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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Some of the Holiday Baskets delivered to needy families in Burbank December 12, 2015

550 Holiday Baskets delivered, more than 100 bikes needed

Around 550 families are enjoying some holiday cheer thanks to a huge effort by hundreds of volunteers in Burbank. Last Saturday from a staging area at George Washington Elementary School over on North Lincoln Street, weeks of food collection and donations culminated with the delivered of Holiday Baskets to eligible families with children. Earlier this week at the Burbank City Council meeting, Janet Diel, president of the Burbank Coordinating Council, updated the community on the annual program. Most of  the baskets, which are actually groups of bags, packages, boxes,... Read More →

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Bikes urgently needed for Burbank Holiday Basket Program

An urgent call went out in Burbank today for 150 bicycles for some hopeful kids. Former Burbank City Council member/volunteer, Dave Golonski, made the plea at today’s Burbank Coordinating Council meeting/luncheon at the Little White Chapel on North Avon Street here in B-town. During an update on the annual Holiday Basket Program, Golonski announced the BCC had received requests for 150 bicycles from parents unable to make this Christmas wish come true for their children. Golonski admitted “…we didn’t expect that kind of response.” So... Read More →

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Holiday Baskets food drive in Burbank tomorrow

The annual Holiday Basket Program in Burbank is heading into its final week, with a major citywide food drive tomorrow, December 5. Volunteers will be outside local grocery stores asking for food donations from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Last year over 550 needy families, including more than 2,300 individuals, received holiday gifts of mostly food, clothing, and toys from the program, according to the  Burbank Coordinating Council. The organization has been the lead on the program since 1946. The aim is to share some of... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Holiday Basket Program organizer Janet Diel and Burbank School Board candidate Dr. Armond Aghakhanian at Washington Elementary School in Burbank December 13, 2014

Election Buzz: Holiday baskets, endorsements, and ballot order

A number of candidates running for office in 2015 Burbank elections, were among the hundreds of volunteers who pitched in to help with that enormous effort to deliver some holiday joy to some of the less fortunate in our community. Among the candidates spotted at George Washington Elementary, 2322 North Lincoln Street, were Burbank School Board contender Dr. Armond Aghakhanian… …  and Burbank City Council hopefuls, Juan Guillen and Will Rogers. More than 500 holiday basket got delivered to needy families. Details on that story here. Meanwhile, several candidates... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Volunteers lined up to get information on holiday basket deliveries at Washington Elementary in Burbank December 13, 2014

Volunteers in Burbank deliver more than 500 holiday baskets

Hundreds of Burbank area families are enjoying a little extra holiday cheer thanks to the efforts of the annual Holiday Basket Program. It’s a huge effort that targets families with children in Burbank schools. For more than 60 years, the Burbank Coordinating Council  has partnered with local churches, organizations, city employees, community groups and individuals to make the holidays a little merrier for the less fortunate. This year’s program began several months ago, with applications from the families and culminated on Saturday, December 13 with the delivery of... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Some of the gift bags and boxes being checked by volunteers at George Washington Elementar y School Burbank December 13, 2013

Photo Gallery: Holiday Basket Program gears up for delivery Saturday

Today is the big delivery day for the annual Holiday Basket Program — designed to provide some holiday cheer for hundreds of needy families with school age children  in Burbank. A team of diligent volunteers and organizers worked for several hours late yesterday, building and stocking baskets for 600 families in the auditorium at George Washington Elementary School on North Lincoln Street in Burbank. The baskets are really colorful boxes and bags stuffed with things like personal items, clothes, toys, DVDs …etc. Food will be added to each... Read More →

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“Holiday Basket Program” food drive this Saturday: volunteers needed

It’s that time of year again. The annual “Holiday Basket Program” is in full swing and volunteers are needed to help provide a little of the Christmas cheer to some low-income families with school age children in Burbank. The Burbank Coordinating Council is the lead organizer and it gets assistance from “… churches, PTAs, studios, individuals, businesses, clubs, city offices, and the Burbank Temporary Aid Center..” according to the council’s website. At the council’s monthly meeting last Monday, long- time program supporter/ex-mayor of Burbank, Dave Golonski, gave... Read More →

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