December brings with it the spirit of giving. Here are ways to give back to our local community and a few people looking to do just that.

For the third year in a row, a few members of our community that love to serve San Pedro will be joining the big guy on his sleigh four nights this year. Santa’s Sleigh has been a huge success and embraced by many. There have been driveway parties, gender reveals and thousands of photos with the big guy. Show up to any of the locations below and come say hi to Santa and his helpers.


  • Leland Elementary, 5:30 p.m- 7:30 p.m.
  • 26th and Patton, 7:45 p.m. – 9 p.m.


  • Barton Hill Elementary, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • First Thursday at 6th and Mesa, 7:45 p.m. – 9 p.m.


  • Weymouth Corners’ Candy Cane Lane, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.


  • Taper Avenue Elementary, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Craig Place, 7:45 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Angel Gowns of South Bay will be continuing to meet on the third Saturday of the month, Dec 15. They will continue their ongoing collection of toiletries and (new) undergarments for local homeless teens.

They’re doing an extra collection in December for gift bags for homeless moms. Items needed include hair-brushes, lotion, nail polish, nail polish remover, nail clippers, slipper socks, hair accessories. Please direct any questions to


Breakfast with Santa – This annual event supports the community by providing toys for youth of all ages and breakfast with Santa. All activities are free. For more information, contact: (310) 832-1145, ext.106.

Adopt-A-Family – This program is an opportunity for individuals, teams, companies and organizations to reach out and lift up those in need, either through direct adoption or financial contribution. Your gift, large or small, makes a difference. For more information, contact: (310) 832-1145, ext. 162.

The MOMS Club of San Pedro is holding their annual Holiday Party Fundraiser December 9, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. located at DanceTech (114 N. Pacific Ave.). So many activities and fun for the whole family. Karaoke, slime station, nacho bar, crafts for adults and children, photos, dancing, bake sale, sensory station, Redondo Beach therapy dog, raffle for Disneyland tickets and other prizes. Santa will also be attending, so bring the family down for a photo.

George Palaziol is the founder of Serving San Pedro. He can be contacted at

George Palaziol