Dear Business Owner:

For 36 years the City of Montclair has been providing holiday food and toy baskets to Montclair families in need and we are asking for your help toward this successful and worthwhile project. Last year we served over 500 of our Montclair neighbors entirely through donations of food, toys, and cash from businesses and individuals throughout the community. We hope we can count on your support to assist us this year.

There are four ways your business can become part of this needed program:

  • Adopting-a-family for the holidays. By doing so you will provide a family with a box full of food staples for a holiday meal and at least one new gift for a qualified child. A list of suggested items is attached for your convenience. All food/toy baskets will be distributed to families before the holidays; therefore, we request that you deliver your food/toys to our Recreation Center by December 10 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Make a tax-deductible donation. All donations of toys, non-perishable food, and money are greatly appreciated and are tax-deductible. Monetary donations help to purchase perishable food and toys. A donation of $75 will provide a complete basket of food and toys for a parent and child. A donation of $100 will provide a basket of food and toys for a family of four.
  • Host a donation bin at your business. City staff will deliver and pick-up the bin when it is full.
  • Attend the Business Helping Families Event. Attend on December 9, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Bring unwrapped toys, non-perishable food items, and/or monetary donations and enjoy a casual lunch. Flyer enclosed.

Stringent eligibility guidelines are in place to ensure we serve families in need. If you would like to join us in helping children and families during this holiday season, please complete the online form at this link or mail the form (linked below) in the enclosed envelope by December 6, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Mayra Cano at (909) 625-9457 or

Thank you for your generosity.

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