FIRM’s 2020 Christmas event was transformed to a drive-up appointment-only socially distanced celebration. Our staff worked in shifts and maintained their distance from one another. Santa danced from a distance as parents stayed in their cars and awaited gifts as Christmas carols played on the speakers.
Thanks to the incredible generosity of United Japanese Christian Church and University Presbyterian Church of Fresno, we were able to supplement the Toys for Tots delivery to ensure that all 1000 kids who registered and were on the waitlist were able to receive toys for Christmas. Many thanks to a few brave and socially distanced volunteers who spent a cool Saturday wrapping gifts outdoors (with a huge thank you to the incredible Diane P. Phakonekham for connecting us and spending her Saturday wrapping gifts for FIRM kids).