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Making Spirits Bright

December 4, 2021

What is Making Spirits Bright?

Making Spirits Bright is an annual event coordinated by Fresno EOC Sanctuary and Support Services and various partners that will provide holiday cheer for 25 low-income families. The location changes annually as each year a new Fresno County elementary school is selected.

Families will receive gifts, stockings, and a Christmas tree. Sanctuary’s Making Spirits Bright event brings together Fresno’s businesses and community groups working together to serve others.

Our 2020 partners: PG&E, Amazon, and private donors.

Since 1994, Making Spirits Bright has reached 795 families, including 2,817 children residing in Fresno County. In 2016, The Making Spirits Bright Committee was recognized as Volunteer Business Organization of the Year by Hands On Central California.


Help Us Spread Some Cheer!

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Volunteer Information

Would you like to volunteer? We need ———- ———.

Make a Donation

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*Donations will be used for stocking stuffers and family baskets.

Holiday Wish List for Family Baskets (25 Families)

Food Items

  • Candy canes
  • Marshmallows
  • Cookies
  • Hot cocoa
  • Food gift cards
  • Grocery store gift cards
  • Pancake mix
  • Syrup
  • Fruit cups / Applesauce

Christmas Tree Items

  • Boxes of Christmas tree ornaments
  • Boxes of Christmas lights
  • Christmas trees


  • Books (all ages)
  • Board games
  • Infant toys
  • Toddler toys (6 months to 4 years old)
  • School age toys (5-12 years old)
  • Teenager toys (13-18 years old)


  • Throw blankets
  • Gloves
  • Socks
  • Scarves
  • Beanies

More Details

Event will be held Saturday, December 4, 2021 at ———- ———-.

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