Victoria House Corporation (VHC) began over ten years ago in a small Idaho town with a safe house for women and children in recovery from domestic violence. From that experience the foundation was laid for the organization’s growth into a vibrant community non-profit. Our San Diego, California-based organization consists of a diverse group of domestic and international associates who represent many cultures and languages.
VHC’s main goal is to help people improve their lives one-by-one.
VHC has developed an extensive outreach to the San Diego Asian community, which includes partnering and collaborating with governmental agencies and organizations, as well as hosting various cultural events. Currently, our organization is in the process of developing a self-sustaining community garden, revitalizing neighborhood North Park events, involvement in neighborhood associations, local nonprofits, civic groups, community meetings, faith-based organizations, local business development, along with food distribution to local needy families.
Greetings from Victoria House Corporation, the Host of the 53rd Annual NORTH PARK TOYLAND PARADE! Saturday, December 3rd, 2016!
This year, the 53rd edition of the Parade, will be sponsored, once again, by Victoria House Corporation (VHC), a group of dedicated residents and volunteers who organize and execute the Parade from start to finish! After the Parade, we celebrate with a Festival. At the Festival, a stage of Christmas choir singers and musicians playing Christmas songs. There will be a “fun zone” for kids to enjoy! We must not forget…Santa will be there, too, for kids of all ages to visit! It is a wonderful opportunity to support a time-honored tradition in North Park, the Toyland Parade. As you may know, North Park is enjoying a period of renaissance; there are new businesses opening and the arts are thriving! With that, we are enjoying increased support from civic-minded residents, businesses, and community groups eager to celebrate our special neighborhood.
The Toyland Parade starts at the corner of Utah Street and University Avenue (San Diego, 92104) promptly at 11:00am! The Parade route runs straight down University Avenue and ends at Herman Street (see picture). For further details, check our website toylandparade.com along with all the information to participate. The Festival runs from 12:00pm to 3:00pm, located behind the North Park Theatre at 2891 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104.
All during the year, we are continually collecting new, unwrapped toys and food donations for deserving families in the community. Feel free to drop-off any donations, at any time, to our office and/or the day of the North Park Toyland Parade and Festival on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016! We will also have drop-off locations within the community businesses around the Christmas Season.
In closing, if you have any questions, or know of other groups that would like to participate in this year’s Parade, please call the VHC office, phone (619) 269-7880, E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or have them visit our website for further information and forms (www.toylandparade.com).
Thank you for your continued support! We’re looking forward to seeing you at the Parade & Festival this year to help Celebrate the 53rd Annual North Park Toyland Parade…rain or shine!
With Holiday Cheer,
Victoria House Corporation,
North Park Toyland Parade Host
What is Light Up the Sky for Breast Cancer ®?
Light Up The Sky For Breast Cancer ® is a Nationwide event scheduled within the month of October, which is recognized throughout the world as National/International Breast Cancer Month. Our first event was October 19, 2013, at 7pm, in the four different time zones within the United States of America. The event is designed to occur simultaneously across the country.* We will continue to accept donations year-round for this worthy cause. Each year, during the month of October, we will choose the perfect night to Light Up The Sky for our loved ones. Our hopes are to raise awareness to all and have the World participate.
Day of Hope and Remembrance
Participants will gather privately for small groups or in designated Key locations for medium to large groups. After basic introductions to open the event, a moment of silence will be held, then a countdown to the 7pm hour, at that hour, our participants will launch their pink-lighted device into the sky, proclaiming for whom they are lighting the sky. The event is one of celebration, remembrance and determination. We are celebrating life, remembering the battles fought: won and lost with this silent killer of both women and men, and showing our unification in our determination to eradicate this disease by any means necessary.
For Whom Do You Light Up The Sky?
*We are not excluding people from overseas to participate; our primary focus is the continental USA, hence the importance of social media. We understand that breast cancer has no borders.*
Please click-on the flashing logo above for our Light Up The Sky For Breast Cancer ® specific website. www.lightuptheskyforbreastcancer.org