To start off the holiday season properly, the CARD San Juan Capistrano office hosted its annual Thanksgiving potluck with a special guest of honor, Sgt. Garrett Decker of the United States Marines. We filled ourselves with tasty treats and enjoyed each other’s company as we bonded over the many joys of working with a client base that is so special to all our hearts. Before we bid farewell, we gathered around, marine by our side, to take one of many pictures depicting our 2011 Toys for Tots journey.
Our pleas did not go unheard and the staff made a great deal of effort to ensure we did our best to participate, as evidenced by last minute donations presented by senior therapist nominees Lauren Dunning (left) and Taraneh Lipscomb (right)
After weeks and weeks of collecting toys, the day came for Sgt. Garrett Decker and his fellow Marines to return to the SJC office for one final photo opportunity. After counting the toys and gathering around one last time, the staff at CARD SJC bid the Marines a fond farewell.
A special thank you to those who donated including Jennifer Griffith, Asia Murdy, Joyce Radcliff, Brittany Santos, Tiffany Mitchell, Tara Jewel, Taraneh Lipcomb, Caroline Gossett, and to those not mentioned…we thank you!