Happy Holidays from the City of Anaheim!

2014 has proven to be quite an eventful year in the City of Anaheim. The City not only upgraded more than 20 parks in Anaheim and completed more than 100 capital improvements to enhance our neighborhoods, but the City also committed to returning our public safety personnel to pre-recession levels. Not to mention, the dedication and grand opening of the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) as Orange County's newest transportation hub was a great way to close the year. As we reflect on all the wonderful things that have taken place in 2014, we are most appreciative of the support and passion from the Anaheim community. On behalf of the City Manager's Office along with the entire City staff, we wish all of you a very special holiday season and thank you for helping make Anaheim a great place to live, work and play.


Spark of Love

Join Anaheim Fire & Rescue at the 22nd Annual Stuff-A-Bus Event on Friday, December 19 from 4:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for the Spark of Love at Honda Center. Bring a new, unwrapped toy or sporting equipment to Honda Center's parking lot and say hello to Garth Kemp of ABC7, who will be broadcasting from the event as our local firefighters help collect and load the toys. Last year, 18 busses were filled with toys and bicycles; the goal is to donate even more this year! To learn about how to participate, click here.



Camp Venture

Don't know what to do with your kids this winter break? Sign up your child (available to children, ages 6-13) for a week-long adventure at Camp Venture held at Peralta Park. Offered by the Community Services Department, this week-long day camp provides well-rounded fun that includes games, arts, crafts, movies, nature projects, science experiments, sports activities and an excursion! Openings are still available for the weeks of December 22 and December 29 from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sack lunches are required, with afternoon snacks and beverage provided. To register, click here

Shop with a Cop

The Anaheim Police Department's Cops 4 Kids Program held its second annual Shop with a Cop event. 60 APD officers volunteered their time to shop with 60 at risk or low income Anaheim youth who each received a free $100 Target gift card to spend as they wished. In addition to the grant from Target, other organizations including many of the APD officers, went above and beyond to support their shoppers by donating their own money to ensure Anaheim's youth had a memorable holiday 
season. To learn more, click here.

Sign Up for Winter Classes

With more than 150 classes offered through our Community Services Department, help kick off the new year by getting more active or trying something you've always wanted to do. Check out classes offered in arts and crafts, youth programs, dance, fitness, gymnastics, the tiny tots academy and more. To view the classes available, click here. 

Be Prepared This Winter- Sandbags

With the much needed rain comes concerns of possible mudslides. Help protect your home or business by putting sandbags in place before the next storm. Anaheim households can receive up to 10 sandbags and businesses can receive up to 25 (fill material not included). Sandbags are available at select Fire Stations and Public Works locations. To learn more, click here.

Online Shopping Helps our Libraries

If you plan on doing your holiday shopping online, consider purchasing your gifts on Amazon and help support our Anaheim Public Libraries. It's quick and easy, and adds no extra cost to your purchase. Just visit smile.amazon.com and select 'Anaheim Public Library Foundation' as your charitable agency of 
choice. To learn more,
Check Out 'Books on the Go' at ARTIC!
Look for Anaheim Library's new self-service branch, now open at ARTIC. Stop by and check out the new book vending machine filled with bestselling titles, along with 'hot spot' access to our downloadable Audio and eBook collections. It's easy and free, you just need a library card to check out a book and GO! To learn more, click here.
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