The USS Foundation, a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to helping children in need, partnered with the loss prevention industry, retail community, and local business sponsors to conduct their annual Holiday Merrython, a four-day program that provided warm holiday meals and festivities to underprivileged families from December 13–16.
Adel Sayegh, USS Foundation founder, expressed his gratitude to the foundation’s support system: its sponsors and donors who contribute throughout the year and make all the charitable events and endeavors possible. He extended special thanks to industry leader Jim Lee and LP Magazine.
“At USS, we are dedicated to giving back and serving those in the communities where we live and operate,” said Sayegh. “Especially during the holidays, it is vital to give back to the community, and our volunteers and employees eagerly anticipate this event every year.”
The 2016 USS Foundation Holiday Merrython activities included gift-giving and holiday meals for residents of Fontana, Rialto, Rancho Cucamonga, and Ontario, CA.
Holiday Merrython Events
- December 13, 2016: The USS Foundation hosted a visit from Santa Claus to pass out presents to students at Date Elementary in Fontana.
- December 14, 2016: The Foundation and its volunteers brought Santa and gifts to two more classes at Levis Bemis and Dollahan Elementary, both in Rialto. Later that afternoon, the Foundation partnered with the San Bernardino sheriff’s department to donate more than 20 bicycles to some deserving kids.
- December 15, 2016: The USS Foundation visited fourteen families at the Casa Colina Children’s Hospital. In addition to visiting with Santa Claus and passing out presents, the group brought arts and crafts and cookies to decorate. That evening, the Foundation hosted its “We Care” dinner at the First Lutheran’s Church in Ontario, where warm holiday meals, prepared and served by volunteers, were provided to families in need.
- December 16, 2016: The fourth day concluded the charitable spree, with visits to two classrooms at Tokay Elementary in Fontana and a final
bike donation for 50 children in partnership with the Fontana Police Department. The last event that evening, with Ark Homes Foster Family Agency in Rancho Cucamonga, focused on teenagers and young adults.
This is the third year the USS Foundation has brought its Holiday Merrython program and these activities to local communities and families in need. Learn more about the USS Foundation at www.ussfoundation.org.