanut butter & jelly, chicken noodle soup, tuna, mac n cheese, oatmeal, hot chocolate, and granola bars. The families all have children at one of four area elementary schools – Bell Avenue, F.C. Joyce, Dry Creek and Madison Avenue.
“For most of these children, the only meal they receive is at school, so it was important to try to fill that gap this year,” said Charity Committee Chair, Magee Duke. “We hope the addition of the staples will help feed the children during the holiday break.”
McClellan Park made a donation, in lieu of holiday gifts, on behalf of its tenants and vendors to The Holiday Food Basket Program. “We’ve made the Holiday Baskets part of our year-round operation. Many of these families would not have a holiday meal without our help. Given how many people are hurting financially, we just felt we should give back to our community," President Larry Kelley says.
About McClellan Park:
The County of Sacramento selected McClellan Business Park, LLC, in 1999 to acquire and redevelop McClellan Air Force Base. McClellan Air Force Base was renamed McClellan Business Park (McClellan Park) in 2001. McClellan Park boasts a fully-operational airport, full-service hotel, fitness facility, rail system, office, industrial, retail and dormitories. The project consists of 3,000 acres with approximately 8.5 million square feet of useable buildings and 500 acres of developable land and is fully entitled for over 16 million square feet of commercial, retail, office and residential buildings. For additional information, please visit McClellan Business Park’s website at http://www.mcclellanpark.com.