Spread Cheer This Year

The Beach Cities Holiday Gift Bag program, funded by your donations, gives more than 250 bags to local older adults and adults with disabilities. The gift bags are filled with essential supplies like grocery gift cards, calendars, soap, kitchen towels, stamps, crossword puzzles, flashlights, batteries and more! Since 1998, friendly volunteers have enjoyed delivering holiday gift bags and this year we again invite community members and their families to join us in spreading cheer! 

What People are Saying About Holiday Gift Bags

"Oh let me tell you what happened yesterday! 3 handsome men from the Fire Department visited me and they said that they have presents for me. I burst out crying in front of them because it was so touching. I called my family back East and told how much it meant to me. Thank you very much for thinking of me and doing all the wonderful things in our community". -Bridget, Manhattan Beach

“This is one senior here who really appreciates all that you do for seniors. Your organization goes the extra mile” -Nathan C., Client

“The holidays should be a joyous time. BCHD gives the MBPD the opportunity to spread smiles and cheers to seniors in Manhattan Beach.” -Officer Colombo & Karen Hill, Volunteer MBPD Volunteer

Ways to Give

  1. Deliver a Gift Bag. Individuals, families and groups are invited to volunteer to deliver holiday gift bags to an older adult in the Beach Cities this December. The visits help provide clients with joy, companionship and comfort during the holiday season. We had a wonderful community response to our invitation to deliver holiday gift bags! Sign-ups are now closed. However, you can still make a difference in the lives of older adults in our community by sponsoring one or more holiday gift bags this year with a donation!
  2. Donate. Each gift bag costs approximately $25. For each $25 contribution you make, you may opt to receive a card to send to a friend or relative, letting them know that a holiday gift bag has been given in their honor. By donating $100 or more by November 25th, you may have your family or organization’s generosity acknowledged in a letter given to recipients and a published thank you in a local newspaper.

YES! I’d like to bring cheer to an older adult or adult with disabilities in the Beach Cities this year by sponsoring the following:


For other contribution, please click below donate button:

Donate via Check Payment:
Make check payable to “Beach Cities Health District“. Download form and submit completed form along with check to:

Beach Cities Health District
Attn: Volunteer Services/Holiday Gift Bags
1200 Del Amo Street
​Redondo Beach, CA 90277

For questions, please contact Kate Ekman in Volunteer Services at (310) 374-3426, ext. 199 or kate.ekman@bchd.org.

Thank You to Our 2019 Donors

For helping spread cheer through Beach Cities Health District’s Holiday Gift Bag program. We would like to thank the hundreds of volunteers and donors who helped deliver 250 holiday gift bags to older adults and adults with disabilities in the Beach Cities the past holiday season.