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December 2, 2014 (San Diego)— The County of San Diego asks your help for its annual Public Guardian Holiday Gift Drive. The Public Guardian serves as the legally appointed guardian or conservator of persons found by the Courts to be unable to take care of themselves or their assets. These are mostly older, frail and vulnerable adults who are at risk or have been a victim of abuse or neglect.

Public administrator Ellen Schmeding says, “Through this project, we hope to enrich the lives of Public Guardian clients who would not otherwise receive a gift this holiday season. Most of these clients are without family or others to spend time with during the holidays”

Items needed include:  

  • Sweaters/Hooded Sweatshirts/Beanies (all sizes)
  • Large Print Books (new or used)
  • Slippers (with hard/rubber bottoms)
  • Pajamas
  • Clock Radios/Watches
  • New Toiletries (makeup, lotion, aftershave, etc.)    
  • Support Pillows

Please donate your unwrapped gift in new condition by December 6, 2014.  You can also donate gift cards (Visa, Wal Mart, Target, Department stores) for staff to purchase items that senior citizens may need on an individual basis.

Note: the Public Guardian’s office cannot accept cash donations or gifts from businesses contracted with the County of San Diego.

Donations can be dropped off at the office at 5560 Overland Ave., Suite 130 San Diego, CA 92123.

For questions, call (858) 694-3500 should you have any questions.



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